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What We Do

Team behind the Team

Working together to ensure a new world-beating era for New Zealand sport

Across the cycle, over 500,000 hours of athlete performance support was provided by our experts to high performance athletes and coaches in preparation for the Rio Games

With over 120 world class specialists across 15 disciplines, we work in partnership with NSOs to build high performance teams around the needs of elite athletes and coaches, at home and away.

Our holistic and collaborative approach, provides the additional resources, knowledge and inspiration needed to enhance their world-beating capability and is based on a philosophy that is:

  • performance-driven
  • athlete-focused
  • coach-led.


of coaches have increased capability to lead and case manage campaigns


of staff are front-line


athlete satisfaction with the timeliness of high performance support


athlete satisfaction with the quality of high performance support

Our Culture

We have an inspirational and intentional approach to a performance culture. We strive to build a legacy based on great people, great system, great results which is supported by our values of excellence, integrity, and collaboration to optimise performance. We inspire through living our vision and drawing on our unique New Zealand identity.

Our partnerships are important to us and we build trust and mutual respect to enable strong relationships with our NSO’s, coaches and athletes to be performance driven, coach led, and athlete focused. We are continually developing our capabilities and increasing our level of expertise by valuing continuous learning and adapting our delivery.

Our behaviours encourage us to team up to be stronger together, to own our performance and to prepare ourselves and others for sustained success. Our culture supports the strategic mission of creating a world-leading sustainable high performance sport system.

Culture Plan
Purpose Optimising Performance
Identity We are a growing a uniquely NZ identity, drawing on inspiration from the Silver Fern, our Maori culture and our high performance context.
Values Excellence. Integrity. Collaboration.
Capabilities Performance-Driven. Athlete-Focused. Coach-Led.
Behaviours We build trust and mutual respect. We team up to be stronger together. We learn and adapt. We own our performance. We prepare ourselves and others for sustained success.