Saints Trampoline Club's Stacey Kerin will be looking to continue to rise through the ranks this year following an impressive 2012.
The St Kevin's College student made a smooth transition to international level, after being named in the New Zealand Trampoline Team for the Australian Nationals in May.
The 17-year-old went on to have a successful National Championships in Dunedin taking fourth spot in the Junior Synchronised Trampoline, sixth in the Junior Double-Mini and fifth in the Junior Trampoline event.
The starlet also picked up an award for being the best 17-years-plus woman on the Double-Mini Trampoline.
Kerin topped off the year with a respectable performance at the Indo-Pacific Championships in Sydney as a member of the New Zealand team competing in the 17-years-plus women's age group, finishing fourth on the Synchronised Trampoline and sixth and eighth respectively in the Double-Mini and Trampoline competitions.
Coach Michelle Johnston said she was proud of her student's rapid progression and cites the youngster's attitude as the key to her success.
"She's committed, passionate and works very hard," she said.
"She's always prepared to train and also coaches for our younger ones coming through, she's a big influence on them and a good role model."
Kerin hopes to refine her skills further ahead of competitions this year and also enjoys helping the young talent coming through at the Saints Club.
"I just want to push on and keep on the same track as I am now," she said.
"I like coaching. It's always good to help people that have supported you so I enjoy that."