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Club Connect Conference 2014

Club Connect 2014 Conference

Christchurch,   8 - 10 August, 2014

The Athletics New Zealand Club Connect 2014 club conference focused on partnerships, collaboration and the sharing of ideas as the key to unlocking success in the  grass roots of the sport.

The overall theme of the conference was the Athletics New Zealand Pathway and aimed to provide insight and direction for clubs and regional associations so together the sport can grow Athletics and make it AWESOME for everyone involved!

We looked at the participant…the key reason we do what we do! Why do THEY do athletics? What motivates THEM? Are we (clubs) relevant to their needs and wants?

It was another great weekend, and we look forward to seeing lots more clubs there in 2015!

A comprehensive range of presentations were delivered across the Club Development and Regional strands at the 2014 Club Connect Conference. Below are the sessions presented at the conference.  Those in blue font are links to the presentations.  For more information on any of the presentations just click on the presenters name and it will direct you to their email. 


 Topic Supporting Documents Presenter
Athletics New Zealand Strategic Direction 


Annette Purvis
Athletics New Zealand Levy Review 


Annette Purvis
What is the role of a club? 
  Athletics NZ Community Sport Team
Know your athletes and how they learn  


Karen Laurie
Pathway to Podium programme 


Andrew Ellis
(Sport Canterbury)
ClubNet member management system 


Brett Addison
Alastair Dunn
Sponsorship, funding and marketing for your club


Carl Jackson
Club Innovation club case study workshop

Case Study 1: Retaining Athletes

Case Study 2: GET SET GO - Partnerships.

Case Study 3: Engaging the Recreational Runner

Case Study 4 : Club School Links

 Cat O'Sullivan
Officials - an Update   

National Officials Committee Strategy

Amy McClintock
Sport New Zealand Coaching Strategy 

Athletics NZ Coaching Framework

Run Jump Throw Framework

Development Framework

Brett Reid (Sport NZ)
Amy McClintock
Club Toolbox

Planning Tool overview

Cat O'Sullivan
Role of the Athletics New Zealand President 


Dave Norris
Paralympic Athletes


Raylene Bates

Club Connect Programmme

Conference Discussion Papers - By-Laws

Two papers were discussed in the By-Laws Update and Review session:
Proposal to amend Athletics NZ Supplementary Rule S260
Proposals to amend Athletics NZ By-Law C2 - Records



Cat O’Sullivan
Club Development Manager
021 588 439


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