High Performance Hub

Resources for those competing at the highest levels

Pathway


Providing a clear pathway for aspiring Blackjacks, illustrating the pathway from Club Champion to Blackjacks to World Champion, by establishing clear performance tiers from which athletes can be identified and evaluated.

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Right Talent


An investment in the right talent (athletes), through a robust identification and selection process, utilising effective succession planning tools and ensuring an effective performance programme.
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Right People


An investment in the right people to lead and deliver our world class programme.
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Right Environment


An investment in the right culture and environment that challenges and celebrates success.

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High Performance Strategy


High Performance Team Support

MIKE KERNAGHAN
Head Coach + Convenor of Selectors
KEVIN SMITH
Para Lead
GAYLE MELROSE
Performance Lead
EMILY BELTON
Performance Lead
GRAEME REES
National Coach Development Lead
JOHN QUINN
Mental Skills and Wellbeing Director
JULIE BLAKE
High Performance Manager
SHARON SIMS
National Selector
LANCE TASKER
National Selector
TRISH CROOT
National Selector
High Performance Wider Training Squad 2024-25

BRIAR ATKINSON
SHELDON BAGRIE-HOWLEY
LYNDA BENNETT
ROBBIE BIRD
TERI BLACKBOURN
TAYLA BRUCE
KENNIE CRITCHLOW
SEAMUS CURTIN
KEANU DARBY
STEVE DELANEY
ALI FORSYTH
SELINA GODDARD
TONY GRANTHAM
KIM HEMINGWAY
TAYLOR HORN
KAYLIN HUWYLER
KATELYN INCH
HAMISH KAPE
HAMISH KELLEHER
GARY LAWSON
OLIVIA MANCER
RAY MARTIN
FINBAR MCGUIGAN
SHANNON MCILROY
DAVID MOTU
MARK NOBLE
JULIE O'CONNELL
LANCE PASCOE
LEEANE POULSON
NATASHA RUSSELL
SARAH SCOTT
BLAKE SIGNAL
GRAHAM SKELLERN
KURT SMITH
VAL SMITH
BRONWYN STEVENS
TOM TAIAROA
AIDEN TAKARUA
CAITLIN THOMSON
CRAIG TINKER
PAM WALKER
KERRIN WHEELER
COLIN WHEELER (D)
DEBBIE WHITE
DARRON WOLLAND
DEAN WOOD (D)
*(D) = DIRECTOR