Sports Academies

At St Peter’s, Cambridge our vision is to develop talent and provide pathways for students to excel in their chosen sporting field at school, regional and national representative levels. Our Sports Academies provide students with high-quality opportunities to experience and enjoy sport in order to foster the development of these sporting areas in New Zealand.

Members of our Sports Academies are part of a vibrant and healthy sporting culture that intentionally develops key values such as respect, fair play, teamwork, commitment, resilience, inclusiveness, and self-management. Our academies are enjoyable, inspiring, supportive and challenging environments that help students to build self-belief and aspire to excellence.

Students in our Sports Academies will experience holistic programmes combining expert coaching, high quality training opportunities, and significantly increased playing experience. The programmes are designed to progressively develop their movement skills, technical abilities, tactical understanding and decision-making so that these can be implemented successfully in the competitive environment. As well as a strong focus on core skills, each academy member can expect coaches to provide training strategies and goals that are tailored to their individual needs.

St Peter’s Cambridge has nine Sports Academies, offering a range of both curricular and co-curricular opportunities.  All academies have access to outstanding training facilities, highly qualified coaches and a proven support network, providing a pathway to success for individuals of all abilities — from beginners to high performance athletes.

Our Netball, Football, Rugby and Cricket academies are offered as curriculum based options in Years 7-10. Classes are led by specialist coaches and encompass strength and conditioning, nutrition, sport psychology, goal setting, time management, and leadership. School teams for these sports are offered at all age groups as co-curricular opportunities for all students, regardless of whether they choose to enrol in a curriculum academy or not. Our curriculum academies help students develop advanced skills and tactical understanding in their chosen sport, providing excellent preparation for selection into our premier and first teams in the senior years.

Our Golf, Swimming, Equestrian, Rowing and Cycling academies are co-curricular opportunities, each offering their own suite of specialist programmes, tailored coaching, and nationally successful competitive teams.

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