Athletics Canterbury is passionate about increasing the coaching capabilities in the region. Under the guidance of the Coaching Working Group, we want to ensure that new and existing coaches have the right resources and help available to them, so they can grow at their own pace in a supportive environment.

In 2022 Athletics Canterbury Coaching Working Group launched  the CanCoach coaching development programme to complement the technical courses supplied by Athletics NZ. This programme focuses on the “soft skills”, those skills required to optimise the implementation of techniques.

The CanCoach programme is open to all current coaches and anyone wishing to develop their coaching skills. We would encourage you to explore this opportunity.

To sign up as an Athletics NZ Community/Accredited Coach visit the Registration Portal on the Athletics NZ website.

We require all coaches to be police vetted so please submit your police vetting forms along with your verified identification documents to your nearest regional identification verifier