Sport Manawatu is all about getting people of all ages and
backgrounds, active every day through sport, recreation and physical activity.

We serve and support the Manawatu, Horowhenua, Tararua and Palmerston North District Councils with opportunities
such as training for teachers and coaches, local and national funding, as well as amazing venues and sports events.

Everything we do aims to increase participation and active recreation as we constantly strive to inspire over 500 clubs,
100 primary schools, 20 secondary schools and over 40 regional sports associations or club equivalents.


Whanau Tri Training Programme

10 October 2016 8:00 am - 19 December 2016 5:00 pm

Arena six-a-side Soccer

11 October 2016 4:00 pm - 14 October 2016 5:00 pm

Feilding Junior Touch Module

20 October 2016 4:00 pm - 8 December 2016 7:00 pm

Secondary School Sport Awards

26 October 2016 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


2309, 2016


September 23rd, 2016|

Over 850 secondary schools students will descend on Palmerston North next week to compete at the SAS Secondary Schools National Basketball Championships, beginning on Monday 26 September. Basketball New Zealand Chief Executive Iain Potter says at the event every player will be able to review, tag and share video highlights and statistics of their games through an online service called Glory League, which combines the culture of gaming with the culture of sport. “Glory League gives participants the chance to have their basketball games video recorded, so they can revisit the footage off-court, but through an interactive version of the same [...]

1908, 2016

Palmerston North to host top 4 NZ Secondary School Rugby teams

August 19th, 2016|

Sport Manawatu, in conjunction with the Sport and Rugby Institute, will host the 2016 NZ Secondary Schools Rugby Top 4 Barbarians’ championships in September. The championships consists of four co-ed, and four single-sex boys’ teams, who will have qualified to represent their respected provinces: The Hurricanes, Chiefs, Blues, and the South Island. Single-sex schools will compete for the NZ Barbarians National 1st XV Cup, while the co-ed boys’ teams will compete for the NZ Barbarians 1st XV Trophy. Sky TV will show live coverage of four out of the eight games scheduled, including both finals. “It is a great event [...]


812, 2015

Sport Manawatu’s Legends of Sport

December 8th, 2015|

The Manawatu Legends of Sport was established in 2007 to acknowledge and honour the region’s greatest sporting achievers and those who have dedicated many years of service to sport; all of whom have had a significant impact on our sporting heritage. It recognises iconic sportspeople who have not only achieved at the highest level of their code but have each contributed an insurmountable quality of blood, sweat and tears (not to mention many years of their lives!) back into regional sport. Sport: Hockey Born: 5 October 1944 Birthplace: Palmerston North To anyone who has set foot on a [...]