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January Newsletter

  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 [...]

2019-01-29T12:05:37+12:00January 29th, 2019|Categories: Newletters, Sport Manawatū News|

SPORT MANAWATU & SHOE CLINIC HAVE JOINED FORCES TO GET OUR COMMUNITY ACTIVE!

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 [...]

2018-10-01T11:15:39+12:00September 28th, 2018|Categories: Legends of Sport|

CEO Trevor Shailer broadens his horizons in Switzerland

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 [...]

2019-01-09T15:50:44+12:00September 20th, 2018|Categories: Legends of Sport|

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

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 [...]

2018-08-16T11:17:44+12:00August 16th, 2018|Categories: Sport Manawatū News|

Working together to get Manawatū fit and healthy

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 – [...]

2018-08-16T11:37:39+12:00August 2nd, 2018|Categories: Sport Manawatū News|

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

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 [...]

2018-06-08T09:01:43+12:00June 8th, 2018|Categories: Legends of Sport|

Keeping fit and active by playing sport or volunteering

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 [...]

2018-05-18T09:48:31+12:00May 18th, 2018|Categories: News, Sport Manawatū News|

Commonwealth Games reps get hearty hometown welcome

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 [...]

2018-05-07T09:04:10+12:00May 7th, 2018|Categories: News, Sport Manawatū News|

Commonwealth Games success and options for winter exercise

  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 [...]

2018-04-30T11:50:45+12:00April 30th, 2018|Categories: News, Sport Manawatū News|

TOP TARARUA SPORTSPEOPLE CELEBRATED AT ANNUAL AWARDS

Friday night saw the celebration of the Tararua region’s top sportspeople at the Downer Tararua Sports Awards, held at the Dannevirke Town Hall. The evening celebrated and recognised the achievements over the last two years. Taking out the Downer Supreme Sportsperson of the Year was water sports star, Anne Cairns. Cairns, who represented Samoa at the 2016 Rio Olympics, is also the first female to represent New Zealand across four disciplines: Wildwater kayaking, Sprint Flatwater Kayaking, Whitewater Rafting and Waka Ama. The professional firefighter was the obvious inspiring choice for the judging panel. The crowd was also treated to a [...]

2018-04-24T10:22:31+12:00April 24th, 2018|Categories: Awards, News, Sport Manawatū News|