Athlete Friendly Tertiary Network

High Performance Sport NZ has developed a network of New Zealand Universities which support New Zealand’s high performance athletes. 

Massey University led the way to sign the Athlete Friendly Tertiary Network agreement, followed by Victoria University, AUT University and the University of Waikato.  While many tertiary institutions are already providing flexibility to athletes in a case-by-case manner, the Athlete Friendly Tertiary Network will enable a more structured and effective system for both athletes and tertiary staff. 

Athlete Life Manager Susan Thomason says there has already been a very positive impact from the network helping athletes balance sport and study.

Tertiary Institutions in the network include: 

Contact list

AFTN Contact list at 13 November 2012 (PDF)

Below: Massey Vice-Chancellor Steve Maharey is proud of Massey's role in the network.