Events, Resources and Useful Links

Here you will find information about events, resources and useful links relating to HPSNZ’s Women in High Performance Sport Project. 

Women in High Performance Sport – A Celebration Webinar – December 2021 

On 1 December 2021 HPSNZ officially announced 16 coaches to join Te Hāpaitanga starting in 2022.  

The event was an opportunity to hear from some of the women already engaged in Te Hāpaitanga, as well as those who have been working behind the scenes on HPSNZ’s Women in High Performance Sport Project.  

The event was co-hosted by High Performance Sport NZ and LockerRoom and facilitated by LockerRoom Editor Suzanne McFadden. 

Speakers included: 

  • Mel Bosman, Te Hāpaitanga coach and High-Performance Program Manager / Mako FPC Coach, Tasman Rugby Union and Assistant Coach Blues Wahine Aupiki, Auckland Blues  
  • Jenny Armstrong, Te Hāpaitanga coach and Women’s Sailing Manager, Yachting New Zealand 
  • Penny Pearce, Te Hāpaitanga Practice Mentor and High Performance Manager, Equestrian Sports New Zealand 
  • Sonia Boland, Women in High Performance Sport Manager, HPSNZ 
  • Lyn Gunson, Te Hāpaitanga Programme Leader 
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Women Coaches in Aotearoa – September 2021 

Insights into Women Coaches in Aotearoa New Zealand are available in this series of three infographics published by High Performance Sport (HPSNZ) together with Massey University. 

The infographics outline the findings of a survey involving more than 300 respondents from across New Zealand, and from a broad range of sports. 

Download three visual infographics showcasing the Women Coaches in Aotearoa findings; 

Profile of our Coaches View in HTML | Download PDF (3 MB) 

Inspiration and Challenges View in HTML | Download PDF (658 KB) 

Putting it into Action View in HTML| Download PDF (12MB) 

Women in High Performance Sport – A Celebration Webinar – August 2020 

On 27 August 2020, HPSNZ officially launch two key pillars of HPSNZ’s $2.7 million Women in High Performance Sport Project – the Residency Fund and the Te Hāpaitanga coaching initiative. 

The event was an opportunity to hear from some of the women engaged in the Residency Fund and Te Hāpaitanga, as well as those who have been working behind the scenes to bring the project to life. 

The event was co-hosted by High Performance Sport NZ and LockerRoom and facilitated by LockerRoom Editor Suzanne McFadden. 

Speakers included: 

  • Waimarama Taumaunu – Chair, Women in High Performance Sport Advisory Group and member of High Performance Sport NZ’s Board of Directors 
  • Michelle Wood – Performance Services Manager, Snow Sports NZ 
  • Natalie Lawrence – Future Ferns Domestic Programme Assistant Coach, NZ Football 
  • Sonia Boland – Women in High Performance Sport Project Manager 
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Women in High Performance Sport Symposium – October 2019  

On 4 October 2019, HPSNZ held a Women in High Performance Sport Symposium. Dr Nicole LaVoi, Director, Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport, University of Minnesota, was the key guest speaker. Dr LaVoi was joined by a number of speakers from across New Zealand’s sport system, including Women in Sport Aotearoa, NSOs and female high performance coaches. 

The symposium: 

  • Demonstrated the case for greater gender equity in high performance sport in New Zealand. 
  • Dispelled preconceived ideas and challenged attendees to influence and accelerate change in their own sports. 
  • Provided a platform for sports to share and learn about initiatives underway to improve gender equity in New Zealand sport 

 

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