Pathway to Podium (P2P)
Pathway to Podium (P2P) is a partnership between Sport New Zealand, High Performance Sport New Zealand, Athletics New Zealand and the participating Regions. The programme supports selected emerging athletes through a national network of up to 14 Regional Talent Hubs. Each hub will have partners that provide support appropriate to each athlete’s stage of development. The programme runs from 1 April each year through to 31 March of the following.
Emerging athletes (approximately 16-19 years old) that have started to demonstrate some of the four fundamental elements and good event performance for their age in athletics may be nominated post the domestic season (March/April) for the P2P programme. Usually participation runs for the course of two years however selection requires the athlete and coach to enter the programme as a pair and meet their responsibilities in order to retain their place within the programme.
Once selected into P2P, athletes will predominately engage with the Hub Coordinators within their region. The Regions will provide facilities where athletes from different sports meet, attend educational workshops, and receive advice and instruction in various athlete performance support disciplines (Performance Psychology, Nutrition for Sport, Strength and Conditioning, and Athlete Life). Athletics NZ will develop an Individual Performance Plan (IPP) in conjunction with the athlete and their coach. This will outline sport specific and performance support targets for the year. The Hub Coordinator will then work with the athletes and their coaches to ensure they receive the identified support to progress their development. For more information about the P2P programme please view the Sport NZ website.
List of current P2P members:
Click here for an overview of P2P