About Pulman Park Sport Academy
The Pulman Park Sports Academy has had a successful partnership with a number of the local Secondary Schools who have nominated high performing athletes to the programme each year. The most well known athlete to date is Kieran Read who came to us through Rosehill College.
Schools that are currently involved in the programme include; Rosehill College, Sancta Maria College, Strathallan College and Alfriston College. The Academy is a two year commitment for students.
The Pulman Park Sport Academy programme aims to develop the knowledge and understanding of potential elite athletes, interested in pursuing a career in their sport at both a domestic and international level.
All students will develop foundation knowledge in sport science, and will acquire the ability to operate at an advanced level in training and competition. The central purpose of the Pulman Park School Sport Academy Program is to provide a fully structured approach to the nurturing and growth of young athletes. It is our belief that programmes of quality ensure all participants are given adequate time and every opportunity to improve their sports performance through knowledge, understanding and self-awareness.
To this effect, there is an overwhelming emphasis on active participation and participant involvement throughout the programme, giving it a strongly applied focus. Participants are encouraged to critically evaluate themselves and their practice within the context of the programme. A high level of applied understanding of the principles associated with the science and personal management of sport performance is integrated into the program. This emphasis best prepares students for future careers in sport, where the ability to function efficiently and autonomously is paramount to ultimate success.
The Programme Philosophy
Pulman Park is committed to, and active in, the provision of high quality education that prepares all attendees to be not only academically and technically competent members of a demanding and changing professional community (including corporate, school and sport), but also effective communicators in the wider society.
What Kieran Read has to say about our Academy
“It’s an opportunity I’m glad I took and it’s an opportunity to grab with both hands. There’s a lot of information that you can take on board and it took my performance up that little bit, which I needed to get me to the next level in my sport.” Kieran Read, All Blacks Captain
How do you apply?
To apply students must submit their application through their School Sports Co-ordinator.
Applications close 23 February 2018.
For further information, please contact Simon Kent on firstname.lastname@example.org
Who is Simon Kent?
Simon has over 15 years International experience as a Coach, Coach Developer and High Performance Director in both professional and community sport. Read more ...
Introducing our 2018 Academy
Erica Lim - Athletics, Sancta Maria Catholic College
Jade Faulkner - Football, Sancta Maria Catholic College
Zachary Saunders - Athletics, Sancta Maria Catholic College
Angelo Matanguihan - Basketball, Sancta Maria Catholic College
Anabel Maddock - Rowing, ACG Strathallan
Reuben Joyce - Basketball, ACG Strathallan
Callum McNally - Rowing, ACG Strathallan
Paris Boyce-Bacon - Aerobics, Rosehill College
Sione Tomu - Rugby Union / Athletics, Papakura High School
Ana Fakahoamotu - Rugby Union, Papakura High School
Brody Stansfield-Olthof - Gymnastics, Alfriston College
Kina Kepu - Rugby League, Aorere College
Valingi Kepu - Rugby League, Aorere College
Grace Schroder - Rhythmic Gymnastics, ACG Strathallan
Hannah Ralph-Smith - Netball, Sancta Maria Catholic College
Carlene Smith - Rhythmic Gymnastics, Rosehill College
Anna Faulkner - Triathlon, Sancta Maria Catholic College
Caitlin Rarity - Tennis, Sancta Maria Catholic College
Hannah Cardno - Hockey