21/5/19 – UPDATE FROM MACKENZIE:
I am almost fully healed from a knee injury I suffered 7 weeks out from a competition in Canada. A bad bone bruise/fracture inside knee. Feeling fit again and hitting the gym and playing netball and basketball, lots of biking, in preparation for the NZ ski season.
Hoping to train pretty much full time at Cardrona, with the odd training session at Coronet Peak with National coach.
The scholarship has made it possible to look at the full time programme, which is something I need to do, to be able to compete at F.I.S level (adult open grade competitions). I still have the possibility of gaining a spot in the U18 team for the Youth Olympics in 2020, if I have good results this year.
Many thanks for the support