The ANZ Olympic Pathway Programme (the ‘Programme’) is a 2 year programme that has been designed to support athletes aged between 16-24 years old, aspiring to be part of the New Zealand Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games teams. The Programme offers a financial contribution of $10,000 per annum for 2 years including a series of training courses to attend.
These courses will cover:
- Financial education
- Commercial Reality - understnding what is required from a commercial relationship
- Psychology of performance - skills to develop a high performance mindset
- Leadership of self - covering self-awareness, resilience and motivation
- Media training.
1. Applications for entry into the Programme is open all year round. Successful applicants may be selected at various stages throughout the year.
2. To enter the Programme applicants must be:
- aged between 16-24 at the time of the application;
- a New Zealand citizen;
- eligible to be selected for the New Zealand Olympic, Paralympic or Commonwealth Games teams.
How to Apply
3. To apply, applicants must complete the online application form (in its entirety) available through the ANZ Olympic Pathway website (www.anz.co.nz/olympicpathway.co.nz). In order to be considered complete, an application must include all supporting information or documents specified in the application form.
4. All information supplied in the application form must be valid, true and correct.
The Application process
5. A panel of judges (including representatives from the New Zealand Olympic Committee and ANZ) (“the Panel”) will review all applications that are eligible for consideration. The Panel will assess the merits of each application and will (at their own discretion) determine which (if any) applicants will be shortlisted for an interview. These applicants will be contacted directly by an ANZ representative via the contact details provided in the application.
6. Following the panel interviews, up to 10 of the shortlisted applicants may be chosen to participate in the Programme. Successful applicants will be contacted by an ANZ representative and announced by publication on the ANZ Olympic Pathway website.
7. The decision of the Panel is final on all matters relating to the Programme including applications. No correspondence will be entered into.
8. If any part of the Programme is altered, unavailable, or in the opinion of ANZ, unnecessary in any way, ANZ reserves the right to substitute or remove that element of the Programme in its absolute discretion. This will not include the financial contribution of $10,000.
9. Payments made to the successful applicants are considered schedular payments for withholding tax purposes.
10. The Bank shall pay $10,000 per year during each year of the Programme. All applicable taxes (for example, GST and withholding tax) imposed or levied in connection with this payment will be borne by the successful applicant and will not cause any increase to the payments.
Successful Applicant's Obligations
11. All successful applicants will be required to sign an additional contract with ANZ.
12. Names and details of the successful applicants may remain published on the ANZ Olympic Pathway website until such time as ANZ elects to remove them.
13. The successful applicants will also be required to attend a presentation ceremony and agree to any print, TV or social media or other promotional personnel covering the Programme to photograph or interview the applicants and/or report on the Programme, as ANZ in its discretion determines reasonable.
14. By taking part in the Programme, successful applicants agree to ANZ making use of their name(s) and/or photographs for publicity purposes as determined by ANZ. Agreement to this shall entitle ANZ to unrestricted use of the images and video footage and rights to distribute, exhibit, license and use the material in any manner whatsoever.
15. Successful applicants will be required to have an ANZ bank account and the $10,000 financial contribution will be paid into an ANZ bank account.
16. Personal information received from applicants will be held securely by ANZ and used only in relation to the administration of the Programme.
17. ANZ and its related companies shall not be liable for any loss damage or injury suffered or sustained (including but not limited to direct or consequential loss or loss arising from negligence) arising directly out of or in connection with the Programme, agreeing to take part in the Programme, or any act or omission of ANZ or their associated agencies, except for any liability which won't be excluded by law.
18. Without limiting the foregoing, ANZ assumes no responsibility for, and applicants release ANZ from, any loss, claim, damage or injury to person or property if, for any reason beyond ANZ’s reasonable control (e.g. due to computer viruses, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures etc.), the Programme is not able to be conducted as planned and/or ANZ’s administration, security, or integrity are corrupted or affected. Further, in such circumstances, ANZ may modify or suspend the Programme and/or invalidate any applications of any individual in any way involved in interfering or tampering with the Programme or abusing its communication system.
19. Where goods or services are supplied by third parties, ANZ does not warrant the quality of those goods and/or services or the suitability for a particular circumstance. To the extent permitted by law, ANZ excludes liability for any loss suffered as a result of the use of those goods and/or services.
20. ANZ assumes no responsibility for any failure to receive an application as a direct or indirect result of a technical problem or any kind or internet malfunction. Applications are deemed to have been received at the time of receipt of transmission by ANZ, not the time of transmission by the applicant.
21. ANZ reserves the right to change these Terms and Conditions, including the nature, period, and any details or elements of the Programme or cancel the Programme at any time, by giving notice to the participants via email.
22. These Terms and Conditions are to be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of New Zealand.