Former All White appointed as talent identification consultant for global service

Former All Whites captain Earle Thomas has been appointed a New Zealand representative for FirstPoint USA, a leading international sports scholarship and international university admissions service.

Working with a network of coaches from more than 2,500 universities and colleges across the United States, FirstPoint have supported more than 30,000 talented young sportsmen and women since 2001, securing in excess of $300 million in scholarship funding for their clients.

Earle Thomas.

Their comprehensive service covers the full spectrum of the scholarship journey, working with student athletes in 18 different sports, including soccer and rugby, golf and tennis, swimming, athletics and water polo.

Thomas said: “FirstPoint USA run a very professional organisation with great experience and insight within their team, providing the students and their parents with a first-class service.

“This is an excellent pathway for prospective student-athletes from New Zealand to develop their sporting career while obtaining a first-class education.

“The campus facilities for US collegiate sport are exceptional and the opportunities are life-changing.”

Thomas played 23 full internationals for New Zealand, captaining the side in the 1970s.

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For further information, contact Earle Thomas on mob 021-458444 or

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