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The SIT Southern Performance Hub based in Invercargill gives talented young riders access to world class facilities and a wealth of experience through a dedicated Hub coaching team.  The Hub will be based at the SIT Velodrome, at ILT Stadium Southland.


Click here to view the profiles of our 2018/2019 hub riders.


SIT Southern Performance Hub's head coach is Sid Cumming, who has a long history working in sport development and performance.  
A born and bred Southlander, Sid has been running his business, World Health and Fitness, in Invercargill for the last 26 years working with some of Southlands top athletes. Sid has also coached Rowing in the 80's, Triathlon in the 90's and 00's and has seen success on the national and international stage. 
In the last five years Sid has been coaching cycling for the Southland under 17 and 19 programme with plenty of success at nationals and with a lot of athletes winning on the world stage.
"The best thing for me about coaching is watching good young people achieve their goals and become better people both on and off the bike." - Sid Cumming.

Training and Development

SIT Southern Performance Hub riders have access to numerous training and development opportunities. These include 2-3 weekly strength and conditioning sessions with a trainer, two coached track sessions a week and weekly bunch rides. In addition, four track camps and a road camp are held throughout the year, as well as mental skills and nutrition seminars run by Academy Southland. Hub riders also ride in the National Track Series. 


Corbin Strong
2018 UCI Junior Track World Championships
World Champion – 1st Men’s Team Pursuit
  • Corbin Strong – 2019 – Team Pursuit (8th), 1km Time Trial (17th)
  • Corbin Strong – Cambridge 2019 – Team Pursuit (9th)
  • Corbin Strong – Hong Kong 2019 – Team Pursuit (13th)
  • Nicole Shields – 2016 – Individual Pursuit (5th)
  • Corbin Strong – 2017 – Omnium (4th), Madison (7th), Team Pursuit (3rd)
  • Nicole Shields – 2017 – Individual Pursuit (4th), Team Pursuit (2nd), Madison (5th)
  • Corbin Strong – 2018 – Omnium (4th)
  • Sophie-Leigh Bloxham – 2018 – Sprint (15th), Keirin (13th), 500m Time Trial (7th), Team Sprint (4th)
  • Emily Paterson - 2019 - Team Pursuit (2nd)
  • Emily Paterson - 2019 - Points Race (16th)
  • Conor Shearing - 2019 - Team Pursuit (4th)
  • Conor Shearing - 2019 - 1km Time Trial (5th)
OCEANIA CHAMPIONSHIPS (podium placing's only)
  • Corbin Strong – 2017 – Junior Omnium (2nd), Junior Scratch Race (3rd), Junior Individual Pursuit (1st), 
  • Junior Points Race (3rd)
  • Conor Shearing – 2018 - Junior Team Sprint (2nd)
  • Emily Paterson – 2018 – Junior Madison (1st)
  • Helena Rikiti – 2018 – Junior Team Pursuit (2nd)
  • Corbin Strong – 2018 – Junior Madison (1st), Junior Omnium (1st)
  • Sophie-Leigh Bloxham – 2018 – Junior Team Sprint (2nd)
  • Nicole Shields – 2019 – Elite Team Pursuit (2nd)
  • Tyla Green – 2019 – Junior Keirin (1st), Junior Team Sprint (2nd)
  • Emily Paterson – 2019 – Junior Madison (2nd)
  • Helena Rikiti, Emily Paterson – 2019 – Junior Team Pursuit (2nd)
  • La’chlan Robertson – 2019 – Junior Team Pursuit (3rd)
  • Conor Shearing – 2019 – Junior Madison (3rd), Junior Team Pursuit (2nd)
  • Nicole Shields – 2019 – Elite Individual Pursuit (3rd)



The programmes and development opportunities on offer through the Southern Performance Hub are made possible through the generous support of the following sponsors and philanthropists.