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Credit: New Zealand Olympic Museum


“When New Zealand triathlete Hamish Carter won gold at the 2004 Athens Olympics it provided a spark for more Kiwis to get involved with the sport.

Now Massey University research is showing how all sports could benefit from higher participation rates if they offer major competitive events and develop sound infrastructure to support them.

That same year, the Manawatu Triathlon Club hosted the youth triathlon series I Tri’d the Tri and attracted 300 participants over three events. Eight years later, numbers are up 400 per cent for adults and more than tenfold for children.

In the past decade, major national triathlon events have been adapted at a regional level and clubs have employed Sport New Zealand’s organisational development tool, encouraging a wide range of demographics to get involved.”

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Job- Massey University PhD Program & Assistant Lecturer

by C. H. Wilson, Jr. on September 11, 2013

Massey University’s School of Sport and Exercise is currently seeking two qualified candidates to enrol in our PhD programme in the area of sport management or sport sociology, while also working as a part-time Assistant Lecturer to contribute to the teaching of undergraduate papers in the Sport Management and Coaching major. These positions offer a unique opportunity to complete a PhD programme while gaining valuable teaching experience.  
These four-year fixed term positions include an annual salary of approximately $26,000 NZD as well as PhD tuition fees remuneration.
Interested candidates are encouraged to contact potential PhD supervisors within the School of Sport and Exercise: Dr Andrea Eagleman (, who specialises in sport communication and marketing; Dr Sarah Gee (, who specialises in sport sociology; or A/Pro Andy Martin (, who specialises in sport organisational management.
The full job description can be found at
The deadline for applications is October 14, 2013.

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