Sport Manawatū News

KiwiSport Funding Updates

Applications for the KiwiSport Fund are now open! Changes have been made to the way the fund operates, to allow for greater flexibility and better access to sport and active recreation funding. The KiwiSport Funds aim to increase opportunities, availability and accessibility of sport to school-age children out of curriculum time by strengthening links with sports clubs. This will support children in developing confidence in skills that will enable them to participate effectively in sport at both primary and secondary level. The new ‘Fast Fund’ is open all year round for applications up to $10,000. Once the completed application is [...]

2019-10-21T11:26:10+13:00October 21st, 2019|Categories: News, Sport Manawatū News|

Increasing the prospect of winning

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 [...]

2019-05-23T09:55:31+13:00May 23rd, 2019|Categories: News, Sport Manawatū News|

Tararua Sports Awards Finalists & Winners

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 [...]

2019-05-24T13:30:23+13:00May 6th, 2019|Categories: News, Sport Manawatū News|

Fun for all the family at Whanau Tri

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 [...]

2019-05-24T13:57:25+13:00April 8th, 2019|Categories: News, Sport Manawatū News|

Manawatu Sports Awards Finalists & Winners

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 [...]

2019-05-24T13:31:21+13:00March 16th, 2019|Categories: News, Sport Manawatū News|

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+13:00January 29th, 2019|Categories: Newletters, Sport Manawatū News|

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+13:00August 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+13:00August 2nd, 2018|Categories: Sport Manawatū News|

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+13:00May 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+13:00May 7th, 2018|Categories: News, Sport Manawatū News|