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Maggie and Maya are two of our Wellington Pathway to Podium athletes. Good luck!!

We totally agree with Cigna's Healthy Life Tip! Check out our post this morning about the September Wellington Buggy Walks

Keep an eye on our monthly buggy walks within the Wellington region!

Thank you to all our wonderful sponsors of the 2017 WHG Wellington Sportsperson of the Year Awards. With 720 attendees it was a fantastic night celebrating regional sporting success. Check out the highlights video and tag people in the comments if you see them. bit.ly/highlightsSPOY2017

Great work by Nick Willis from Lower Hutt making up a number of places over the closing stages of the World Champs 1500m race, finishing eighth in 3:36.82. Nick was happy to be placed eighth in the world after surgery and just ten weeks training. We look forward to seeing him compete in the Commonwealth Games, Queensland, Australia in April next year!

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Congratulations to Libby Leikis! One of our Wellington Pathway to Podium athletes at the Word Para Athletics Junior Champs, Libby ran a personal best and a New Zealand record! Running in the under 20 grade, T37 200m, Libby's time of 32.54 seconds broke the NZ record by half a second. Sport Wellington interviewed Libby prior to her leaving and she said "It's really exciting knowing that I'll be wearing the black singlet representing New Zealand, I hope I do it proud." We think you have!

America's Cup winner, Wellingtonian Josh Junior inspired a room full of Pathway to Podium athletes last week. Having represented New Zealand at the 2016 Rio Olympics helped to prepare Josh for the pressure of his first America’s Cup campaign, dealing with the expectations, performing under pressure and remaining composed – whatever the situation! Heading off to skipper in the Extreme Sailing Series in Europe, read more about what Josh is up to here: https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/other-sports/95517620/americas-cup-winner-josh-junior-joins-nz-extreme-sailing-team

Congratulations to all of the athletes who recently competed at the Commonwealth Youth Games. Our Wellington athletes performed extremely well and picked up medals in multiple swimming events and the high jump. Lewis Clareburt, winner of the 2017 Emerging Sportsman of the Year at this year's Wellington Hospitality Group Sportsperson of the Year Awards, picked up 7 medals in the pool - 3 gold and 4 silver!

Hutt City Council's Northeast Kids project was a finalist in the 'Sport for Sustainable Cities & Communities Award' at the Beyond Sport Global Awards in New York - well done guys!

We are excited to announce the Wellington KiwiSport Regional Partnership Fund 2015-2018 has opened a new funding round for 2017! We invite schools, clubs, sports and community organisations who have a project or an initiative that provides new or expands sporting opportunities for school-aged children across our region and requires funding to get off the ground. We are holding both an OPEN FUND round and a TARGETED FUND round. Have a look at our latest newsletter for further information of how to apply.

The date for Wellington's iconic fun run and walk has been set - see you at the start line in 2018! #CignaRTB

Sport Wellington would like to congratulate our Deputy Chair, Paula Tesoriero, on being appointed as the next Disability Rights Commissioner for the Human Rights Commission. A former Paralympian, Paula has a high profile in the disability sector where she served as Deputy Chair of the NZ Artificial Limb Service and a Board member of the Halberg Disability Sport Foundation. Sport Wellington Chair, David Clarke says “Paula’s appointment to the the role of Disability Rights Commissioner reflects her significant talents as well as her extensive knowledge and experience in the disability sector. We congratulate her and look forward to supporting her in this next stage of her career." Paula begins her three-year term from the 31st of July.

The Sport Wellington Performance Hub is very excited to announce a new partnership with Les Mills! Les Mills Wellington is now the gym partner of our Performance Hub, giving young athletes access to their world class facilities in both Wellington and Hutt City. Les Mills Extreme - Les Mills Lambton Quay - Les Mills Hutt City

2017 Wellington Hospitality Group Sportsperson of the Year Awards - presented by Sport Wellington. Wednesday 14 June - TSB Bank Arena Congratulations to all of the 2017 finalists and winners!

KIWISPORT REGIONAL PARTNERSHIP FUND 2015 - 2018:

Sport Wellington recently submitted our Wellington Region KiwiSport Regional Partnership Plan to Sport NZ for the period of 2015 - 2018.  As part of the application process Sport Wellington was required to undertake community consultation to find out what the barriers are for participation in organised sport by young people. The community was invited to provide their feedback through different opportunities including attending one of the KiwiSport forums, filling in the online survey/questionnaires or providing feedback face-to-face during a session with a Sport Wellington staff member or partner organisation.

The application to Sport NZ was approved for three years for the period of 1 July 2015 - 30 June 2018.

The Wellington KiwiSport Regional Partnership Fund Plan 2015-18 identified the following priorities, click here for an overview

  • Coaching - quality and quantity
  • Quality intra and inter-school sport
  • Skill development and confidence building
  • Family and Community Engagement (particularly in low participation groups)
  • Females (10-18 years)

Online Application Requirements for all applications can be found here.

Online Application Considerations for all applications can be found here.


 APPLY FOR KIWISPORT OPEN FUND

Applications are now open - CLICK HERE TO APPLY

The Wellington KiwiSport OPEN FUND is a community driven on-line application fund where schools, clubs, sports
and community organisations can apply for seed funding with a focus on providing new or expanded sporting opportunities
for school-aged children. KiwiSport funding is not intended to maintain the same initiative long term as funding is only available until June 2018. 

KEY DATES

Friday 25 August 2017 (midnight)
Applications for KiwiSport Open Funding Round 20 closes

Wednesday 13 September 2017
Applications assessed by assessment panel & recommendations put forward to Sport Wellington Board 

Thursday 28 September 2017
Applications approved/declined by Sport Wellington Board of Trustees

Friday 6 October 2017
All applicants notified of outcome


 APPLY FOR KIWISPORT TARGETED FUND 

Expressions of Interest are now open - download the relevant form below

Throughout the year Sport Wellington will seek EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST from organisations with initiatives or projects that can deliver against the 2015-18 Wellington KiwiSport Regional Partnership Fund key priorities below in order to reduce barriers to participation by young people in organised sport. 

  • Coaching - quality and quantity  -  click here for the EOI form
  • Quality intra and inter-school sport  -  click here for the EOI form
  • Skill development and confidence building  -  click here for the EOI form
  • Family and Community Engagement (particularly in low participation groups)  -  click here for the EOI form
  • Females (10-18 years)  -  click here for the EOI form

 

KEY DATES

Sunday 13 August 2017 (midnight)
Expressions of interest (EOI) close and applications submitted to kiwisport@sportwellington.org.nz 

Tuesday 15 August 2017
EOI's assessed by assessment panel 

Friday 21 August 2017
EOI applicants notified of outcome, request for full project plan and budget from successful applicants only

Friday 1 September 2017
Full project plan and budget submitted

Wednesday 13 September 2017
Project plans assessed by assessment panel & recommendations put forward to Sport Wellington Board 

Friday 6 October 2017
All applicants notified of outcome


 

KEY PARTNERS

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