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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.


Whanau Tri Training Programme

29 January 2018 - 6 April 2018

Ethkick 2018

24 February 2018 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

KiwiSport Workshop – Palmerston North

27 February 2018 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

KiwiSport Workshop – Dannevirke/Tararua

1 March 2018 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm


3101, 2018

Finalists are revealed for the Central Energy Trust Manawatu Sports Awards

January 31st, 2018|

31th January 2018 Finalists Named: Central Energy Trust Manawatū Sports Awards. A heavyweight group of athletes make up this year’s finalists for the Central Energy Trust Manawatū Sports Awards - the region’s top sporting honours. With 13 categories, the annual sporting awards recognise athletes, coaches and administrators who display outstanding achievement and dedication to their respective sporting code. This year’s finalists include high-profile athletes such as Levi Sherwood (Freestyle Motorcross), Sarah Goss (Rugby 15’s & 7’s), Ngani Laumape (Rugby Union), Yvette McCausland-Durie (Netball) and Brendan Hartley (Motorsport). Sport Manawatū CEO Trevor Shailer says it’s [...]

2111, 2017

Manawatu Toyota Grassroots Sports Awards 2017

November 21st, 2017|

Manawatu’s most dedicated volunteers took to the stage of the Palmerston North Conference and Function Centre last Friday, November 17 at the Manawatu Toyota Grassroots Sports Awards. From Youth to Super Volunteers (25+ years of service), the awards exposed the variety of hardworking volunteers among the region. There was a clean sweep of awards from the Dannevirke Tigers Rugby League Club who won the night’s two major awards, named Sports Organisation of the Year, as well as their Chairperson Naioma Chase winning Regional Sport Maker of the Year. The winning didn’t stop there for the club, also winning Participation [...]

811, 2017

Finalists Announced for the 2017 Manawatu Toyota Grassroots Sport Awards

November 8th, 2017|

Sport Manawatu is set to recognise the region’s most dedicated sport volunteers and organisations at the Manawatu Toyota Grassroots Sports Awards next week. The awards evening will celebrate 26 individual volunteers and seven organisations who are finalists across ten award categories. There is also a recognition award for our ‘super volunteers’. “Our Super Volunteers are the dedicated people who have been giving up their time for over 25 years. That’s an impressive feat and they deserve to be recognised,” says Sport Manawatu Chief Executive, Trevor Shailer. “We are very lucky to be such a proud sporting region and [...]

2610, 2017


October 26th, 2017|

Jack Lewer and Mya Rasmussen take out the supreme awards at the House of Travel Stephen Parsons Secondary School Sports Awards. Thank you to all sponsors; Creative Catering, One Night Only, Massey University Student Association – MUSA, Café Cuba, Visique Naylor Palmer Optometrists, Massey University Sport & Rugby Institute, UCOL & Salming NZ.     Left to Right:Stephen Parsons with UCOL Supreme Girl Mya Rasmussen & Massey University Sport & Rugby Institute Supreme Boy Jack Lewar   House of Travel Stephen Parsons Secondary School Sports Awards 2017 To recognise the achievements of our student-athletes, officials and volunteers. Wednesday, October [...]