Canterbury Performance Centre (CPC)

Canterbury Performance Centre (CPC)

Canterbury Performance Centre (CPC)

The Canterbury Performance Centre (CPC) replaces the Senior Development Network Programme, with the aim of the new CPC structure and purpose to be more aligned to the HNZ/Blacksticks programme through the guidance of Aaron Ford, Hockey NZ Performance Coach.

The CPC provides high-quality development opportunities for Canterbury’s current CPL, Division 1 and SSP players. To be eligible for Block One of the programme you must be year 11 (2022) or above.

The Centre aligns with Canterbury representative and Hockey NZ pathways. Aaron Ford will be the lead coach, assisted by Canterbury Hockey’s Talent Development Manager, Chris Leslie, and other nominated coaches.


The primary aim of the CPC is to develop well prepared players that are:

  • Technically skilled
  • Tactically smart
  • Mentally prepared
  • Physically capable
  • Have life balance

Programme Timing and Delivery

There are two training blocks.

  • Block One (5 weeks): Monday 14th November to Wednesday 14th December 2022
  • Block Two (6 weeks): Monday 16th January to Wednesday 22nd February 2023

Sessions Days and Times:

  • Mondays: 6:00pm-7:30pm (Men) and 7:30pm-9:00pm (Women)
  • Wednesdays: 6:00pm-7:30pm (Women) and 7:30pm-9:00pm (Men)

All trainings are at Ngā Puna Wai.

Training Environment

For training purposes players will be divided into a senior group (CPL) and a development group (Division 1 and SSP). CHA has discretion to move players if required.


There is a financial contribution required to join the Centre. The contribution required for Block One is $250.00


To register for the programme can you please click the link below.

Please note registrations close Thursday 10th November 2022.


If you have questions, please do not hesitate to call Chris Leslie on 027 29333 11 or email him via 

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