Future Champions Applications for 2018 are open!

Future Champions Applications for 2018 are open!

Future Champions Applications for 2018 are open!


The Sport Taranaki Future Champions programme is an initiative aimed at recognising, acknowledging and supporting the development of talented young athletes within Taranaki, a region that has a very proud sporting history. The programme aims to assist talented athletes in fulfilling their potential and gaining higher honours.

Applications for this program have opened & close on Friday 2nd March, 5pm. The application form is available to download here.

“I was so stoked to be a part of the programme this year, it has helped me to learn more and understand an athlete life so much better. This will help me immensely when I leave school and try to make it as a professional athlete. ”  - 2017 Future Champion Athlete

The talent development programme has been running for eleven years and 2018 will be the 12th consecutive year. Since inception in 2007, over 110 Taranaki “born and bred” athletes have been inducted as members of the programme coming from a total of 26 different sporting codes. These athletes have been very high achievers in the sporting world, producing one Olympian, over 50 New Zealand reps/champions and five World Champions including 2017 athlete - Zac Reid! We believe this programme has been instrumental to helping these athletes achieve on a national and international stage.

The programme itself consists of a series of workshops including nutrition, performance psychology, leadership, injury prevention, mental skills, dealing with the media, strength and conditioning, drug free sport and also includes forming an athlete life plan. The athlete’s coaches and parents are included at relevant times to ensure the plans are aligned to what they have in place already

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact TSSSA or Guy Honnor at Sport Taranaki - 06 7590930 ext 735