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SCWC Squad Pathways


This year there will be some changes with the SCWC squad pathway. Please take the time to read the notes below carefully.

The SCWC Squad pathway started in 2013. For six years the Canterbury Coaches Group have consistently delivered this programme and over this time we have seen both athletes and coaches grow and develop. I believe we have truly delivered on our aim to provide a pathway for athletes of all ages. I think back to the athletes that competed in our first ever tri-series and look at where they are now and feel very proud to have been a part of this as I know all the Canterbury coaches are.

The workload from all this does take its toll over time on coaches and their programmes and we feel that we are at a stage where we need to take a year to re-group, spend time with the focus on our own clubs and look at our best options to develop a structure that can be sustainable for the next six years and continue to offer these opportunities to the next wave of athletes. We hope you will understand and appreciate all the work that has gone in thus far.

We believe it is still of vital importance to acknowledge the athletes that have achieved the squad criteria. For 2019 we will name the squads only. The qualification period will be 1 January 2019 – 30 April 2019. The age of the athletes for qualification will be as at the 31st December 2019.

All information, including the criteria for each squad, the Application Form and more, are available on the SCWC website here.

Applications for the 2019 SCWC Squads close at midnight on Tuesday 28th May 2019

The Coaches Group are working to run the Tri-series for 2019. The dates for this are expected to be Thursday 11 July till Sunday 14 July. Athletes applying for Bronze and Silver squads will see there is a field to complete re availability for this tour.

The naming of the initial squads will be based on the aforementioned qualifying period, however, If you achieve the qualifying criteria through the year, applications can be made at any time.

Brigitte Mahan
Canterbury Coaches