High Performance Unit


We believe in supporting aspiring players to maximising potential on and off the field — by having a excellent programme focused on you. Our outcomes are directed at developing your technical, tactical, mental and physical knowledge which is supported through outstanding coaching resources. This programme will introduce you to professional habits around preparation, performance, and review.

Andy Gibson - Coach

Andy is also the club Rugby Development Officer and will head the HPU. Andy is currently the Christchurch Boys’ High School 1st XV Head Coach and the Canterbury B Defensive coach. Andy has previously been involved with the Canterbury U19’s as the backs and team attack coach. 


Mark Drury - Physical Performance coach

Programme’s specifically designed for your position and body composition will be monitored by our experienced trainer. 


Structure of the programme... 


Our programme is designed for players to take accountability for their own week. We all drive the commitment to be a professional before we are.


We will be having a focus around the 4 key skills of rugby (Passing, Tackle, Breakdown, Ball Carry), which will set you up to execute for the Premiers or Colts environments. 


Pre-Season Nov/Dec 2020

(Fundamental skills focus)

4 week block integrating Gym and Skills based sessions

*new to the club will be required for one Saturday session


Pre-Season Jan/Feb/March 2021

(Fundamental skills integrated into Game Play)

Integration of Gym and skill based sessions 


In Season

(Skill top ups)

2 gym sessions per week Minimum

1 Skills training 

Performance Reviews 


There is a $50 cost to being apart of the NBHPU for kit and resources. 

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