In Military terms, the ‘100 Club’ is the highest level of fitness that all New Zealand Army officers and soldiers strive to reach. It is not the required level of fitness needed or even the desired level; it is an aspirational target that not many achieve.
Each year the New Zealand Services Academy has a two-week induction camp, and for the Northern Region, this is held at Waiouru. James Johnson took the Year 12 Glenfield College intake for 2017 down to camp this year for a rigorous introduction into military life.
One of the students on the bus down to Waiouru was 16-year old Stacey-Ann Selby-Lye. Stacey-Ann is one of several students in our Services Academy, a course which allows students to study Level 1, 2 and 3 NCEA whilst also gaining a fantastic insight into what a career in the military would look like.
In 2012 a male student from Turangi became the first Academy student to gain access into the ’100 Club’ but, up until Stacey-Ann’s efforts, there had never been a female student who had joined the elite performers. Not only did she smash the criteria for entry into the club, but Stacey-Ann also left all other female students trailing in her wake, and not just for this year, but for all of the history of the Services Academy.
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