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Have your say! Vote for your winner of The Dominion Post Personality of the Year Award. Open to an individual that has brought colour, passion or flair and contributed positively to the culture of sport, either on or off the field. Vote now at

Congratulations to the Hiremaster Event and Party Team of the Year finalists! Hutt Valley NFC Women's Softball Team Hutt Valley NFC Men's Softball Team Wellington Rugby - Lions Wellington Saints Wellington Scottish Athletics Club​ - Men Eastbourne Interclub Team (Bowls) Support your team! The 2018 Wellington Hospitality Group​ Sportsperson of the Year Awards are being held on June 20th - tickets and tables are available at

A big shout out to all the Speedy Signs Wellington Central Club of the Year finalists; Hikoikoi Waka Ama Club, Special Olympics Wellington, Tawa Squash Club, Wellington Rowing Club, and Mana Kayak Racing Club for the 2018 Wellington Hospitality Group Sportsperson of the Year Awards! Show your support for these clubs at the awards evening on Wednesday 20 June at TSB Bank Arena, tickets and tables are available now at

Don't forget to vote for your favourite in this year's The Dominion Post Personality of the Year Award category - the winner will be announced at the Wellington Hospitality Group Sportsperson of the Year Awards 2018! Vote for your favourite at:

Great session on Tuesday evening... a Getting Started in Coaching course run with Central Region Dragon Boat Association An interactive evening with engaged coaches of all levels, listening, contributing, and learning.

We have some amazing Sports stars in the final running for the Wellington Hospitality Group Sportsperson of the Year Awards 2018! Come along and support your favourite sportsperson by purchasing a table or a ticket!

Voting is now open for the Personality of the Year Award for the 2018 Wellington Hospitality Group Sportsperson of the Year Awards! Vote for you favourite finalist here!

Check out all the other wonderful winners and finalists from the Women in Governance Awards. With categories such as, 'Outstanding Pathway to Governance Leadership', 'Emerging Leader' and 'Gender Advocacy Champion', the Awards are a great reflection of women successfully pursuing a career in governance - which we were also pleased to see was well represented with finalists from within the sport and rec sector.

Sport Wellington was very honoured last night to be announced as winner of the Women in Governance 'Organisation of the Year'! Recognised for our ongoing and established commitment to equality for women in both governance and management, Chair of the Board, David Clarke, Deputy Chair, Lorena Stephen, and Commercial Development Manager, Kirsten Kilmister represented Sport Wellington at the Awards and will be carefully transporting the beautiful (glass) trophy home! Women on Boards is a division of Governance NZ and has an aim to 'achieve equality by elevating women in governance and leadership'. They are championing the cause of women having a voice and being confident in your abilities. Sport Wellington is proud to have been recognised as an organisation that embodies this ethos and culture. Thank you to Diligent for sponsoring the Organisation of the Year award and congratulations to the other finalists, Christchurch NZ and NZ Recreation Association.

Congratulations to all finalists for the 2018 Wellington Hospitality Group Sportsperson of the Year Awards! The awards dinner will be at the TSB Arena on Wednesday 20 June, tickets and tables are available now at

Sport Wellington has been named as a finalist in the 2018 Women in Governance Awards for the ‘Women in Governance Organisation of the Year’ category! We are proud to be recognised for the gender diversity in our organisation, both at board and management level, and for the effort we put into developing leadership and self-development. 🎉🤗

Today is your last chance to nominate! Nominations for the 2018 Wellington Sportsperson of the Year Awards close at midday today. Head over to to make a nomination.

Last chance to nominate! Nominations for the 2018 Wellington Sportsperson of the Year Awards close at midday today.…

Nominations close at midday on Monday 23 April. This is your last chance to make a nomination for the 2018 Wellington Sportsperson of the Year Awards. Showcase your high performing sportspeople and shine a light on the administrators, volunteers, officials and leaders who make your sport happen! Nominate now at

Over 200 secondary school students developed their coaching skills across a number of workshops held throughout the Wellington region this month. In partnership with College Sport Wellington and ACCSportSmart, the KiwiSport funded ‘Getting Started in Coaching’ courses give attendees a ‘start up toolkit’ to build their coaching confidence and equip them with the skills to provide a positive experience for those they are coaching and ensure their ongoing participation in sport. Since 2015, 26 secondary schools and over 1,000 students have taken part in the courses resulting in an impact on more than 10,000 children in the greater Wellington region. And a big thanks to Wellington Rugby, Capital Football, Capital Hockey, Capital Zone Basketball Trust, Netball Wellington Centre, Netball Hutt Valley Centre,and Kapi Mana Netball Centre for delivering sessions throughout the courses!



Expressions of Interest are now OPEN

The KiwiSport Regional Partnership Fund (RPF) aims to:

-          Increase the number of school-aged children participating in organised sport;

-          Increase the availability and accessibility of sport opportunities for all school-aged children;

-          Support children to develop skills that will enable them to participate effectively in sport at both primary and secondary level.

Sport Wellington submitted our Investment Plan for 2018/19 to Sport New Zealand in April 2018. Sport Wellington have received confirmation from Sport New Zealand that our region’s KiwiSport funding has been approved for the 2018/19 year.

Sport Wellington seeks EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST from organisations with initiatives or projects that can deliver against our Wellington KiwiSport Regional Partnership Fund key priorities below (click here for an overview) 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


Sunday 10 June (midnight)          
Expressions of interest (EOI) close for applications to be submitted to 

Monday 18 June 2018                    
EOI's assessed by KiwiSport assessment panel

Friday 22 June 2018                       
EOI applicants notified of outcome, request for full project plan and budget from shortlisted applicants only

Monday 9 July (5pm)                     
Full project plan and budget submitted by shortlisted applicants

Tuesday 24 July 2018                     
Project plans assessed by assessment panel & recommendations put forward to Sport Wellington Board 

Friday 17 August 2018                   
All applicants notified of outcome

 Things to consider before applying:

For the year ahead, some changes to the KiwiSport Regional Partnership Fund priorities have occurred. To see “more kids, more opportunities, more skills” occurring in our communities most effectively, applications that have a focus on the following will be prioritised:

-          Programmes / approaches that engage and support young people in low-participating communities to ensure they receive appropriate physical activity or sporting opportunities. The following groups have been determined to have lower rates of engagement in sport:

Low decile communities
Girls aged between 10 and 18 years

-          KiwiSport funding for in-curriculum initiatives will be minimal over 2017/18. The School Sport Futures project (Sport NZ) identified an issue with sport-based programmes replacing quality physical education, particularly in primary schools, and therefore Sport NZ has recommended this reduction.

If you have a large project that spans regionally, provides new, or expands existing, sporting opportunities for school-aged children that requires funding, then we would encourage you to send in your EOI application. KiwiSport funding is not intended to maintain the same initiative long term as funding is only confirmed until June 2019.

KiwiSport Funding Requirements for all applications can be found here.

KiwiSport Funding Considerations for all applications can be found here.


KiwiSport targeted fund - discussion meetings

If you would like to arrange a maximum 30-minute meeting regarding a potential KiwiSport application, our KiwiSport Senior Advisor, Amanda Taylor, will be available for the period from Monday 28 May to Friday 1 June 2018. These meetings provide an opportunity to gain clarity around the expectations, requirements and quality of applications that Sport Wellington are seeking. To make an appointment please email


Applications are now closed

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. 



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