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

Supporting the Palmerston North City Council, the Manawatu, Horowhenua, and Tararua District Councils, and Horizons Regional Council 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 organisations or club equivalents.


Pedal Fit Programme 2019

19 November 2019 6:00 pm - 24 December 2019 7:30 pm

KiwiSport Roadshow: Feilding

25 November 2019 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

KiwiSport Roadshow: Tararua

26 November 2019 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

W.I.C.K.E.D. Programme

27 November 2019 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

KiwiSport Roadshow: Horowhenua

28 November 2019 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


511, 2019

Sport Manawatū boss says Māori culture helping athletes perform at the world’s biggest sporting events

November 5th, 2019|

Māori customs help athletes to be at their best mentally on the world stage, according to new research. Sport Manawatū chief executive Trevor Shailer has researched the effect of Māori culture on New Zealand athletes at Olympic and Commonwealth games. He found many athletes felt buoyed by the presence of rituals, such as a traditional welcome into the athletes village and celebratory haka. Shailer, who boxed at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics and won bronze at the 1994 Victoria, Canada, Commonwealth Games, wanted to document the history of Māori culture in the games environment and give guidance on how it could be included in the future. There [...]

3110, 2019

Winner Announced for Manawatu Secondary School Sports Awards

October 31st, 2019|

Sport Manawatu is pleased to announce the winners of the Stephen Parson’s House of Travel Manawatu Secondary School Sports Awards. With over 150 nominees representing 68 codes, the Café Cuba Code Awards had 45 male code award winners and 33 female code award winners. The following category awards were also announced: Fisher Print Volunteer of the Year Ocean Woolley, Inline Speed Skating, Queen Elizabeth College Official of the Year Visique Naylor Palmer – Female Official of the Year: Maddi Pinder, Basketball, Feilding High School Shoe Clinic, Palmerston North – Male Official of the Year: Sam Mcfadzean, Basketball, Palmerston North Boys’ [...]

2510, 2019

Māori high achievers celebrate high performance

October 25th, 2019|

High achievers from a range of fields have gathered to celebrate the success of Māori high performers. Massey University hosted nga Pūmanawa ki Pūrehuroa, a Māori high-performance seminar on Thursday to discuss how tikanga Māori encourages high performance. Māori involved at the highest levels of their field, whether it was sport, music or business, met to discuss the success factors that set Māori high performers apart and how to support the communities that make it possible. Event organiser Luke Rowe, of Massey's school of Māori knowledge, said there was a lot of positive discussion. "It's about celebrating high performance in Māori roles, whether it be kapa haka, music, business and of course sport. It's shifting that traditional deficit [...]

2110, 2019

KiwiSport Funding Updates

October 21st, 2019|

Applications for the KiwiSport Fund are now open! Changes have been made to the way the fund operates, to allow for greater flexibility and better access to sport and active recreation funding. The KiwiSport Funds aim to increase opportunities, availability and accessibility of sport to school-age children out of curriculum time by strengthening links with sports clubs. This will support children in developing confidence in skills that will enable them to participate effectively in sport at both primary and secondary level. The new ‘Fast Fund’ is open all year round for applications up to $10,000. Once the completed application is [...]

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