Find information and resources to help with planning, club management, governance, and coaching.
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- Sport New Zealand programmes
- Operational guidance
- Leadership and governance training
- Coaching resources
- Disability sport resources
Sport New Zealand programmes
Sport NZ supports play, active recreation and sport organisations to manage the many aspects of their business processes, develop their leadership and people, shape policy and help ensure compliance. Access best practice tools, resources and research – from governance to future thinking – to help guide and develop your organisation.
Balance is Better
Balance is Better is an evidence-based approach. The focus of the philosophy is on why young people play sport – to have fun, be challenged, develop and improve, be part of a team or group, and enjoy time with friends.
Sport NZ works with the sector to provide quality experiences in sport for all tamariki and rangatahi (young people aged 5-18), including for those who enjoy competition as well as those who just want to have fun.
Good Sports® aims to create positive sporting experiences for Kiwi kids by supporting and educating the key adult influencers in children’s sport: parents, caregivers, coaches, teachers and sport leaders.
Sport NZ offers resources and templates to help sporting clubs set up their organisations and identify areas of improvement.
Guidance on requirements for setting up your sports club as an incorporated society – includes the benefits and legal obligations involved.
Information about the Incorporated Societies Act 2022 and Regulations | Sport NZ
Health & Safety
Sport New Zealand has gathered a range of health and safety information and resources for clubs and organisations, including a health and safety toolkit, policy guides, and free online training.
Leadership and governance training
The Wheelhouse aim is to help Taranaki community organisations have important conversations about their direction, or like a pilot, assist the crew for a short time. They are all about empowering you to make a difference in your community. We work with The Wheelhouse to deliver training and leadership opportunities.
Lighthouse Leaderships provides leadership training, mentoring and resources to help develop your leadership skills.
This tool allows you to assess how your organisation is functioning from a governance standpoint, allowing feedback from multiple sources within your organisation.
Useful information for aspiring and experienced coaches in the Whanganui, Rangitikei and Ruapehu regions.
Good Sports coaching resources
Aktive Auckland has produced a range of Good Sports coaching resources for coaches and parents, including hand-outs, online training modules and tools in different languages.
Coach Developer Training
Sport Whanganui leads the regional Coach Developer Trainer programme – a Sport NZ coach pathway for coaches with experience and aspiration.
Disability sport resources
Sport New Zealand Disability Sport offers information about disability sport funding and resources at a national level, guided by the 2019 Disability Plan.
The Halberg Foundation aims to enhance the lives of physically disabled young people by enabling them to participate in sport and recreation. Halberg Active is a ‘one stop information shop’ for physically disabled young people and their families. This includes information about funding, programmes and events such as the Halberg Games, inclusion training, and funding through the Halberg Activity Fund.
For more information visit the Halberg Foundation website.
Special Olympics New Zealand is first and foremost a sports organisation but it provides athletes with far more than the physical benefits of sport. It’s about fun, friendships and team spirit; as well as a feeling of belonging, and ultimately improving quality of life.
The sports provided in Whanganui are:
If you are interested in any of these or would like to volunteer please check out the Special Olympics Whanganui Facebook page.