Coaching Accreditation and Recognition

Excellent community coaching is a major factor in growing participation, developing skills, promoting enjoyment, and retaining people in sport, particularly with youth athletes.




  • Achieved the minimum operational standards of coaching Triathlon in New Zealand
  • Acknowledged and agreed to comply with the minimum industry standards related to Health & Safety and operations
  • Agreed to and comply with the ‘Tri NZ Coaches Code of Ethical Behaviours’ and ethical obligations
  • Successfully undergone a Police Vetting check


Our 2017/18 Coaches Directory is found at the bottom of the page

Coaching Development Pathway


Our coach development structure was revamped in late 2017 to accommodate for capability changes and a global shift in professional development methodology. The change consisted of removing the hierarchy-based development model of our coach development programme, and reverting the primary focus to developing the holistic inter-personal ability to the coach.

  • As of 2018, the coaching development pathway is overseen by the Community Director – Anna Russell. She is assisted in her position by appointed Regional Coach Developers who run coaching courses and development workshops domestically.

If you have any questions, you can contact Anna at

  • Prior to 2018, the development framework consisted of four levels of development – catering for new coaches through to elite. Coaches were awarded certification levels that represented their progress through the pathway after completing increasingly more challenging courses.
  • Coaches that have completed these courses prior to the changes are still able to promote themselves as their respective level, but are required to complete annual coaching membership to do so. Triathlon New Zealand does not officially recognise these certifications any longer as there is now only one standard of Accreditation.

Coaching Accreditation Courses

Our Coaching Accreditation course are designed to enable anyone interested in coaching the sport or leading sessions the skills necessary to do so. We model each workshop around key coaching methods / theories and is brought to life with collaborative discussion and knowledge sharing.


Course dates for 2018 will be announced closer to the time. Contact Anna if you have any questions or to register your interest at

These happen at three stages annually:


  • Before the triathlon season commences
  • After the triathlon season concludes
  • At the National Secondary School Championships
  • Each workshop is approximately 3-hours. Additionally, there is around 6-hours of follow-up material that needs to be completed to submit for marking
  • 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

These are facilitated by Triathlon New Zealand appointed Regional Coach Developers

  • Unfortunately not – we are now focusing on our domestic coach development landscape and can no longer offer a development pathway for new international coaches. An alternative pathway to Tri NZ Coaching Accreditation still does exist for international coaches, via the ITU Coaching Courses. Information can be found on their website here
  • All international coaches that are currently accredited are still eligible to register each year

Coaching Membership


As part of our membership and sustainability initiatives we have implemented compulsory coaching membership. After significant research into other international federation membership structures, we have made the necessary changes to adjust to New Zealand’s unique sporting landscape.

Voluntary membership was issued throughout the 2016/17 to trail new initiatives, cost structure, and value proposition. Our new membership package is additional to TRIBE membership and has been revised to offer as much value and support possible to coaches in our community.

  • Annually – to align with TRIBE membership renewal, the process renews at the start of November each year. This is also to ensure our coaching community is up to date with current regulations, vetting and health & safety.
  • Annual Coaching Membership is $32.50 (excl. GST), including a Police Vetting charge of $7.50
  • TRIBE Membership is $25.00 for club members, and $50.00 for non-club members (including international)


  • Total cost – $57.50 for coaches who are club members, and $82.50 for non-club coaches or international coaches

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


Professional recognition by Triathlon New Zealand as an Accredited Coach

  • Ability to submit a Coach Profile to be featured on our website
  • Ability to use all relevant coaching logos and brand identity associated with Triathlon New Zealand
  • Ability to coach at affiliated clubs domestically


Coach Group or Business to be officially recognised by Triathlon New Zealand

  • Ability to submit a Coaching Group Profile to be featured on our website
  • Eligible for the 2018 Coach Group of the Year award


Supporting your coaching community

Your membership supports coaching development and implementation of acceptable standards nationally, as well as the ability to offer coaching accreditation workshops around the country.

Coach Group of the Year


Our inaugural Coach Group of the Year for the 2016/27 Season was won by Capital Sports Performance coming Wellington. Closely followed by O’Hagan Sport and Foot Traffic Coaching, both from Auckland. More than 20 coach groups competed for the top title, so make sure you tell us why you’re coach group should win next season!

Accredited Coach Directory (as at Nov-17)

Andrew MackayGene McNaught
Anthony BeaumontGreg Fraine
Barb KramerJames Kuegler
Benjamin EitelbergJenny Rose
Bevan McKinnonLouise Dumée
Cameron LamontMerryn Johnston
Chris WillettNikki Edwards
Craig MooreRichie Lambert
Dave DwanSarah Walker
Geoff HolmesTamara Reed
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