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The Bruce Pulman Park Sports 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.
ABOUT OUR PROGRAMME
The Bruce Pulman Park Sports Academy looks to involve local sporting youth talent from our local community. Students 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 Bruce Pulman Park Sports Academy Programme 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.
The Academy uses the power of sport to promote positive change that leads to greatness in sport, school and life, based on a strength-based approach. Sport does not build character, sport reveals character, during the current pandemic, the context of sport has been the ideal vehicle to help teach the students how to deal with uncertainty. Being prepared is more creative and more effective than planning. Once you accept that no one knows the future, possibilities proliferate.
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.
HOW DO YOU APPLY?
To apply students must submit their application through their School Sports Co-ordinator.
Applications are now open, download form.
For further information, please contact Simon Kent on firstname.lastname@example.org
FOR MORE INFORMATION...
Download the Academy Booklet
TESTIMONIAL - Alyssa Harrison (Equestrian)
Being a part of the Bruce Pulman Park Sport Academy has been incredibly beneficial to me throughout the past 2 years, offering me the support and knowledge that I didn’t know I needed. My main takeaways from the course were about dealing with nerves and believing in my own ability. I’ve always been the type of person who creates a lot of pressure for myself, so learning how to combat this with competing with confidence, believing in the process, my own training and ‘feeding the good wolf’ has helped me step up in both disciplines that I compete in with more confidence in myself and my horses. I’ve really enjoyed being a part of the Academy, and feel that it has helped me prepare for my future in sport, setting me up so I can be better than ever, as well as giving me the tips I need for when things might not go my way, and how to fix them.
INTRODUCING OUR 2023 ACADEMY
Emily Tanira - Basketball, Manurewa High School
Taisha Tanira - Basketball, Manurewa High School
Susana Malewa - Basketball, Manurewa High School
Bella Manu-Moore - Basketball, Manurewa High School
Shirley Tuilimu - Basketball, Manurewa High School
Maddy Agnew - Crossfit, ACG Strathallan
Katelyn Daniel - Trampoline, ACG Strathallan
Oliver Barlett - Athletics, ACG Strathallan
lasi Ah Kuoi - Netball, Alfriston College
Irene Haupeakui - Touch, Alfriston College
Braithan Forster - Touch/Athletics, Alfriston College
Jamie Parsons - Basketball, Rosehill College
Chelsea Nicholas - Hockey, Rosehill College
Amore Pahina - Rugby Union, Rosehill College
Antonie Smal - Athletics, Sancta Maria College
Niamh Baxter - Gymnastics, ACG Strathallan
Georgia Lynch - Athletics, ACG Strathallan
Jade Calverly - Softball, Alfriston College
Mark Sikuvea - Rugby League, De La Salle College
Chisom Othibulu - Basketball, De La Salle College
90 Walters Rd, Takanini, Auckland, 2112
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PH: 09 295 0020
Bruce Pulman Park is the foremost Outdoor Sports & Recreation Facility in Auckland.