Sport New Zealand, in collaboration with partners, has developed a Talent Plan 2016-2020.
This Talent Plan is for the New Zealand sporting system, led by Sport NZ, and is a result of consultation with a wide range of people and organisations from across the country including national sports organisations (NSOs), regional sports trusts (RSTs), secondary school sports bodies and schools, tertiary education organisations, territorial authorities (TAs) and, most importantly, athletes and coaches.
The plan focuses on growing the capability of the competitive sporting system to better prepare athletes for high performance through quality sporting experiences in the development phase. It also aims to encourage more young people and adults to remain active in competitive sporting pathways, strengthening local, regional and national competitions.
- Talent Plan (pdf, 1MB)
- Balance is Better brochure – a snapshot of our approach (pdf, 2MB) | Interactive version
Balance is Better Website
The Balance is Better website is the home of youth sport in New Zealand with a mix of articles, interviews, case studies and videos, endorsed by Sport New Zealand.
Whether you are a coach, parent, administrator or a leader in youth sport you will be able to keep up with the play on the latest help, advice and coaching tips from trusted sources.
Balance is Better Champions
The Balance is Better Champions programme supports organisations making changes to ensure they put the needs of young people, participants and athletes first.
- Andrea Hewitt, Triathlete
- Ben Sigmund, Footballer
- Lisa Carrington, Canoeist
- Erikana Pedersen, Netballer
- Kayla Imrie, Kayaker
- Nathan Twaddle, Rower
- Ainsley and Trent, Triathletes
- Shannon McIlroy, Bowler
- Paul Coll, Squash player
- Amy Robinson, Hockey player
- Zoe and Jayden Fleming, BMX riders
- Izzy Hegan, Athlete
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