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Jo Morrison selected for High Performance coaching programme

Netball’s Jo Morrison has been named in High Performance Sport New Zealand’s latest cohort for Te Hāpaitanga - a programme to support the development of emerging and high potential female coaches.

She is one of 10 high performance coaches, across a broad range of sports, to be included in the High Performance Sport New Zealand (HPSNZ) 18-month initiative which provides a range of opportunities for female coaches. 

The programme, which was founded in 2020, was designed to allow more women to pursue and maintain a career in high performance coaching, providing emerging coaches with mentoring and inspiration along with accelerating their growth and development.

Te Hāpaitanga includes on the job one-on-one mentor support, group residentials, scholarship support and the opportunity to network and develop within a community of coaches.

Morrison is the assistant coach of the Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel as well as the New Zealand Secondary Schools team which will play Australia later this year, and she is also the Development and Performance Manager for Netball South.

The former Silver Fern said she was excited about the opportunities that this programme would bring including working with a mentor and other High Performance coaches from other codes.

“I am absolutely thrilled to be selected in this amazing programme,” she said. 

“It has been something I have been working towards for a number of years and feel very privileged to be identified among these other amazing women from other codes across the country.

“The HPSNZ Te Hāpaitanga Programme is a fantastic opportunity for me to be able to invest in my own personal coach development which I am very passionate about, and to keep growing my knowledge and capability as a high performance coach.”

Morrison is part of the fourth cohort and joins other previous netball recipients including Pelesa Semu, Temepara Bailey, Julie Seymour, Anna Andrew Tasola and Tia Winikerei.

The latest cohort has seen 10 coaches selected for the programme from sports including canoe, cycling, football, hockey, league, rowing, rugby, triathlon, and beach volleyball.
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