High Performance Programme

The High Performance department works closely with out provincial union partners and NZ Rugby to develop players from our region to provide them the opportunity and support to transition successfully to Super Rugby.

The objectives of the programme are aspiration, retain talent from our region and continue to grow our legacy of success.

Andrew Hewetson (Head of Performance Development) and Shane King (Talent Identification Manager) lead the high performance activities with support from our team management, players and staff.

Key activities include development programmes/camps and matches for selected players at Under 17, 18, 20 ages groups plus the best talent from our Mitre 10 teams.

Our professional player and staff engagement through these activities are critical to enhancing the connection with the club, providing our future players with a memorable experience and where they learn about the expectations and standards required to be a successful Blues player in the future.