2021 Performance Pathway Squad Announcements – Foundation, Paddle ID, Performance Development

The 2020 – 2028 CRNZ Strategy sets out a clear vision ‘To be the World’s Best Paddling Nation’

To achieve our vision, we must have in place a strong performance system with a clear athlete pathway. A structured athlete pathway enables us to identify, track and support athletes as they transition from club paddler to podium performer. The aim of the CRNZ

Performance Pathway is to ensure athletes are in the right environment, receiving the right support, at the right time, in order to maximise the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

The pathway programs has a series of opportunities that give athletes the opportunity to develop and help prepare them to one day transition to the high performance program. Athletes across the pathway will benefit from the provision of coaching expertise, training opportunities, performance support, athlete education, and exposure to high performance environments and practices.

The key competencies of the Foundation, Paddle ID and Performance Development programs are focused around:

  • • The CRNZ Technical Competencies
  • • Team Boat Fundamentals
  • • Building Fundamental Movement Patterns, Sport Specific Strength, Power and Endurance
  • • Understanding and practicing performance psychology, nutrition and athlete life strategies

Further information on the CRNZ Performance Pathway can be found: http://www.canoeracing.org.nz/high-performance/athlete-pathway

Congratulations to the following athletes bellow who have been selected for the following programs. Additional athletes may enter squads or progress within the pathway throughout the year. Additional athletes may also be invited into training camps throughout the year.

Coaches of athletes in each squad are encouraged to attend the training opportunities/workshops that their athletes are selected for.

Performance Development

Julia Padrutt

Waitara Kayak Club

Kalani Gilbertson

North Shore Kayak Club

Emma Kemp

Mana Kayak Racing Club

Thomas McGibbon

  Arawa Canoe Club

Paddle ID

Tara Vaughan

North Shore Canoe Club

Scarlet Old

Waitara Kayak Club

Greer Morley

North Shore Canoe Club

Emma Brownlie

Poverty Bay Kayak Club

Mia Roadley

Arawa Canoe Club

Claudia Rogers

Arawa Canoe Club

Genna Robertson

Poverty Bay Kayak Club

Madison Garrett

Arawa Canoe Club

Natasha McGibbon

Arawa Canoe Club

Jess Marquet

Arawa Canoe Club

  

Daniel Brown

Hawkes Bay Kayak Racing Club

Alex Hickman

Arawa Canoe Club

Michael Esterhuizen

  Eastern Bay Canoe Racing Club

Hamish Macky

Hawkes Bay Kayak Racing Club

Leon Fuller

Eastern Bay Canoe Racing Club

Zane Mills-Nossiter

Wanganui Multisport & Triathlon Club

Grant Clancy

North Shore Canoe Club

Jonty Laver

Hawkes Bay Kayak Racing Club

Damian Da Silva

Hawkes Bay Kayak Racing Club

Logan Ferguson

Karapiro Kayak Racing Club

Foundation

Kate Skeels

Hawkes Bay Kayak Racing Club

Ngarita Mackenzie

  Arawa Canoe Club

Sophia Lawson

Hawkes Bay Kayak Racing Club

Jessica Cleghorn

Eastern Bay Canoe Racing Club

Eva Fuller

Eastern Bay Canoe Racing Club

Brieanna Cox

Arawa Canoe Club

Isla Joyce

Arawa Canoe Club

Hannah Baxter

Eastern Bay Canoe Racing Club

Sage Piebenga

Waitara Kayak Club

Abbey Smith

North Shore Canoe Club

Sophia Shearer

Arawa Canoe Club

  

Lachlan Moles

Waitara Kayak Club

Angus Baker

Poverty Bay Kayak Club

Sterling Maxwell

Wellington Kayak & Kneeboard Club

Logan Philp

Wellington Kayak & Kneeboard Club

Angus Sewell

Wanganui Multisport & Triathlon Club

Liam Rogers

Arawa Canoe Club

Mathew Reihana-Asquith

  Eastern Bay Canoe Racing Club

Kaiha Gilbertson

North Shore Canoe Club

Samuel Fortes

North Shore Canoe Club

Kristian Marshall

Eastern Bay Canoe Racing Club

Guy Roadley

Arawa Canoe Club

Tiago Chamberlain

Arawa Canoe Club

Gordon Walker’s coaching journey – Part Two

Gordon Walker earned the prestigious Coach of the Decade prize at the Halberg Awards earlier this year. We chat to the highly successful CRNZ Technical Director about his sporting journey. In the second part of our two-part feature, we focus on Gordy’s time as a CRNZ coach.

Read More »

Gordon Walker’s coaching journey – Part One

Gordon Walker earned the prestigious Coach of the Decade prize at the Halberg Awards earlier this year. We chat to the highly successful CRNZ Technical Director about his fascinating sporting journey. In the first part one of our two-part feature we focus on Gordy’s early development and road to CRNZ.

Read More »