"The Wellington region has a coaching system that effectively provides for coaching, that values the needs of athletes and participants"
Coaches play an integral role in the fabric of the New Zealand sporting system. Along with parents, teachers and caregivers, coaches have a huge influence on the young people they work with. To enrich and improve the quality of experience young people have when participating sport, it is important to develop and nurture the coaches who deliver these experiences.
Coach development is a core activity in an effective coaching system. Sport Wellington works alongside a number of National and Regional Sport Organisations, as well as secondary schools across the Wellington Region to support the delivery of coach development opportunities.
Wendi Case Study
A successful athlete in her own right, Wendi Henderson shares her journey and experience in the Performance Coach Advance Programme.
At her retirement from football in 2008, Wendi was the most-capped footballer in New Zealand, with 64 caps. Although retiring from playing, Wendi hasn't given up football altogether and was the assistant coach for the NZ Football Ferns at the Oceania Women's Nations Cup in 2018.