Pathway to Podium

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Pathway to Podium is a nationwide talent development programme, developed by Sport New Zealand and delivered in Southland by the Academy Southland team.

Pathway to Podium isn’t open to applications. Emerging athletes and coaches are selected by National Sporting Organisations to join the programme in April/May each year.

The programme offers the same services as Academy Southland and is about

  • Making the pathway to high performance sport clearer for pre-elite athletes and their coaches
  • Getting support around potential medal winners early, to give them the best shot at future success
  • Through regional hubs, providing nationwide access to facilities and training as close as possible to athletes’ homes, families and peer support, until they’re ready to enter the formal high performance system
  • Providing support and guidance in areas such as performance planning, training regimes, mental skills training, strength and conditioning and nutrition

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Find Out More

Contact Academy Southland Programme Manager Jason McKenzie

P: 03 211 2150