Performance Partnerships

Working in partnership with sports for high performance success 

We adapt our capability building approach based on context and readiness to improve skills and expertise that enable performance.

As the team behind the team, everything we do is focussed on enhancing New Zealand’s high performance sports capability to create long term sustainable and repeatable success. 

HPSNZ works together with National Sporting Organisations (NSOs) to enable and empower world class performances that inspire New Zealanders. To ensure repeatable success for New Zealand on the world stage, we target specific sports and campaigns. We focus on the performance pathways, wellbeing and engagement and funding and investment for those sports. 

Our Performance Partnerships  

With each sport driving and leading their High Performance programme, one of our Performance Team Leaders (PTL) acts as the conduit and connector for advice, investment and support through HPSNZ. With extensive experience and knowledge in high performance sport, our PTLs work closely with the High Performance Director within each of our partner sports, from aspirational to podium, so that together we’re empowering New Zealand athletes and coaches to excel on the world stage.  

“Our Performance Team Leaders drive partnership outcomes that both HPSNZ and invested sports have committed to achieving together.” – Eddie Kohlhase, General Manager Performance Partnerships

Strengthening Leadership  

To develop individual and collective high performance leadership capability our focus is on connecting people and proactive support. By connecting leaders across the system we can sustain and leverage a culture of collaboration across New Zealand’s high performance environment.  

High Performance Coaching  

HPSNZ’s focus on developing a truly integrated end-to-end performance pathway is designed to better identify and develop potential coaching talent, better support our high performance coaches, and retain more coaching talent in high performance sport.  Find out more about our Coach Development initiatives here.  

Performance Support  

In the daily training environment, we place carefully chosen teams of experts around elite athletes and coaches, and through a holistic and collaborative approach with NSOs, provide the additional resources, knowledge and inspiration needed to enhance their world-beating capability. Find out more about our Performance Support here.