Bill Begg is has coached 17 World Champion skaters, including his daughter Nicole, and he's looking for his 18th in his "beloved Timaru." With world class facilities, the backing of the community and a club full of enthusiastic roller skaters it would take a brave person to bet against him.
The South Canterbury Roller Skating Club is a story full of passion. The Begg family have coached and competed at the very highest level all over the globe and over decades. Their passion for Roller Skating is only matched by their love of Timaru. Their two passions combined have helped make Timaru the perfect setting to 'find the next world champion.' The raised $400,000 to build a world class facility in less than a year with the support of the Timaru community who the Beggs say 'love to to support success.' Other training facilities like the brand new C-bay Timaru Aquatic Centre
and excellent schools
are all within a few minutes drive (or skate) away. This has budding skaters from all over the world come to Timaru to train. Visitors are blown away by the beauty of South Canterbury and the warmth of its people.
The Roller Skating Club entered 'Tell a Friend' to share why they love it here. Their Facebook page I Love South Canterbury and their passionate video South Canterbury You Make My Heart Beat meant the reached the finals of Tell a Friend. Watch and share their video above to help them win a $10,000 prize pack put together by some amazing South Canterbury businesses.