The New Zealand Athletes Federation
mission is to:

REPRESENT

REPRESENT

New Zealand’s elite high performance athletes by presenting a respected, influential, and united voice on matters of common concern;

SUPPORT

SUPPORT

and advance the interests and collective representation of high performance athletes;

PROVIDE

PROVIDE

assistance to elite athletes with their career, education, and professional development;

FOSTER

FOSTER

the highest standards of citizenship among New Zealand’s high performance athletes;

CONTRIBUTE

CONTRIBUTE

to the value the community, business, sport, and government attaches to the work of professional athletes on and off the field and help individual athletes to leverage greater good through sport.

About Us

The New Zealand Athletes Federation was established in 2010 by the New Zealand Rugby Players' Association, the New Zealand Cricket Players' Association, the New Zealand Professional Footballers’ Association, the New Zealand Netball Players' Association, and the New Zealand Hockey Players' Association. The New Zealand Swimmers' Association joined in 2011.

The absence of a peak athlete representative body left a significant gap in New Zealand high performance athletes collective representation, and as such their collective voice and influence could not be fully recognised.

The Athletes Federation was therefore set up with a view that it would become the recognised representative body of the country’s high performance athletes on issues of collective importance to elite athletes and their sports.

The New Zealand Athlete Federation’s mission is to be the country’s high performance athletes’ representative body and to actively contribute to...

THEIR GROWTH, COMPETITIVENESS, AND SUCCESS IN THE WORLD OF PROFESSIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL SPORT; AS WELL AS...
THEIR PERSONAL AND LEADERSHIP SUCCESS DURING AND BEYOND THEIR COMPETITIVE DAYS.

What we do

The New Zealand Athletes Federation’s overall aim is to facilitate and create, in partnership with national sporting organisations, high performance models that have elite athletes at the center of all their services.

The specific purposes of the Athletes Federation are to:


Be a source of collective representation
and influence:

  • REPRESENT ATHLETES WHO NEED ADVICE OR SUPPORT
  • AID ATHLETE CAREER, EDUCATION, AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
  • PROVIDE CITIZENSHIP AMONGST ATHLETES FROM EVERY CODE
  • BE A PARTNER TO INDIVIDUAL ATHLETES AND HELP THEM TO LEVERAGE A GREATER GOOD THROUGH SPORT

Inform the community, businesses, sporting organisations, and government of how a wide range of issues affect the country’s high performance athletes including:

  • ANTI-DOPING
  • ILLICIT DRUGS
  • AGENTS
  • DISCIPLINARY RIGHTS
  • UNFAIR RESTRICTIONS OF TRADE
  • COMMERCIALISATION
  • PRIVACY AND PUBLICITY RIGHTS

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