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Welcome to the One NZ Warriors pathways programme overview, a comprehensive and strategic initiative aimed at nurturing the next generation of rugby league talent here, in Aotearoa. Our pathways programme is designed to provide a structured and supportive environment for young athletes to develop their skills, character, and passion for the game.

Central themes

Player Development:
Focused on cultivating well-rounded players both on and off the field.
Emphasis on technical skills, game intelligence, and physical fitness.

Cultural Identity:
Celebrating and preserving the rich cultural heritage of New Zealand.
Instilling values of respect, teamwork, and leadership inspired by Māori and Pasifika traditions.

Community Engagement:
Actively involved in community outreach and grassroots rugby league initiatives.
Building a strong connection between the club and its local communities.

Strategic Targets

Identifying and recruiting young talents from local schools and club competitions. Keeping the best talent here, in New Zealand. 

Academy Excellence:
Establishing a world-class academy system with top-notch coaching.
Providing state-of-the-art facilities for optimal player development.

Pathway Progression:
Structured pathways from junior teams right through to the first-grade squad.
Clearly defined steps for player progression, ensuring a seamless transition.

Education and Wellbeing:
Prioritising education alongside athletic development for holistic player growth.
Implementing programs to address mental health and overall well-being in an ever-changing digital age.

Acknowledgement of Country

The New Zealand Warriors honour the mana of the Indigenous peoples of Aotearoa, Australia and the Pacific. We acknowledge the traditional kaitiaki of the lands, elders past and present, their stories, their traditions, their mamae and their mana motuhake.

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