Everything we do can be linked right back to the very simple concept of Everyone Active Everyday- which happens to be the Sport Manawatu vision. We want to see more people making sport and recreation a part of their everyday life. We partner with specific sports and targeted groups of people to implement strategies that achieve the following outcomes:
- Increase in fundamental movement and basic sport skills in primary aged kids
- More young people participating in sport through clubs and organised events
- More young people participating in organised sport in primary and secondary schools
- An increase in the number of adults participating in clubs and organised events
We want to see successful and sustainable sport and recreation organisations right throughout our region so we offer support and guidance to those key providers. We have tools, resources and training available for clubs, regional organisations, schools & event organisers.
Our resources provide a wide range of templates, how to guides, useful tools and thought provoking articles.
We have trained Organisational Development Tool (ODT) facilitators who can provide a comprehensive 'warrant of fitness' for your club or organisation. This assessment will help to identify the priority areas for improvement and help you to maximise the potential of your organisation.
We often get involved in a number of small or large projects each year. These projects can include anything from membership & volunteer recruitment to strategic or financial planning or even major facility developments. We do have to be selective with the projects we get involved with as we have limited resources but we are always more than happy to have those initial discussions and then decide the level of involvement we could potentially have. So if you have a project that you would like support with get in touch so we can discuss further.
At Sport Manawatu we know the importance of coaches, without them where would sport be? Whether you're a school, club or RSO - needing information and support on recruitment, development, and retention, or you're a coach - wanting learning opportunities, resources or advice - we can help with it all. We also work directly with RSO's on a programme called Coaches Count which focuses on ensuring that coaches at all levels are given support and presented with learning opportunities.
Recognising people in our region that achieve sporting success on the national or international scene is another important focus for us. We run a number of awards, including the Manawatu Sportsperson of the Year, Tararua Sportsperson of the Year and the Secondary School Sports Awards which all aim to recognise the the top performers we have in our region.