Programme Purpose

Entry level development for athletes with a passion and promise in the sport
Talent Identification


Selection Criteria

Under 18

  • Capable of safely navigating a national standard course
  • Application (commitment) and coach endorsement required (attitude, potential)
  • 6 monthly performance tracking and reviews to retain Academy membership
  • 12-16 Athletes


 Programe Delivery / Benefits

  • Dedicated Bronze Kouraura Squad Coach (Regular athlete contact, liaison with club coach)
  • Regional / Club based training / coaching
  • Bronze/Kouraura (Introduction) Academy Curriculum (IPP introduction, Tech/Tact, Balance is Better)
  • HP Athlete Coaching and Mentoring
  • Domestic Camps (4 camps)

Bronze / Kouraura Academy Coach

Callum Gilbert/Matt McKnight

E:  bronze@canoeslalomnz.org.nz​​​​​​​