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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

Sport Manawatu Community Coach Advance Programme

11 March 2019 6:00 pm - 9 December 2019 8:00 pm

FREE Health Workshops – Feilding Addition

5 August 2019 6:00 pm - 19 September 2019 7:30 pm

FREE Health Workshops – Horowhenua Addition

5 August 2019 6:00 pm - 19 September 2019 7:30 pm

Mini Dinger @ North Range Trio

31 August 2019 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Coach Development Conference

1 September 2019 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

First Aid Course

21 September 2019 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

News

808, 2019

Promoting women’s sport on the menu at breakfast of champions

August 8th, 2019|

Article from George Heagney - 15:48, Aug 08 2019 Making women's sport more visible and encouraging young people are ways of promoting more females into sport, experts say. Sport Manawatū held a girls and women in sport breakfast at the Sport and Rugby Institute at Massey University on Thursday, where the group heard from guest speakers who talked about how they got to where they are in sport, then discussed ideas. Guest speakers were New Zealand Football president and FIFA executive committee member Johanna Wood, Manawatū under-19 netball co-captain Suraya Goss, player agent Kelly Evans and hockey coach Verity Sharland, who has taken the Central under-18 team to the past three national titles. Massey [...]

708, 2019

Tararua 7-a-side tournament results

August 7th, 2019|

67 teams competed in the 2019 Tararua Seven-a-side Tournament 🏑⚽️🏐🏉today. The outside teams battled showers and mud in the afternoon, but sport was again the winner on the day! We are immensely proud of the positive attitudes from the participating students, as the organising team from Sport Manawatu and the army of volunteers '"do it for the kids" and all those fantastic smiles (and maybe a few 'shivers' as the day went on).  Photos are uploaded on the Sport Tararua Facebook page. If you have some cracking action shots please message Sport Tararua! 😉 Thank you to all the Sport [...]

2305, 2019

Increasing the prospect of winning

May 23rd, 2019|

Dr Lana McCarthy graduated with her Doctor of Philosophy last week. Her research investigated ways in which captains and coaches have constructed the culture of our national netball team, the Silver Ferns. Media coverage and research about female high performance sport falls short compared to male sport in New Zealand, according to new research from Massey University PhD graduate Lana McCarthy. The 32-year-old, who graduated with her Doctor of Philosophy last week, found this lack of information on women’s elite sport an opportunity to conduct a very necessary major study. “The purpose of this research was to investigate the ways [...]

605, 2019

Tararua Sports Awards Finalists & Winners

May 6th, 2019|

The Downer Tararua Sports Awards deemed a success celebrating the sporting community in the Tararua district. This year we held the awards at the Eketahuna Community Centre. We are pleased to announce the finalists  and Winners for the 2019 Downer Tararua Sports Awards   The Downer Tararua Sports Awards is proudly sponsored by     Bush Telegraph Administrator / Volunteer of the year Finalist Peter Sinclair - Dannevirke Sports Clubs (Various Codes) Pete volunteers at at the Dannevirke Sports Club all year round. In the winter he’s managing football, organising kit and sorting buses, even preparing the playing surface and [...]

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