Programme Purpose

Athlete Development for promising paddlers

Selection Criteria

  • U23 and U18 Silver groups based on respective selection standards
  • Application (commitment) and coach endorsement required (attitude, potential)
  • Quarterly performance tracking and reviews to retain Academy membership
  • 8-12 Athletes

Program Delivery / Benefits

  • Dedicated Silver Squad Coach (IPP support, personal programming, liaison with club coach)
  • Regional / Club based training / coaching
  • Silver Academy Curriculum (IPP development, Nutrition, S&C, Mental Skills, Tech/Tact, Lifestyle/PD, Post school transition - U23)
  • Domestic Camps (4 camps) & race-day coaching

Silver / Hiriwa Coach

Finn Butcher



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