Legends of Sport

Register for Women and Girls Celebration Lunch

Celebration & Reflection Lunch 20th October, 11am - 1pm Massey Sport & Rugby Institute Speaker: Farah Palmer Dr Farah Palmer (ONZM) is a former Black Fern (35 Tests, 1996-2006) captained the team to three consecutive Rugby World Cups, was inducted to the World Rugby Hall of Fame in 2014 and has served on the New Zealand Māori Rugby Board since 2007. She was elected to the New Zealand Rugby Board in December 2016. She is also a senior lecturer in Massey University's School of Management and Director of the University's Māori Business & Leadership Centre (Te Au Rangahau).  

2019-10-14T11:39:53+13:00September 12th, 2019|Categories: Legends of Sport|

Promoting women’s sport on the menu at breakfast of champions

Article from George Heagney - 15:48, Aug 08 2019 Making women's sport more visible and encouraging young people are ways of promoting more females into sport, experts say. Sport Manawatū held a girls and women in sport breakfast at the Sport and Rugby Institute at Massey University on Thursday, where the group heard from guest speakers who talked about how they got to where they are in sport, then discussed ideas. Guest speakers were New Zealand Football president and FIFA executive committee member Johanna Wood, Manawatū under-19 netball co-captain Suraya Goss, player agent Kelly Evans and hockey coach Verity Sharland, who has taken the Central under-18 team to the past three national titles. Massey [...]

2019-08-12T14:24:54+13:00August 8th, 2019|Categories: Legends of Sport|

Tararua 7-a-side tournament results

67 teams competed in the 2019 Tararua Seven-a-side Tournament 🏑⚽️🏐🏉today. The outside teams battled showers and mud in the afternoon, but sport was again the winner on the day! We are immensely proud of the positive attitudes from the participating students, as the organising team from Sport Manawatu and the army of volunteers '"do it for the kids" and all those fantastic smiles (and maybe a few 'shivers' as the day went on).  Photos are uploaded on the Sport Tararua Facebook page. If you have some cracking action shots please message Sport Tararua! 😉 Thank you to all the Sport [...]

2019-08-12T15:33:42+13:00August 7th, 2019|Categories: Legends of Sport|

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+13:00September 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+13:00September 20th, 2018|Categories: Legends of Sport|

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+13:00June 8th, 2018|Categories: Legends of Sport|

Finalists are revealed for the Central Energy Trust Manawatu Sports Awards

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 [...]

2018-02-21T14:09:09+13:00January 31st, 2018|Categories: Legends of Sport|