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

We support the Palmerston North City Council, and the Manawatu, Horowhenua, and Tararua District Councils, and the 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.

Events

Whanau Fit Training Programme

11th February 2019 - 19th April 2019

Ethkick 2019

23rd February 2019 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Central Energy Trust Manawatu Sports Awards

15th March 2019 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

News

2809, 2018

SPORT MANAWATU & SHOE CLINIC HAVE JOINED FORCES TO GET OUR COMMUNITY ACTIVE!

September 28th, 2018|

Shoe Clinic donates $10K of Shoes Left: Marcus Howie (Active Families Advisor), Kayne Gartner (Active Teens participant), Katrina Gemmell (Active Team Leader) and Nick Birchfield (Director of Shoe Clinic).   Shoe Clinic has donated over 40 pairs of shoes worth close to $10,000 to support Sport Manawatu and their ‘Active Team’ to give more people the opportunity to participate in sport and active recreation. As a not for profit organisation, the support from local businesses is vital, as it provided us the opportunity to make a difference within our community and potentially change someone’s life. The 'Active Team' cover the [...]

2009, 2018

CEO Trevor Shailer broadens his horizons in Switzerland

September 20th, 2018|

Switzerland is calling this week as I head off over there for the first of three learning instalments as part of my executive masters in sport organisation management. Each session is a two-week intensive learning block investigating key areas of organisational management. First up, the focus is on strategic management, governance, performance, risk management and financial management. Not only will all the participants be learning valuable applicable skills, it will also give me a great opportunity to network and rub shoulders with sports leaders from all over the world. Admission to the programme is highly competitive, with the admission committee [...]

1608, 2018

Regional Sports Conference hears of programme to give Kiwis best experience in sport

August 16th, 2018|

We have just wrapped up a very successful Regional Sports Conference, held at Hotel Coachman last week. We saw well over one hundred people, who represent a variety of sporting codes and hail from as far afield as Taranaki, learning new things that they can implement in their respective sports. This year the theme was centred around Engagement in Sport and our facilitators held sessions covering a variety of topics including: engaging our future sportspeople, diversity in sport, using technology and social media and managing player and parent behaviour. The aim of the conference is to provide the sporting community with the [...]

208, 2018

Working together to get Manawatū fit and healthy

August 2nd, 2018|

Our work at Sport Manawatū involves working closely with our communities to support them to lead healthy and active lifestyles. How do we do this? He aha te mea nui o te ao. What is the most important thing in the world? He tangata, he tangata, he tangata. It is people, it is people, it is people. That is something I am passionate about, and the entire team at Sport Manawatū is too. Working together plays a key role in our community's success. In particular, we work closely with Sport NZ and councils across the region – Palmerston North City, Manawatū and Tararua – [...]

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