March 2024, Articles

Two new sports feature in Te Hāpaitanga’s fourth intake

A high calibre of mature, experienced women coaches, a number of whom have had international coaching experience, have been selected to join the fourth Te Hāpaitanga cohort.

Announcing the 10 participants, programme lead Jody Cameron says a feature of the group is the first-time inclusion of coaches from rugby league and volleyball, who join coaches from four other team sports and four individual sports.

The successful applicants are:

  • Kendra Tate, Canoe Racing
  • Tessa Jenkins, Cycling
  • Jessica Fuller, Football
  • Emily Gaddum, Hockey
  • Charlotte Scanlan, Rugby League
  • Jo Morrison, Netball
  • Michelle Munro, Rowing
  • Anna Livingstone, Rugby
  • Tess Mattern, Triathlon
  • Liz Hanna, Volleyball


The first Residential for the group will be held in April 2024 with the course running through to June 2025.

A further 16 applicants have been invited to join the satellite programme that has run continually for the past three years.

“We have had a positive response with all `16 applicants keen to take up the opportunity the satellite programme provides,” says Jody.  “This creates a more sequential pathway which meets the needs and expressed desires of the coaches for more cross-sport exchange and coach support.”

Satellite participants undertake a 12-month online programme, facilitated by coaching guru Raylene Bates.

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