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Nolan KingChairman Shayne HarrisDeputy Chairman Fenella DevlinBoard Member John CullingBoard Member Craig NashBoard Member Bryan GoldsackBoard Member   Craig PurdyBoard Member             Yvette McCausland-DurieBoard Member   [read more]
Catering for everyone
Catering for everyone Disabilities We work alongside the Halberg Trust to deliver our Sport Opportunity programme, ensuring people with disabilities are involved in sport and activity. We can provide help to schools, clubs and event organisers on how to be inclusive and provide those with disabilities the opportunity to participate in sport. Want to know more? Visit this page: Sport Opportunity | [read more]
Education & Schools
Education & Schools Primary & intermediate schools Our Active School's team aims to improve physical activity opportunities and experiences for primary and intermediate students. They can support and provide valuable resources to the school, working alongside you to help get your students active and healthy. Secondary Schools We link with secondary schools through our sports director who provides support to school sports programme's through [read more]
Events One of our focuses is events that get the whole family involved, including Push Play days, cycling events and everything from running to skateboarding. We can assist with running events, including information on venues, funding, promotions and everything in between. We've built up a wide range of contacts and have a comprehensive volunteer database that can be utilised. Want to know [read more]
  Q:    What are the dimensions of different sports fields?   For dimensions on a huge variety of playing fields, courts - from American Football to Water Polo please visit the New Zealand Sports Industry Association website. Q:    Are the playing / training grounds open / closed? Ground closures actually come under your local council - please give them a call or visit their website to find [read more]
Funders and Sponsors
      A special thanks to the team of Sport Manawatu funders, sponsors and supporters who provide invaluable assistance in ensuring we can further sport and physical activity in our region. Please support those who support us!       Significant contributors Sport New Zealand The contracted funding relationship with the government agency Sport NZ enables the delivery of national programmes; Sport Development, Active Living, children and young people, [read more]
Health Wanting to get more physically active? Get yourself a Green Prescription. A Green Prescription (GRx) can be obtained from your doctor, nurse or community health worker and is a script with a difference. Instead of medicine it prescribes physical activity. Sport Manawatu run a Green Prescription programme which offers support and advice to patients by providing education sessions and classes [read more]
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Our Programmes
At Sport Manawatu, we define sport in its broadest sense. We believe it encompasses a wide spectrum, from activities delivered via structured organisations (organised competitions and activities delivered by clubs, schools and other organisations) through to individually or socially motivated physical activity (physical recreation, fitness activities, active transport and play). Sport Manawatu offers a wide range of events, as our regions encompass [read more]
Our Staff
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Trevor ShailerChief Executive Officer   Management Brad CassidyActive Communities Manager Stuart RobinsonCorporate Services Manager Angela Rainham Sport Development Manager   Sport Development   Campbell MacNeillRegional Capability Development Advisor Zac ToppingRegional Community Sport Advisor Leanne CouchRegional Workforce Development Advisor Jason Van der WaltSpecial Projects Advisor - Insights Shaun WhenuaroaRegional Talent Development Advisor Wesley ClarkeRegional Coaching Development Advisor Jason FletcherPrimary School Sport Advisor Strahan McIntoshSecondary School Sport Advisor   Events  Justine SaundersSenior Events Advisor Sarah PalmerEvent Support    Active Communities Natarsha NikoraTararua Recreation Advisor              Kelly ChristensenBush Multisport [read more]
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