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Performance Potential Squad (PPS)

Performance Potential Squad (PPS)

The Performance Potential Squad (PPS) is a key high performance athlete development programme at Athletics New Zealand designed to sustain future high performance success by supporting and better preparing athletes for the high performance environment.

Athletes demonstrating the highest performance potential will be considered for the PPS with selection decisions taking part post each domestic and international athletics seasons. Selections consider current performances and progression; performance behaviours, skills and abilities; and the training environment that supports ongoing performance development and potential for achieving future high performance success.

The programme better prepares and equips athletes and their coaches by furthering the understanding of what to develop to maximise athlete potential and by providing an increased level of support to assist with identified development priorities.


Please see the list of  current PPS members below.

Athlete Event Coach Club
Alex Wood Javelin Debbie Strange/Angus Ross Hamilton City Hawks
James Preston 800m Evan Cooper Wellington Scottish Athletics Club Inc
Connor Bell Discus Mike Schofield North Harbour Bays Athletics
Lauren Bruce Discus/Hammer Dale Stevenson South Canterbury Amateur Athletics Club
Danielle Aitchison 100m/200m (T36) Alan MacDonald Hamilton City Hawks
Jose Reeves High Jump Mike Ritchie Lower Hutt AAC
Keegan Pitcher 400m/1500m (T38) Hamish Meacheam Owairaka AA & HC
Imogen Ayris Pole Vault Jeremy McColl Takapuna Amateur Athletic and Harrier Inc
James Steyn Pole Vault Jeremy McColl North Harbour Bays Athletics
Eddie Nketia 100m/200m Gus Nketia/Gary Henley-Smith North Harbour Bays Athletics


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