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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

Cycling Uncovered

18 September 2018 6:00 pm - 1 November 2018 7:30 pm

News

1608, 2018

Regional Sports Conference hears of programme to give Kiwis best experience in sport

August 16th, 2018|

We have just wrapped up a very successful Regional Sports Conference, held at Hotel Coachman last week. We saw well over one hundred people, who represent a variety of sporting codes and hail from as far afield as Taranaki, learning new things that they can implement in their respective sports. This year the theme was centred around Engagement in Sport and our facilitators held sessions covering a variety of topics including: engaging our future sportspeople, diversity in sport, using technology and social media and managing player and parent behaviour. The aim of the conference is to provide the sporting community with the [...]

208, 2018

Working together to get Manawatū fit and healthy

August 2nd, 2018|

Our work at Sport Manawatū involves working closely with our communities to support them to lead healthy and active lifestyles. How do we do this? He aha te mea nui o te ao. What is the most important thing in the world? He tangata, he tangata, he tangata. It is people, it is people, it is people. That is something I am passionate about, and the entire team at Sport Manawatū is too. Working together plays a key role in our community's success. In particular, we work closely with Sport NZ and councils across the region – Palmerston North City, Manawatū and Tararua – [...]

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 [...]

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