Sport Connector Newsletter - June 2018

The Sport NZ Active NZ survey results have been released! It has been eagerly awaited for, not only by
our Insights and Evaluation staff member but the whole team as we're keen to work through it and identify
how the key findings impact on our work and our focus going forward. A link to the results is in the
newsletter, so scroll down and make sure you check out the report.

The winners for the 2018 Wellington Hospitality Group Sportsperson of the Year Awards were announced
last week in front of a full-house of 840 guests at the TSB Arena. Congratulations to all of the winners and
finalists, in particular, Josh Junior who was named 'Tohu Wine Sportsman of the Year' and then 'WHG
Supreme Sports Award winner 2018'.

In this month's issue we cover off on; how to manage a media crisis, positive changes to PE and sport at
St Brigid's school, school cross country, achievement through volunteering, how to get parents involved in
clubs and other topics of interest.

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Were you at the Corporate Challenge 5K last night? Check out our Sport Wellington team showing off the Brendan Foot Supersite Round the Bays 2019 tees 😍

Did you know that Sport Wellington is the lead agency for Community Group Strength and Balance - Wider Wellington Region? This means we are responsible for growing access to classes that target strength and balance such as those in the Live Stronger for Longer national initiative πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ Checkout for more info πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ

Here's to women and girls getting moving with confidence and being proud to do things THEIR WAY! Like, share and tag your friends and family to join the movement! Written by Virginia Butler & Allen Salmon Performed by Gin Wigmore Published by Native Tongue Music Publishing and Peermusic obo The Bicycle Music Company Licensed courtesy of Universal Music New Zealand Limited Videographer: Joe Hitchcock

If you're thinking about registering for Brendan Foot Supersite Round the Bays, today is the best day to do it! You've got until midnight tonight to get $5 off your entry fee using the PACESETTER19 code! You'll also go in the draw to win 1 of 5 Pacesetter prize packs. Register here:

Please join us in welcoming the new members of our Board of Trustees: Lance Walker, Andrea Blackshaw, Baubre Murray and Dianna Taylor. Read their bios under each image.

We're so excited to be supporting Kaibosh as our new Official Charity Partner for Brendan Foot Supersite Round the Bays 2019. These guys have been supplying those in need in Wellington with fresh healthy food, as well as minimising food waste for 10 years! More info here:

Congratulations Hutt City Council! Their KiwiSport Fundamental Movement Skills programme was awarded a merit in the Outstanding Community Recreation Programme category at the NZ Sport and Recreation Awards! The KiwiSport Fundamental Movement Skills programme is funded through KiwiSport's Regional Partnership Fund which is administered by Sport Wellington. Their ultimate goal is to develop fundamental movement skills in a fun and purposeful way to provide a skills base for children to lead an active and enjoyable lifestyle. Congratulations HCC!

πŸ† Congratulations to all of the nominees, finalists and winners of the Sport Wellington Wairarapa Secondary School Sportsperson of the Year Awards πŸ†

Who’s ridden one of the new ONZO NZ bikes? We think it’s a great initiative to get Wellington active!

WE ARE PLEASED TO INVITE APPLICATIONS FOR OUR NEXT OPEN FUNDING ROUND. The KiwiSport Regional Partnership Fund (RPF) aims to: β€’ Increase the number of school-aged children (5-18 years) participating in organised sport; β€’ Increase the availability and accessibility of sport opportunities for all school-aged children; β€’ Support children to develop skills that will enable them to participate effectively in sport at both primary and secondary level. If you have a project that spans regionally, provides new or expands existing sporting opportunities for school-aged children and requires funding, please send in your application. KiwiSport funding is not intended to maintain the same initiative long term as funding for the current programme is only available until June 2020. Check out all the info here:

LOVE Golf are excited to bring the Love Golf FUTURES launch to Boulcotts Farm Heritage Golf Club on Tuesday the 23rd of October. This is a great chance for all kids and parents to come see what golf can offer and how everyone can be active, develop life skills and most importantly HAVE FUN! Special guest, Phil Tataurangi will be there to share his passion along with many other from the golf and sports community.

Huge excitement around our new partnership with Brendan Foot Supersite for Brendan Foot Supersite Round the Bays 2019. Check out the new logo here:

We're looking for an energetic and enthusiastic person to join our Community Sport team as Lead - Organisational Capability. If you've got a great understanding of business development and planning, you're a strong leader/relationship builder and know your way around the sport sector in NZ then this is the role for you! Apply via the link below:

Today is the day! Help out the kids at Wellesley College, Wellington NZ fundraise to buy their friends at Randwick School bikes. This awesome initiative is also teaching the kidshow giving to others can stimulate the vagus nerve and improve mental health. Check out Donate a Dollar Day for details on how you can get involved.

Applications for the 2019 Wellington City Council Sports Talent Development Programme are now open! you can find out more about the programme here:


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