Youth Week

Youth Week 8-16 May 2021


Sport Whanganui, collaborating with several sports clubs and activity providers, is set to bring some fun to Youth Week for Whanganui’s rangatahi. Numerous sports and activities will be available for anyone aged 12-19 to try. Its all about the fun, experiencing something new, hanging out with friends, and making new ones. YESS, Whanganui’s Youth Empowering Sports Squad, made up of eleven rangatahi, are behind the project.  

 YESS member, Eloise Bradshaw, explained, “This programme is awesome for a small community, something as simple as playing basketball on a Friday night for fun can make such a difference. People can try all these different sports; they don’t have to be good at them. I can’t wait, it’s definitely going to be fun, and it’s been great to be part of making this happen.” 

Be part of the fun! 



Whanganui Secondary Schools Cross Country Champs

Hosted & Sponsored by Rivercity Golf – Tawhero Golf Course. First race, 1pm.


12:00pm: Managers meeting at Sport Whanganui tent.

12:20pm: All Girls Races: 3km (2x 1. 5km laps).

12:50pm All Boys races:

Year 9 Boys: 3km (2x 1. 5km laps).
Junior Boys & Senior Boys: 4km (1x 1km lap + 2x 1. 5km laps).

1:20pm – Girls Relay 4 per team (4x 1.5km lap)

1:50pm – Boys Relay 4 per team (4x 1.5 lap)

2:20pm – All presentations




Whanganui Secondary School Athletics Championships – RESULTS

CLICK HERE to view results.


The Whanganui Secondary School Athletics Championships 2021 is an opportunity for students from the Whanganui region to compete and shine. This event was a collaboration between Sport Whanganui, Athletics Whanganui and Whanganui Regional Secondary Schools: Cullinane College, Rangitikei College, Ruapehu College, Taihape Area School, Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Tupoho, Te Kura o Kokohuia, Whanganui City College, Whanganui High School, Whanganui Collegiate School, and Whanganui Girls College.

Snell’s Mile Challenge

Cooks Gardens offers an iconic venue for runners & walkers of all ages and abilities to run / walk a Mile at the same venue that Peter Snell set the world one mile record of 3m 54.4s on the 27 January 1962.

Snell’s Mile Challenge is a community based fitness programme whereby all participants complete a Mile at Cooks Gardens on Sunday 31st January, 2021.

All finishers will receive a souvenir medal & commemorative certificate together with an official time. All entrants will also receive a free ticket to the evening session of the Cooks Classic International Track Meeting at Cooks Gardens on Saturday 30th January, 2021 commencing at 6.30pm featuring the “New Zealand One Mile Championships”.

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Cooks Classic

The “Cooks Classic” on the 30th January, 2021 will feature the New Zealand One Mile Championships plus other top class events over a 2 hour action pack programme.

The cream of New Zealand’s top athletes will be competing in the following events: 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, Shot Put, Hammer, Discus, Triple Jump and Discus.

The Meeting will also feature the NZ One Mile Championship for Men, last competed for in 1969. The 2nd ever NZ One Mile Championship for Women. The Men & Women 3,000m U20 NZ Championships.


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La Fiesta

Running from 13 Feb to 13 March, La Fiesta is a true celebration of all that’s wonderful about women in our community. The festival programme covers everything from art, music and dance, to workshops, film screenings, meditation, food demo’s, yoga, and a whole heap of fun. It’s a great way to build confidence, get motivated, and meet awesome new people.

Download the programme of events on the La Fiesta website!

Downer New Zealand Masters Games

The 32nd Downer New Zealand Masters Games will be held in Whanganui from 5th – 14th February 2021.

We are pleased to confirm the Downer New Zealand Masters Games in Whanganui is full steam ahead. The team are now working hard to bring you this much loved event.

Age is no barrier to participating, the Games will host over 50+ sports and attract over 4,500 competitors aged from 18 to 95 and beyond.

All our sports are now confirmed, so head to our SPORTS page to check out the sports schedule and all the information you need to know.

We can’t wait to see you there!

For any queries please contact