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

Feilding Junior Touch Module

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

Grassroots Sports Awards

18 November 2016 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Workshop | Child Protection

29 November 2016 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


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2016 Manawatu Secondary Schools Sports Awards Winners

October 27th, 2016|

  Manawatu Secondary Schools Sports Awards Supreme sportsman of the year: Campbell Stewart (PNBHS) Supreme sportswoman of the year: Emily Shearman (PNGHS) Team of the year: Palmerston North Girls' High School Senior A Squash Official of the year: Girls - Olivia West (PNGHS); Boys - Aydin Patridge-Long (PNBHS) Code award winners: AFL - Iraia Tuhiwai (Manukura) Archery - Ryan Jenkins-Dittert (Freyberg) and Hannah Hawley (PNGHS) Artistic roller skating - Frances Allen (Freyberg) Athletics - Tessa Webb (Feilding), Aidan Smith (PNBHS) Badminton - Wei Lim (PNBHS), Rebecca Ye (PNGHS); Baseball - Liam Bassick (PNBHS) Basketball - Callum McRae (PNBHS), Maia Watling (PNGHS) [...]

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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 [...]


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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 [...]