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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

Coach Development Conference

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

Manawatu Secondary School Sports Awards

30 October 2019 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

News

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 [...]

804, 2019

Fun for all the family at Whanau Tri

April 8th, 2019|

Article Written by George Hagney - 15.30, Apr 08 2019 Children, adults and whole families braved their first multisport event at the Whānau Tri. Sport Manawatū's annual family-friendly Whānau Tri took place at the Lido and Ongley Park, Palmerston North, on Sunday. More than 190 people entered and Sport Manawatū's events co-ordinator Guy Barton said the day was about removing the barriers of a traditional triathlon. "It's an opportunity for people who have never done a triathlon to give triathlon a go in a relaxed environment." He said there were about 50 people doing it for the first time and most of them were part of Sport Manawatū's Whānau [...]

1603, 2019

Manawatu Sports Awards Finalists & Winners

March 16th, 2019|

The Central Energy Trust Manawatu Sports Awards is our region’s most prestigious and highly anticipated sporting awards ceremony.  The awards seek to honour and celebrate Manawatu’s highest achieving sports stars. This years Central Energy Trust, Manawatu Sports Awards was held on Friday 15 March, at Central Energy Trust Arena, B&M Centre. We are pleased to announce the finalists  and Winners for the 2019 Central Energy Trust Manawatu Sports Awards   The CET Manawatu Sports Awards is proudly sponsored by   Distinction Coachman Hotel Coach of the year Finalist Darryl Gledhill - Swimming As Head Coach of Ice Breaker Aquatics, Darryl [...]

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