What is a ‘preferred supplier’ to the HPSNZ Supplement Programme?
The term ‘preferred supplier’ is used by HPSNZ to describe a company that can provide product to athletes through the HPSNZ supplement programme.
A preferred supplier will have met strict criteria and high standards including providing evidence of relevant quality assurance and quality control processes, and specific risk management processes concerning contamination.
HPSNZ insists on a company’s compliance with third party supplement batch testing through a reputable laboratory that operates within the framework of the World Anti-Doping Agency.
Preferred supplier status does not imply a sponsorship arrangement.
In November 2015 HPSNZ signed a preferred supplier relationship with Frucor, for the provision of Gatorade to its carded athletes.
Sports drinks are a critical part of the performance nutrition and hydration plans of many athletes and the Gatorade relationship allows HPSNZ Performance Nutritionists to recommend a product that is considered to be safe and efficacious.
The preferred supplier relationship follows a strict review by HPSNZ of Gatorade’s manufacturing practices and risk management for contamination and also Gatorade’s compliance with independent batch testing through a reputable laboratory against the WADA anti-doping code.
Gatorade is a large international brand, with independently tested product and a well-researched formulation. Global coverage is especially helpful as HPSNZ athletes frequently travel internationally to train and compete. Gatorade is available in over 80 countries worldwide.
Frucor, through the Gatorade preferred supplier relationship, is also supporting HPSNZ and the athletes by providing discounted orders. Gatorade is only available to athletes under this arrangement by ‘prescription’ from their HPSNZ Performance Nutritionist.
Gatorade, through its Global Sports Science Institute, also provides scientifically reviewed documentation and resources.
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High Performance Sport New Zealand has developed the Athlete Friendly Tertiary Network, a network of New Zealand universities and polytechnics which support New Zealand’s high performance athletes. Tertiary institutions in the network include:
- Auckland University of Technology
- University of Canterbury
- Lincoln University
- Massey University
- Victoria University
- Otago Polytech
- Waikato Institute of Technology (WINTEC)
- Bay of Plenty Polytechnic
- The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand
For more information go to the Athlete Friendly Network Page