New Zealand Development Coach appointment

Saturday, 19 March 2016

Surf Life Saving New Zealand (SLSNZ) is pleased to announce the appointment of Kevin Morrison for the New Zealand Development Coach position as the team prepares for the international campaign later this year.

Kevin teams up with Steve Vaughan, the Team Manager, to lead the team representing New Zealand at the 2016 Sanyo Cup, held from the 2nd-3rd of July 2016 in Miyazaki, Southern Japan.

SLSNZ Sport Manager Mike Lord says "the calibre of all the applicants was extremely high this year and it was certainly a difficult decision to make for our selection panel. In the end, Kevin was selected because of his success as an athlete and coach, along with his obvious passion for the sport."

Currently working as the assistant coach at BMD Northcliffe Surf Life Saving Club on Australia's Gold Coast, Kevin brings a a strong set of skills and vast experience to the role after being involved in the sport for over 20 years.

To continue development of the coaching pool and talent in New Zealand, SLSNZ has also selected Danny Morrison (Kevin's brother) to act as Assistant Coach for the Sanyo Cup in Japan.

"We want to give our athletes the best shot at success in Japan this year and in the future, so we're heavily invested in developing our coaching staff, as they are an integral part of our current and future success on the international stage," added Lord.

The full team for the Sanyo Cup, along with the High Performance Squads for the 2016-17 season, will be announced tomorrow (March 20) following the culmination of the Eastern Bay Energy Trust New Zealand Surf Life Saving Championships.