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New Zealand Representative Events

Introduction:

The New Zealand Representative Strategy has been developed following the Surf Sport Blue Sky Review held in 2014.  The pinnacle event for Surf Life Saving New Zealand is the World Lifesaving Championships and the representative event format has been developed to create a step in the sport pathway that assists Coaches, Manager, Officials, Selectors and Athletes to develop towards national representative honours.

Disciplines:

The New Zealand Representative Strategy is designed to create a step in the Sport Pathway for all disciplines to align with the pinnacle events internationally.  For 2016/17 season there will be two events that will cater for Surf Boats, Ski, Board, Surf Swim, Beach Events and Iron Person.

The disciplines identified in the pathway are:

  • Pool Events
  • Surf Boats
  • Surf Canoes
  • IRB's
  • Ski
  • Board
  • Swim
  • Beach Events
  • Iron Person

Considerations:

To deliver a representative opportunity to the disciplines listed above we have taken the following into consideration:

  • Cost effective for athletes, and SLSNZ.
  • Space in the events calendar.
  • People to watch and support the event.
  • The event must add value to another event if tagged on.
  • Team size and logistics.
  • Selection and organising of the teams.
  • Area allegiance and competitiveness.

From the above considerations it was decided that the most effective way to deliver the New Zealand representative strategy was to tag the event(s) onto existing event structures.  The disciplines were viewed separately from each other to identify what is the best pathway for each disciple and the event to combine to too achieve the objectives.   The implementation of the strategy will be done in a staged approach over the next 2-3 years and as each event is held we endeavour to grow and enhance the event(s) for our membership.

Pathways:

The representative layer is an important step in the pathway to reaching a New Zealand squad or team and representing your country. 

The representative layer being developed will open up our pathway for Coaches, Managers, Selectors, Officials and Athletes and support building a larger base to support our world class High Performance Programme.

New Zealand Representative Events:

New Zealand Representative Challenge - TBC
  • Date
  • Venue
  • Start Time
  • Expressions of Interest Close
  • Team Entries Close
  • Officials briefing
  • Team Managers Meeting
  • Entry Fee
New Zealand Representative Surf Boat Challenge - TBC
  • Date
  • Venue 
  • Start Time 
  • Expressions of Interest Close 
  • Team Entries Close
  • Officials briefing
  • Team Managers Meeting
  • Entry Fee 

If you have any questions about the New Zealand Representative Events please contact Mike Lord, Sport Manager - mike.lord@surflifesaving.org.nz, 03 3884999