Applications are open for 2023 Te Hāpaitanga

Applications  are open for a fourth Te Hāpaitanga intake to support the development of emerging and high potential woman coaches.

Te Hāpaitanga is High Performance Sport NZ’s holistic coach development initiative designed to respond to the complex and interconnected challenges preventing woman coaches from pursuing and maintaining a career in high performance sport in Aotearoa New Zealand. It is part of HPSNZ’s ongoing commitment to women in high performance sport.

The 18-month initiative will once again provide coaches with: access to a $15,000 Te Hāpaitanga coach scholarship; one-on-one mentor support from an experienced high performance coach; attendance at a series of immersive residential workshops; and the opportunity to network and develop within a community of coaches.

Te Hāpaitanga is for women who are:

  • currently coaching athletes on the pre-high performance or high performance pathway; or
  • have been identified as a potential high performance coach but are not currently coaching regularly (for example a retiring or retired elite athlete or a women who has temporarily left coaching but is interested in returning).

Applications are open to women who are coaching in both paid (full-time, part-time or contract) or unpaid coaching positions, and HPSNZ encourages women from diverse backgrounds, including ex-athletes, mothers and those  who identify as Maori and/or Pasifika, to apply.

Applications must be received by 12 January 2024 and require Canoe Racing NZ endorsement. If you are interested in applying or require further information please contact either Emily Willock or Aaron Osborne.

You can find more information, application guidelines and the application form here.