James Sandilands

James is a hardworking and responsible coach and trainer with an excellent work ethic.  In 2019 James developed his professional knowledge, skills and experience while working with an extensive range of athletes, sporting teams and support staff as an Intern at High Performance Sport NZ, Christchurch Centre (a highly sought after position).


James has worked with the Tactics Netball, Tactics BEKO Development Team, Rowing Southern RPC, PARA swimmers Sophie Pasco and Hamish McLean, Canterbury Men’s and Women’s Hockey and NZ Cycling HUB. Privately he has worked with a number of high performance and emerging high performance athletes who have  succeeded at national level and on the world stage.  

As a talented athlete himself, James has an impressive C.V. on the athletics track:

  • NZ Un 17 & 19 110m Record Holder

  • NZ Title Holder 110m Hurdles - 2013, 2014, 2015

  • NZ Title Holder High Jump – 2012 & 2013

  • NZ Secondary Schools Title Holder 110m Hurdles – 2011, 2012, 2014

  • NZ Medallist – High Jump & Hurdles

  • Australian Junior 110m Hurdle Title Holder - 2015

  • NZ Representative IAAF World Championship Ukraine - July 2013

  • NZ Representative Youth Olympic Festival Australia - January 2013

  • New Zealand High Performance Sport Pathway to Podium Programme Athlete (2014-2016

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Sport and Exercise Science) - 2018

  • Diploma in Exercise Prescription and Sport Management (New Zealand Institute of Sports) - 2015

  • ASCA Level 2 Strength and Conditioning Accreditation (Near Completion 2020)

  • ASCA Level 1 Strength and Conditioning Accreditation - 2019

  • 2019-2020 High Performance Sport New Zealand - Strength and Conditioning Internship

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