Coaching Accreditation and Recognition

Tri NZ Coaching Framework Overview

Our coach development structure ensures minimum operating standards for Tri NZ accredited coaches. This will makes sure that participants in the sport of triathlon are coached safely and in a manner that promotes athlete wellbeing. It is a requirement of Tri NZ club affiliation that only Tri NZ accredited coaches are able to coach, train or instruct athletes at that club.

Prior to 2018, the development framework consisted of four levels, Tri NZ Coaching Level 0, 1, 2, and 3 that represented a coach’s progress along the development pathway. Coaches that have achieved these levels prior to the changes are still able to promote themselves at their level of achievement but are required to complete the annual coaching registration before doing so.

Coach Registration and Membership

All Tri NZ Accredited Coaches are required to complete an annual registration process and pay the coach membership fee.  This ensures all accredited coaches meet the following minimum standards of operation:

  • Have completed a Tri NZ recognised coaching qualification
  • Agree to comply with the minimum operational health and safety requirements as required by the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015
  • Agree to comply with the Tri NZ Coaches’ Code of Ethical Behaviours
  • Police vetting (cost covered by membership fee)
  • Be a current TRIBE member

*Revenue from coach membership goes towards administration and further development of the Tri NZ coaching programme

  • Annual Coaching Accreditation is $40.25 (incl. GST), includes Police Vetting charge of $7.50
  • TRIBE Membership is $25.00 for club/coach-group members, and $50.00 for non-club/coach-group members (including international)
  • Total cost – $65.25 for coaches who are club members, and $90.25 for non-club coaches or international coaches

Coaches who have no previous accreditation are required to complete a Foundation Coaching Course at one off cost of $95.00 (excl GST) before they can register as a Tri NZ coach.

Coaching Membership Partner Discounts

  • Option to uptake competitive Coaching Insurance Cover, currently covering:
    • Public & Products Liability – Limit $2,000,000; Excess $500
    • Statutory Liability – Limit $500,000; Excess $500
    • Professional Indemnity – Limit $500,000; Excess $2500
  • Training Peaks 20% Coaching Discount
    • 20% discount off the cost of Coach Edition subscriptions
    • Please contact for how to access this discount


Professional recognition by Triathlon New Zealand as an Accredited Coach

  • Ability to submit a Coach Profile to be featured on Tri NZ website
  • Ability to use all relevant Tri NZ coaching logos
  • Ability to coach at Tri NZ affiliated clubs


Foundation Coaching Course

The purpose of the Foundation Level Coaching Accreditation is to equip those individuals interested in coaching triathlon with the fundamental coaching knowledge to conduct training sessions in a safe and athlete-centric manner. The key learning objectives of this course are to provide the participants with an awareness of ethical and health & safety considerations and provide an introduction to athlete-centred coaching, leadership and session planning.


The foundation coaching course is open to any New Zealand Resident that is involved with the sport of triathlon. Currently this course is offered as a distance learning package at a cost of $95 inc GST per candidate. The successful completion of this course will enable the candidate to satisfy the qualification requirement to register as an accredited coach with Tri NZ and enjoy the associated benefits.

The Foundation Course material takes approximately 3-4 hours to complete.

Course registration is $95.00 (excl. GST)Please note: TRIBE Membership is required prior to registration, which is $25.00 for club members and $50.00 for non-club members

Unfortunately not – we are now focusing on our domestic coaches and can no longer offer a development pathway for new international coaches. An alternative pathway is available through the ITU Coaching Courses – for further information visit their website here

All international coaches that are currently accredited are still eligible to register each year

Frequently Asked Questions

We are currently working on development pathways for all Tri NZ registered coaches.  In the meantime make sure you are on the Tri NZ coach facebook page where we notify you of any upcoming development opportunities.

Tri NZ Community Coaching is currently managed by our Community Advisor Anna Russell.  Please contact her at

Accredited Coach Directory (as at Nov-17)

Aimee PerrettEmma CachemailleLee OrnsbySam Bradley
Alan FletcherEmma MackieLiam ScopesSarah Cushing
Alan JuddEmma O'Connor
Libby GraySarah Walker
Ali HollingtonFabian WilliamLoh Chwan ChyinScott Larsen
Alice WilsonGareth WrightLouise DumeeSean Cox
Alison BoggsGene McNaughtLucy CotterillShane Reed
Amir HashmiGeoff HolmesMalcolm ElleySheryl Mclay
Andrew AbakhanGeorge HilgeholtMark GrammerSilas Cullen
Andrew MackayGerrard SmithMerryn JohnstonSimon Cochrane
Andrew ThorntonGiannis PsarelisMichael LyonsStacey Hildreth
Anna RussellGraham ParkMurray AshleyStephen Bradley
Anthony BeaumontGreg FraineNathan RichmondStephen Farrell
Armando GalarragaHans BuwaldaNeil FlemingSteve Nadollek
Axel ReiserHelen RatcliffNikki EdwardsSue Brewster
Barb KramerJame KueglerPeter CampbellTamara Reed
Ben EitelbergJane PowellPeter DonovanTeresa Adam
Ben PulhamJeff McGrathPhil McGrathTessa Webb
Ben VisserJenny RoseRebecca BondThomas Henderson
Bevan McKinnonJimmy HildrethRichard GreerTim Brazier
Brad DixonJo KnightRichie LambertTom Bland
Brent RodgersJohan VanhoovelsRick FauldingTony O'hagan
Bruce HunterJohn HellemansRob DallimoreTracey Livingstone
Cameron LamontJohn NewsomRobert TubbTracey Trass
Carlton OliverJohn ScottRoss LockeyVerna Cook-Jackson
Carwyn CockerillJonathon LinyardRussell SmithWalter Thorburn
Chris WillettKaren MarkinWendy Casterton
Clark ElliceKatharine EustaceWill O'Connor
Colin O'SheaKathryn McConville
Cor StoryKathy Miller
Craig BullockKen Maclaren
Craig MooreKerris Browne
Craig Kirkwood
Dave Dwan
A - DE - KL - RS - Z
Ainslee RoughanEmma CachemailleLawrence OldershawSam Warriner
Alan FletcherEmma MackieLee GreerSandi Kaio
Alex DoddsEva BlushLiam ScopesSara Ng
Ali HollingtonFabian WilliamsLiana CostelloSarah Coales
Alice WilsonGareth WrightLini KazimSarah Cushing
Alison BoggsGary FaheyLoh Chwan ChyinSarah Walker
Alix SinclairGayle ClarkLouise DumeeScott Larsen
Amir HashmiGene McNaughtLucy CotterillScott MacDonald
Andrew AbakhanGeoff HolmesLyndy WickhamScott McGregor
Andrew MackayGeoff MartinLynley BrownSean Cox
Annabel RamseyGeorge HilgeholtMark GrammerShane Harrison
Annette LeeGerrard SmithMartin MacKerethShane Kaio
Anthony BeaumontGiannis PsarelisMegan ArthurShane Reed
Armando GalarragaGillian KrzanichMelanie RydingSharon Khoo
Axel ReiserGraham ParkMerryn JohnstonShayne Nation
Barbara KramerGreg FraineMichael CalwayShena Dale
Ben ChidgeyHamish TaylorMichael LyonsSheridan Buchanan
Ben EitelbergHelen O'ShaughnessyMorgan DeeganSheryl Mclay
Ben PulhamHelen RatcliffMurray AshleySilas Cullen
Ben VisserJacky ToepferMurray HealeySimon Cochrane
Bevan McKinnonJade WinterMurray O'DonnellStephen Farrell
Brad DixonJames CotterNathan RichmondStephen Sheldrake
Brenda WottonJames KueglerNeil FlemingSteve Lawry
Brett ReidJane Heather-SclaterNic MerrileesSteven Nadollek
Bruce HunterJane PowellNick CroweSue Brewster
Cameron DurnoJeff McGrathNikki EdwardsSusan Mudford
Cameron LamontJen RoseNikki FieldTamara Reed
Carolynn MarganJennifer GelukOliver CharltonTeresa Adam
Catherine DavidsonJo KnightPaul LeitchTheresa Knight
Cathy SimpsonJohn ForrestRay BoardmanThijs Hubber
Chris WillettJohn HellemansRebecca BondThomas Henderson
Clark ElliceJohn LeeRichard GreerTim Brazier
Colin O'SheaJohn NewsomRichard KingsfordTim Jardine
Cor StoryJohn ScottRichard MurphyTina Syratt
Craig BullochJonathan LinyardRichie LambertTony O'Hagan
Craig JohnsJosh WhiteRick FauldingTracey Trass
Craig KirkwoodKaren MarkinRick WellsVal Burke
Craig MooreKathy MillerRob DallimoreVanessa Woodger
Craig RadleyKen McLarenRosemarie BegbieVargin Yeke
Dave DwanRoss LockeyVerna Cook-Jackson
David BisharaRussell Harrison-KirkWalter Thorburn
David PlewRussell SmithWendy Casterton
Wendy Chrisp
Will O'Connor