Strength and Conditioning Coach - Wellington Blaze


Based at the iconic Cello Basin Reserve, Cricket Wellington is one of six Major Associations that make up New Zealand Cricket, and is responsible for the administration, promotion and development of cricket in the greater Wellington region. Cricket is New Zealand’s premier summer sport with 170,000 people currently playing the game, making it one of the most widely played sports in the country. With numbers continuing to grow, Cricket Wellington is committed to creating outstanding cricket experiences for the people of Wellington. To achieve this mission, we live our values of Commitment, Teamwork, Passion and Excellence.



Cricket Wellington is seeking a passionate individual for the position of Strength and Conditioning Coach for the elite women's pathway, including the provision of support to the successful Wellington Blaze Women's Cricket Team. This exciting opportunity will support Cricket Wellington’s strategic plans in alignment with our continued focus on high-performance and holistic player support. 

This role will be responsible for the athletic development of elite female players, including the Blaze and female pathway athletes. You will be part of a collaborative athletic development support team at Cricket Wellington, driving our cricketers to new levels of preparation and professionalism. 

It is our ambition to see “more people playing and loving cricket” and “more people playing for New Zealand” so to support this we wish to ensure all of our players have access to the support they require to be a high performing athlete.  

This role is a contract position based in Wellington with variable working hours [early mornings and evenings]. It is part time from October 2022 to September 2023 with a larger workload in season [September - March] and reducing throughout the off season [March - August]. 



To apply for this position, you must be smart and ambitious, with a desire to be part of a high-performance sports environment: 

  • An undergraduate degree in sports science or similar
  • Intricate knowledge of exercise science and performance training, with the ability to develop and implement individual and team programmes
  • Experience working with competitive athletes and teams in a formal strength and conditioning setting
  • Ability to develop trusting relationships, a high level of interpersonal skills and coaching ability 
  • Demonstrated commitment to learning, and to adapting approaches in response to feedback
  • Testing and reporting capability, efficient time management and office/IT skills
  • Legally entitled to work in New Zealand


APPLICATIONS CLOSE: 10.00am MONDAY 3 October 2022

Please attach your COVER LETTER and CV through the Seek Application Process. You must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand. 

To discuss this opportunity in confidence please contact Cricket Wellington Head of Athletic Development - Matt Long 



Article added: Thursday 29 September 2022