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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.

Events

FIBA Qualifier Coaching Clinics

24 June 2018 12:00 am - 2:00 pm

Grassroots Coaching Course

25 June 2018 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Manawatu Secondary School Sports Awards

31 October 2018 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

News

806, 2018

Sport Manawatū’s building mate, Special Olympics NZ, announces Games team

June 8th, 2018|

Working across the whole sporting system is our goal here at Sport Manawatū. We do this in many ways, from our sport development team, which works across an array of sporting codes, to our active team, which helps people get healthier and active. Something a little less known perhaps is how we support our sporting partners with a constantly evolving shared-services model. Right now, we lease office space, share a receptionist and administration services, and offer specialist advice to the sports organisations that reside in our building. This model is constantly growing and it is a big part of why [...]

1805, 2018

Keeping fit and active by playing sport or volunteering

May 18th, 2018|

Every year, more than 750,000 volunteers contribute over 50 million voluntary hours to sport in New Zealand. We call them "sport makers, hearts of our community", because without them, sport just simply wouldn't happen. Referees, line judges, club secretaries, fundraisers, team managers all make sport possible. Sports organisations are always on the lookout for new volunteers and there are numerous opportunities for joining the volunteer workforce to support sport in our region. Are you interested in getting involved? Sport Manawatū works closely with sports organisations to ensure they have enough volunteers to make sport happen. We offer a great range of support [...]

705, 2018

Commonwealth Games reps get hearty hometown welcome

May 7th, 2018|

It has been a busy first half of 2018 for the team here at Sport Manawatū. We're all taking stock of how well this region embraces sport and an active lifestyle. We have celebrated many of the region's top sports people, officials and coaches at both the Manawatū and Tararua Sports Awards, we have trained alongside the Whānau Tri participants, supported the hosting of New Zealand Secondary Schools Volleyball Championships, and have exceeded our targets for our successful Active Families programme. In my last column, I spoke about the success of our Palmerston North athletes competing on the world stage at the [...]

3004, 2018

Commonwealth Games success and options for winter exercise

April 30th, 2018|

  The Commonwealth Games are a pivotal event for many athletes across the world and I have had the privilege of being involved with the New Zealand team for three separate Games. This year was a little different and I relished the ability to take more of a spectator role than I could as an official member of the team. I did, however, get a chance to attend some of the games as I was invited to present a workshop on "culture and performance" at the Global Coaches Conference. It was a really special moment to see the Manawatū-based athletes performing so [...]