New Zealand’s elite high performance athletes by presenting a respected, influential, and united voice on matters of common concern;
and advance the interests and collective representation of high performance athletes;
assistance to elite athletes with their career, education, and professional development;
the highest standards of citizenship among New Zealand’s high performance athletes;
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.
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...
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
Inform the community, businesses, sporting organisations, and government of how a wide range of issues affect the country’s high performance athletes including: