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

Managing a Team | Workshop

7 December 2016 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Active Families | Activities & Awards Afternoon

9 December 2016 3:40 pm - 5:00 pm


2811, 2016

Trevor Shailer wins Māori Sports Administrator of the Year for 2016

November 28th, 2016|

This year's winner of the Māui Tikitiki-a-Taranga Māori Sports Administrator of the Year award was given to Trevor Shailer (Ngāti Kauwhata, Ngāti Hauti). Shailer is the current CEO of Sport Manawatu and was the Deputy Chef De Mission at the 2016 Rio Olympics. He managed the interface with athletes and team members at the Olympics to ensure our athletes had every chance of success. This included developing the athlete's connection with home, strengthening their sense of belonging through key rituals and stimulating the wairua of the New Zealand contingent. Tonight Shailer was up against Waka Ama New Zealand's Marinna Millanta [...]

1811, 2016

Grassroots Sports Awards Winners Announced

November 18th, 2016|

Winners of the Grassroots Sports Awards were announced on Friday at a ceremony at the Palmerston North Convention Centre. Just under 100 nominations were received for Sport Manawatu’s annual awards, which celebrate individual and organisational volunteer involvement in sport. Sport Manawatu Trevor Shailer said, “This event recognises the tremendous effort that goes into managing sport around our region. So many people give their time and energy to keep the machinery of sport ticking over efficiently. These volunteers and our partner organisations are true sporting heroes.” The top award, Regional Sport Maker of the Year, went to Brian Curry of Palmerston [...]


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 [...]