Performance Potential Squad (PPS)

PPS Programme Description


Stage of Development: Preparing for High Performance
Athlete Age: Approximately 18-22 years old
Support Numbers: Approximately 5-10 athletes
Programme Description: For more established athletes preparing for the demands of entering the high performance environment; and are tracking towards or demonstrating the potential to perform with distinction at senior pinnacle competitions at some stage throughout their career
Athletics NZ High Performance Primary Contact: Tim Driesen
Programme Selection Guidelines: Selection based on Performance Potential. Achieving or realistically tracking towards the Athletics NZ High Performance Level Guidelines
Athlete Selection Timeframes: Twice per year – Post New Zealand domestic season (April-May) and post international season (Oct-Dec)
Programme Review Timelines: 1-2 reviews yearly, post domestic season and international season de-briefs/reviews
Programme Exit:

After progression to the Elite Performance Squad (EPS)


After 1-2 years of limited/no progression with consideration of individual circumstances (injury/relocation etc).

Athletics NZ Available Support

  • Individual Development and Campaign planning support
  • Campaign funding support on a case by case basis
  • Season de-brief and review
  • Relevant Athletics NZ High Performance camps (PDS/Event Group

High Performance Sport NZ Available Support

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Current PPS Athletes (2022/23 names to be added soon)

HPSNZ Support Level: Athlete Event(s) Location Coach Club
Opportunity Ben Tuimaseve F37 Shot Put Auckland Dame Valerie Adams Papakura Athletics & Harrier
Potential Imogen Ayris Pole Vault Auckland Jeremy McColl Takapuna Athletics & Harrier
Potential Eddie Osei-Nketia 100m Canberra Gus Nketia & Gary Henley-Smith North Harbour Bays Athletics