Active Ambition Structure & Overview

  • 6-month commitment (September 2021 – end of February 2022). Holiday break 23rd December 2021 – 4th January 2022.
  • Weekly sessions on Tuesdays at Active Attitude (9 Commerce Street, Whangarei). Starts 7th September 2021
    • 3:45-4:45pm: Athletes are welcome to arrive at any point during this time slot and unwind/refuel after a day at school in our upstairs squad area. Our academic support tutor is available during this timeslot, if any members want assistance with their homework/study or to assist athletes with sponsorship proposals/applications.  Our AAS co-ordinator is also available to assist athletes with their planning/time management and to also assist athletes with sponsorship proposals/enterprises that athletes may be involved in to assist with funding their sports costs.
    • 4:45-5:00pm: Squad chat *Everyone is expected to arrive by 4:45pm
    • 5:00-6:30pm: Sportnastics training
  • Access to our upstairs squad area and lockers after-school up until 7pm throughout weekdays (a good place to be if you have time between school and your sports training and want somewhere to relax or do your homework).
  • Access to optional open gym sessions (self-directed training) from 10:15am-11:45am on Saturdays. Instructors are available in the gym if participants require any assistance.
  • Movement analysis and assessment workshop by Movement Matrix physiotherapists – Sunday 5th September 8am-12pm.
  • AAS induction: Tuesday 31st August 5:30-6:30pm
  • Additional optional monthly workshop or activity to assist with personal development and squad bonding.
  • AAS co-ordinator to liaise monthly (and when required) with the athlete’s sports coach and parents.

Active Ambition Programme Criteria & Registration

  • Athlete or dancer must be aiming to compete at a minimum of 2 competitions/performances annually
  • Have the support of their coach to be involved in this programme, as it has been designed to be collaborative and athlete centred.
  • We value perseverance, on-going learning, and dedication – therefore acceptance into AAS is not reliant on your “talent” and current achievements, but your commitment to being your absolute best and a desire to improve your performance.
  • Participants must be committed to being positive role models.
  • Cost: $259 per month (this is due on the 1st of each month). Register by contacting (09) 945 4876 or or online via this link:
  • Parent/caregiver to complete online registration and policies. AAS is limited to 16 athletes (registrations are taken on a first in, first served basis).
  • The athlete must have an ambition to achieve their goals in sport and other areas of life and be a supportive team member.
  • Have availability in their timetable to attend sessions 4:45-6:30pm on Tuesdays here at Active Attitude (9 Commerce Street, Whangarei).


For any enquiries, please contact our Active Ambition Co-ordinator:

Ashleigh McCaw

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