High Performance Squads

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HP Squad Initial Candidates

10 February 2016

Re: High Performance Squads Initial Candidates

One of OWNZ strategic initiatives is to put more structure and planning into High Performance. While a framework was developed several years ago that has been used to identify talent we have now taken the next step in naming candidates for selections into two High Performance Squads.

The creation of high performance squads;

  • allows structured long term development of athletes to meet High Performance Objectives
  • allows medium to long term planning of athletes coaches and campaigns
  • sets expectations and commitments for athletes, coaches, parents/families
    of athletes and OWNZ
  • provides a High Performance environment to share knowledge and
    accelerate learning and performance
  • demonstrates at the highest level, the values of OWNZ and an example
    of why New Zealanders should “Choose Weightlifting”
  • recognises that it takes at least 10 years to create an Elite Athlete

Congratulations to all the athletes listed below; their coaches and families.

Yours sincerely

John Moss

High Performance Manager

Olympic Weightlifting New Zealand

High Performance Squad Candidates

Two year focus for the 2018 Commonwealth Games Campaign

WOMEN MEN
  • Ruth Anderson-Horrell
  • Vi’vale Gafa
  • Amanda Gould
  • Tracey Lambrechs
  • Andrea Miller
  • Charlotte Moss
  • Puawai Munro-Halkyard
  • Phillipa Patterson
  • Bailey Rogers
  • Megan Signal
  • Andrius Barakauskas
  • Saxon Gregory-Hunt
  • Ianne Guinares
  • Anti Hsu
  • David Liti
  • Mathew Madsen
  • Cameron McTaggart
  • Richard Patterson
  • Joe Pomelile
  • Douglas Sekone-Fraser
  • Caleb Symon
  • Anthony Taylor
  • Rory Taylor
  • Vernon Taylor
  • Vester Villalon

Emerging High Performance Squad Candidates

Six year focus for the 2022 Commonwealth Games Campaign

WOMEN MEN
  • Kanah Andrews-Nahu
  • Tamryn Bear
  • Amy Bielby
  • Indiya Dawson-Myers
  • Kaeley Elkington
  • Kelsea Elkington
  • Stella Hampton
  • Jade Hawken
  • Kohu Kawiti
  • Paige Lawgun
  • Leshego Mpe
  • Nicole Sos
  • Zoe Virgin
  • Albert Anderson
  • Alex Farmiloe
  • Ethan Hawken
  • Ioane Job
  • Ryan Jolly
  • Talima Kalauta-Crofts
  • Taio Kawiti
  • Benet Kumeroa
  • Isaac Lawgun
  • Brayden Maea-Brown
  • Robert Meleisea
  • Curran Power
  • Joachim Setefano
  • Montel Tivoli

Commitments from OWNZ & Squad Members

Commitment from OWNZ to High Performance Squad Members

  • Initial interview to set Key Performance Indicators for the current campaign and longer term where applicable
  • Tracking and quarterly review of results against KPI’s and High Performance Standards
  • Access to advice from OWNZ High Performance Coaches  , including peer review of training program
  • Access to advice on key factors affecting performance such as nutrition, making weight, sports medicine, sports psychology
  • Annual High Performance Training Camp (fully funded will be the aim)
  • Keeping athlete support people informed; coach, parent/families
  • Help with funding
  • Profile on  OWNZ website
  • Automatic Inclusion on 2018 Commonwealth Games Long
  • Clearly explain standards and behaviour expected
  • Clearly explain International Selection guidelines

Commitment from OWNZ to Emerging High Performance Squad Members

  • Long term Planning for 2022 Commonwealth Games
  • Annual tracking and review of results against KPI’s and High Performance Standards
  • Access to advice from OWNZ High Performance Coaches  , including peer review of training program
  • Access to advice on key factors affecting performance such as nutrition, making weight, sports medicine, sports psychology
  • Keeping athlete support people informed; coach, parent/families
  • Help with funding
  • Profile on OWNZ website
  • Clearly explain standards and behaviour expected
  • Clearly explain International Selection guidelines

Commitment from High Performance Squad Members

  • To commit to the agreed high performance program (training and supporting activities)
  • To commit to the values and mission of OWNZ
  • To be honest about intention to compete and be selected to represent New Zealand at each applicable international event including commitments to other sports
  • To compete at OWNZ Nationals and at least one other key national event on the OWNZ Calendar

2016 High Performance Training Camp

 

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The 2016 High Performance Training Camp was held over 4 days from the 20th – 23rd April on the North Shore, Auckland.
The objective of this camp was to prepare our New Zealand team selected to compete at the Rio Qualification event in Suva, Fiji in May. However, we also used this opportunity to invite the entire high performance squad to help build an elite training environment and to also prepare all squad members for our other pinnacle international event, the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

This would not have occurred if it wasn’t for the Olympic Solidarity National Activities Program that fully funded our training camp. OWNZ and the High Performance Squad are extremely grateful for having this support from the the Olympic Solidarity and also the New Zealand Olympic Committee as this camp is crucial in our preparations for qualifying a spot at the next Olympic Games, Rio 2016.

With 23 athletes and 7 support staff attending this training camp, it was a great time to build team culture and give our athletes the resources and time to focus purely on their training and performance. A lot of knowledge was gained and a lot of training and recovery hours were put in. Thank you to all those that attended to make this camp what it was!