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Personal Development


NZCPA is proudly supported by

Principal Partner


Associate Partners

About the PD Programme. 

The Personal Development (“PD”) Programme was established in 2007 to help players navigate challenges in their lives both inside and outside of cricket. This is a programme that supports both current and past players. 

Our vastly experienced PD team are spread across the country and have responsibility for the one-on-one delivery of the Personal Development programme for players in each domestic and international team.  We are here to help and can connect players with professionals who will support their development.

"This programme is for players, and our PD team are here to support you!  Make the most of it.  It all starts with a confidential chat. "

Who do I contact?:
If you are:

  • a contracted Current Player or non-contracted player who is still playing - contact your team PDM

  • a Past Player member – contact Paul Hobbs

  • Unsure who to contact – contact Lesley Elvidge who will connect you with the right PDM

Our PD Team.

PD Progrmame Pillars. 

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Career and 


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Counselling Services

  • Players have access to psychologists and counsellors across NZ (and overseas) through our chosen service provider Instep.

  • Every contracted player is entitled to five free sessions with Instep each year

Contact your PD Manager for an appointment or self-refer via 0800 284 678.

  • We can also support non-contracted members or Past Player members in many circumstances. 

Contact Past Player PD Manager Paul Hobbs to initiate support. 

Well-being Services

  • Players have a range of learning opportunities through workshops and guest speakers, on topics including:

    • managing stress and anxiety;

    • developing resilience;

    • diversity and inclusion;

    • mental health first aid and looking out for yourself and your teammates;

    • specialised women’s health series;

    • importance of having a GP;

    • making good decisions;

    • healthy relationships (including consent);

    • drug/alcohol/gambling education.

Career and 

Learning Opportunities 
We can connect players with any of the following to support their journey to a post cricket career

  • Alumni and Business Networks

  • Training Organisations

  • Mentors

  • Internships or apprenticeships

  • Tertiary Education (athlete friendly universities)

Career Support
There is both internal and external support available to help players with:

  • CVs

  • LinkedIn

  • Recruitment agencies

  • Interview tips

  • Job search guidance

Transition Programme
​We offer dedicated PD Manager support and a specialised programme for one to three years post cricket to help players transition from sport to their next career.

Players, your PD Manager can work with you on your career both during and post your playing days. There are many ways to get where you want to go – no two players will be the same and your personal plan may include both formal and informal learning opportunities. 

Education Fund applications 

There may be some help for players that need financial assistance to support their education or training. Talk to your PD Manager for more information. 

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Self Development.

Players can gain confidence, knowledge and experience through access to experts in these areas:

  • Giving back;

  • Social media;

  • Media or commentary training;

  • Public speaking and presentation skills;

  • Leadership;

  • Communication skills;

  • Parenting support.

Talk to your PD Manager about your development needs.


One of the simplest ways to thrive post cricket is for players to take control of their finances today. 
We strongly advise all players use a qualified accountant.

​This checklist is a good starting point to make sure players are on the right track. Our network of professional providers will help players manage their finances and to understand potential risks in the following areas:

  • ACC – the importance of Cover Plus Extra (CPX);

  • Insurance;

  • Budgeting;

  • Investment – property and shares;

  • Tax/GST;

  • Retirement Fund;

  • KiwiSaver;

  • Anti Corruption education.

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