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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

11 February 2019 - 19 April 2019

Health Workshops

4 March 2019 5:30 pm - 20 May 2019 7:30 pm

Sport Manawatu Community Coach Advance Programme

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

Softball Co-design Hui

28 April 2019 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Downer Tararua Sports Awards

3 May 2019 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Coach Development Conference

5 May 2019 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

News

2901, 2019

January Newsletter

January 29th, 2019|

  WELCOME FROM TREVOR Ngā mihi o te Tau Hou ki a koutou katoa - wishing all our partners and stakeholders a very Happy New Year. May yours be filled with happiness, hope and wellbeing. Of course it’s time for new beginnings, resolutions and renewed courage as we look to achieve all the tasks ahead for us in 2019. As we move forward, it’s worth taking a moment to reflect on all we accomplished in the previous 12 months. At Sport Manawatū 2018 was a year full of activity and continued growth. With our support, our sport and active recreation [...]

901, 2019

Former sports award recipient joins Irish pro cycling team

January 9th, 2019|

Sport Manawatu’s 2014 Junior Sportsman of the Year, cyclist Luke Mudgway, has joined a newly-formed Irish cycling team and will bring them to the Manawatu this month. Having signed with EvoPro Racing, the former world junior track champion is keen to advance last year’s tenth place ranking in the UCI 1.2 Gravel & Tar Classic, a 130km race which includes 45km of gravel on the rural roads between Feilding and Palmerston North. He is also looking forward to introducing his teammates to the brutal challenge taking place on Saturday, 19 January. “Gravel & Tar adds a fresh aspect to racing [...]

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 installments 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 [...]

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