Expressions of Interest for Sport Development Programme now open

20 September 2019

Now’s the time to get involved! The Wellington City Council Sport Talent Development Programme is calling for Expressions of Interest.

Designed to empower young Wellington athletes to be successful, both in sport and in life, the programme grants money to a handful of Regional Sporting Organizations to assist them in developing systems and structures that support the creation of a talent development programme or pathway within their respective organizations.

Sports selected into the programme receive hands-on support and guidance from Sport Wellington’s Sport Development team. This can include:

  • assisting with selection criteria for your respective talent development squads
  • advice on the structures to support your talent programmes
  • resources and assistance with Individual Performance Plans for your athletes
  • access to strength and conditioning experts in the High-Performance gym at ASB
  • connections to a network of experts and advisors in the sport and recreation sector

Sports are free to choose what initiatives they want to focus on throughout the year.

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As well as these sport-specific initiatives, the programme also runs a year-long Seminar Series. The seminars focus on different aspects of athlete development from psychology to wellbeing and character development. They are designed to provide engaging learning environments.

Funded by the Wellington City Council, the programme aims to give young aspiring Wellington athletes the opportunity to develop the skills and character to assist them to realise their potential in sport and life.

Talent is broader than sport and competition. The programme aims to see young people lead active and healthy lives and become leaders, innovators and positively contribute to Wellington’s society in the future.

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By placing support around the Regional Sports Organizations, and offering dynamic and engaging supplementary learning environments, the WCC Sport Talent Development programme hopes to effect sustainable and meaningful positive influence on young Wellingtonians.

Find out more and complete your Expression of Interest 

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