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The Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Performance Hub will provide training and development for Road and Track riders from the Auckland region and will be led by head coach Shem Rodger.



Riders eligible to join the Auckland Performance Hub are predominantly U19 with some U23's being considered as well. The initial group has been selected for the 2017-2018 season, click here to read their rider bios. Click here to complete an Expression of Interest form for Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Performance Hub programme. 

Training and Development

The Auckland Performance Hub athletes will receive athlete performance support at various Auckland locations supported by regional training and development camps utilising Auckland and the Avantidrome facilities.


Former national representative cyclist, Myron Simpson has been appointed coach of the Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Performance Hub programme.  Simpson has a significant background in international road and track cycling competitions throughout Europe, Asia and North America.

Following a successful track cycling career which included a silver medal in the Omnium at the UCI Junior Track World Championships in Mexico (2007) and competing in the Delhi Commonwealth Games, Simpson's focus switched to the road, competing with pro continental teams. However his career was cut short with a serious shoulder injury.  In 2014 Simpson was called into the New Zealand track cycling team, claiming a silver medal at the UCI World Cup in London, and in recent times has established himself as a promising young coach. Read more here.


The programmes and development opportunities on offer through the Auckland Performance Hub are made possible through the generous support of our sponsors and philanthropists:


Barfoot & Thompson are the naming rights sponsor for the Auckland Performance Hub. Barfoot & Thompson are a family owned and run real estate company that was established nearly a century ago. Today the company has over 68 branches in Auckland and Northland with close to 2000 sales staff.
Barfoot & Thompson are strong supporters of the Auckland community from the annual Santa Parade to the Starship Foundation, and in sport where they sponsor the Blues, the Skycity Mystics and the recent World Masters Games among many others.
Auckland hub riders with coach Shem Rodger and representatives from Subway New Zealand and Barfoot & Thompson
We also acknowledge the support of philanthopists Ross Green and Adrian Burr and supporting sponsor Vantage Windows & Doors.

Subway New Zealand is the Regional Performance Hub programme's national sponsor



Hub News

Check out the Auckland Performance Hub's announcement press release here