Pathway to Performance Female Coaching Programme

The Pathway to Performance Female Coaching Programme is an element of NZC and Sport NZ’s ‘Strengthen and Adapt’ partnership. It aims to provide development opportunities to female coaches, specifically those who are currently coaching at the community level and have aspirations to develop and move into performance coaching roles.  

The ten-month programme is for female coaches who have shown an interest and skillset suited to coaching high-performance cricket in the future. The programme provides coaches with development opportunities through various mediums and on-going support from the NZC coach development team, and women’s performance team. 

Pathway to Performance Programme Overview 2023-24

New Zealand Cricket are thrilled to announce the ten coaches who will be joining the 2023-24 Pathway to Performance Programme:

  • Auckland Cricket: Amberly Parr

  • Northern Districts: Holly Topp, Mereana Hyde, Samantha Barriball (ND/ACA)

  • Central Districts: Amy Foreman 

  • Cricket Wellington: Sophie Telfer 

  • Canterbury Cricket: Paula Winsor, Katie Midwood 

  • Otago Cricket: Lucy McHutchon, Kate Ebrahim 

Applications for the 2024/25 Pathway to Performance Porgramme will open in April, 2024. Check back here in April for more information. 

Pathway to Performance Female Coaching Programme | 2023-24

Female Coaches lead the way at National U19 Tournament

A plethora of female coaches and managers have led the way at NZC’s recent National Women’s U19 Tournament in Lincoln.

The high level of representation demonstrates a concerted effort to develop female coaches into such roles, through programmes like NZC’s Pathway to Performance and Performance Coaching Programmes.

Pathway to Performance Female Coaching Programme | 2022-23