Triathlon New Zealand seeking National Talent Programme Coach

By Triathlon New Zealand | 24 Feb, 2015

Triathlon New Zealand is seeking a driven and progressive coach with a passion for talent development to lead the National Talent Programme to achieve sustainable international success towards the 2020 Tokyo and 2024 Olympic Games.

Tri NZ is the governing body for the sport of Triathlon in New Zealand, including a High Performance Programme (Tri NZ HP) with a vision to provide a high performance environment that produces athletes who can win medals consistently at the Olympic Games and major international events.

Tri NZ HP is rigorously pursuing a “2020 HP Plan”, including a commitment to prioritise athlete talent development, through a structured and progressive development pathway to ensure programme sustainability by systematically and regularly identifying and supporting young athletes who show potential to podium at Olympics and World Championships.

To that aim, a National Talent Programme (NTP) was launched during 2014, already engaging with well over 100 young athletes and several dozen coaches. The NTP includes a National Talent Squad (NTS; which meets regularly for training and competition, with additional support through Sport NZ’s Pathway to Podium Programme) and Regional Youth Academies (RYAs; with Lead Coaches in 5 regions around the country).

The Role
In leading the NTP, the National Talent Development Coach is fundamental to Tri NZ HP achieving sustainable success. The role oversees the identification and development of appropriately talented Youth and Junior athletes, and supports their coaches, to ensure regular progression of athletes to the High Performance Squads. Specifically, the Coach coaches the NTS and National Junior Teams, supports NTS athletes and their coaches in training at home, and coordinates the RYAs.

The National Talent Coach works alongside the High Performance Coaching and Performance Support teams, primarily based at the National High Performance Centre in Cambridge. Domestic and international travel are both required.

Applications should be sent to High Performance Administrator, Maree Kaati ( by midday on Monday 9 March, including cover letter addressing the key points of experience in the Person Specification and a current CV. Interviews are anticipated during the week beginning Monday 16 March. Further enquiries are welcome to the High Performance Director, Graeme Maw (