MEDIA RELEASE - Wednesday 9 October, 2019 

Early-bird tickets on sale for SPPC 2020  -  The Everyday Youth Athlete

The Sports Performance and Prevention Conference (SPPC) 2020 is back.

Bringing together another exceptional line up of industry experts, from across New Zealand’s sporting spectrum, as well as invited internationally-renowned professionals. This will be an incredibly valuable learning and sharing opportunity in New Zealand sport.

‘The Everyday YOUTH Athlete’ will be the central theme for the 2020 conference which is delivered by the New Zealand Football Player Welfare team, in association with ACC Sport Smart.

Megan Crockett, the National Player Welfare Manager at New Zealand Football, said the purpose of the conference is to build the knowledge and capability for those working with and developing our youth players and athletes, within our sporting spectrum.  

“The Sports Performance and Prevention Conference is the perfect one-day event for anyone involved in the New Zealand sporting industry, especially those working with and developing youth players and athletes with either a participation or a high performance outcome,” she said. “We have to increase our knowledge, understanding and attitudes towards developing and supporting our youth players and athletes, in both getting the balance better and long term athlete development for a better future.  

“We have been running the SPPC for four years now and it has been a hugely valuable session for professionals from all sporting codes. Thanks again to ACC Sport Smart and the support we receive from AXIS Sports Medicine Specialists in delivering this event.” 

To buy Early-bird tickets for the Sports Performance and Prevention Conference 2020 – The Everyday Youth Athlete click here

All presentations at the SPPC will have a youth-centred approach and a focus on; sports performance, injury prevention, athlete development, plus health and wellbeing in a player development context within sport.

The aim is to enhance and build knowledge ensuring the everyday youth athlete remains in the game, building a better and longer future, both playing and performing. We will have both nationally and internationally renowned professionals sharing their expert knowledge with practical learnings you can implement within your youth sport structures and systems.

All sports professionals, with the responsibility for ensuring the development, performance, welfare and the health of our everyday youth athletes of NZ, should attend. 

We welcome the likes of; community sport development personnel, strength and conditioning coaches, physiotherapists and sports physicians, through to high-performance and coaching personnel within both national and regional sports, across all sporting codes.

For the first time in 2020 we will be presenting a pre-conference to support our everyday youth athletes their parents and secondary schools. This is a shortened programme, specifically tailored to these groups, to; enhance knowledge and understanding of the younger, developing player in sport. It will supply the tools to make informed decisions and provide excellent developmental programmes and systems aligned to best practice, in youth sporting systems.  This pre-conference programme will enable, those who attend, to build better people, better systems, better support, better balance and better players. 

To read more about our 2020 Conference Speakers, visit: https://www.sppconference.co.nz/speakers

To keep up to date with the latest conference news, visit: 
https://www.sppconference.co.nz/news/

For more information contact 
Peter Thornton 
NZ Football Media and Communications Manager
+64 27 403 8905 

Sports Performance and Prevention Conference 2019 – Three Speakers Added

The Sports Performance and Prevention Conference (SPPC) organisers, in collaboration with ACC SportSmart and New Zealand Football, are excited to announce three additional speakers to the impressive line-up of both nationally and internationally acclaimed industry-experts and professionals providing a valuable learning and sharing opportunity in New Zealand Sport.

Sports Performance and Prevention Conference – Early bird tickets now on sale

The Sports Performance and Prevention Conference organisers, in collaboration with ACC SportSmart and New Zealand Football, are excited to bringing another pivotal conference for 2019 to the NZ sporting industry and those practicing within it. The 2019 Early bird ticket for the annual Sports Performance and Prevention Conference (SPPC) in Auckland in February are now on sale.