Student Athlete Network
The Student Athlete Network aims to help student athletes through practical assistance, development opportunities, and a supportive community.
Core support services of the Student Athlete Network include:
- a point of contact for general advice and support
- updates and information regarding student athlete support
- a range of relevant seminars and workshops
- access to sponsorship funding
- exclusive use of the functional training room on Mondays, 6–8 am (commencement date TBC)
- connecting student athletes together.
Identified members of the Student Athlete Network will also receive
- free access to fitness facilities and group exercise classes on campus
- support from a qualified fitness trainer.
Who is the Student Athlete Network for?
We encourage all students pursuing competitive sport while studying at the University to join the Student Athlete Network and become part of our community.
The Network is aimed at student athletes competing at a representative level (regional or national), or students who aspire to reach this level.
All members are encouraged to regularly engage with and participate in the opportunities provided through the Network. This is important in creating a supportive community of student athletes at the University.
It is expected that members are willing to share their sporting successes and journeys by providing images and video footage that can be celebrated within the Network and the wider university community.
To join the 2021 Student Athlete Network, complete the registration form.
Sports nutrition—Friday 26 March, 7.30 am
Matt Higgins is a specialist performance nutritionist and strength and conditioning coach. He has a well-rounded view on what it takes to level-up and gain an edge over the competition.
Matt is the in-house performance nutritionist for the Hurricanes Rugby franchise and has made significant contributions to Wellington Rugby and their High-Performance Academy groups.
Matt has worked with a wide range of individuals and teams, from young and up-and-coming athletes to those competing on the world stage. He is highly skilled in simplifying complex concepts so they are accessible for all audiences.