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It's almost time! If you haven't secured your place at Cigna Round the Bays yet, now is your opportunity! Registrations end MIDNIGHT tomorrow night - limited spots are available so make a move! Cigna Achilles Half Marathon and Bluebridge 10km have sold out, so lock in your 6.5km category bib now before they run out too! Register now at www.cignaroundthebays.co.nz, see you all on Sunday... #CignaRTB

Fundraising Opportunity! Cigna Round the Bays is on the hunt for a mature and capable community group looking to volunteer at Cigna Round the Bays 2018, in return for a koha towards their community group. With 10 spaces available and a koha of $25.00 per head, this is a great opportunity to fundraise while getting involved in an iconic community event. Event day is Sunday 18th February from 6:15am to 11:30am. Marshalling experience would be a very welcomed bonus! A compulsory briefing will need to be held prior to event day to fully prepare each person for the event. These spaces need to be filled this week, if you are interested please email rtbvolunteers@sportwellington.org.nz

Wellington Touch Association & Touch New Zealand will be hosting a foundation coaching course on Friday 9 February at Pelorus Trust Sports House in Lower Hutt. FREE for the first 20 to register! See image for more information.

Standard pricing ends at midnight tonight! Don't miss Wellington's iconic fun run and walk, Cigna Round the Bays, on Sunday 18 February. Enter online today www.cignaroundthebays.co.nz

Sport Wellington is saddened to hear the news about Wellington and NZ rugby great, Graham Williams' passing. Graham was inducted as a Sports Legend of Wellington in 2011 by Sport Wellington, this article is a great snapshot of how Graham played the game and lived his life.

Wellington Phoenix FC have provided a great example of what quality volunteer recognition looks like. Longstanding volunteer, Ken Allen, was celebrated by the club after his volunteering with the Nix came to an end over the weekend. Ken has been volunteering his time on match-days for the past 11 years since the franchise was formed. Volunteers like to feel that the organisation they work at values the work they do. Saying thanks is a simple way to acknowledge volunteers and will lead to better retention and even recruitment. A variety of volunteering resources are available on the Sport Wellington website. www.sportwellington.org.nz/volunteers

Congratulations to the The Exercise Studio Silverstream​ for becoming the first Approved Strength and Balance programme in the Greater Wellington region. They have met the nationally approved evidence based criteria that shows this class will help people keep strong and independent. The class is a circuit class for seniors (60+) focusing on strength, balance and coordination. If other exercise providers or volunteers would like to be involved in this project, please check out the information we have on our Sport Wellington website. www.sportwellington.org.nz/community-strength-and-balance/

Congratulations to the Wellington marching teams for taking out first place in all grades at the North Island Marching Championships held in Wellington over the weekend!

Happy International Volunteer Day! International Volunteer Day (IV Day) is a United Nations led initiative that offers an opportunity for volunteer organizations and individual volunteers to make their contributions visible. One billion people volunteer around the world, all giving their time and skills to improve communities, save lives, fix things that are broken, and bring people together. The work of volunteers across all sport and recreation is a big part of this global movement of volunteers, and has major impact on the wider community. More and more, their work is playing a crucial role in the successes of our sport organisations. So please take the time on IV Day to recognise your volunteers for their work and the impact their work has on your organisation.

We're recruiting! Join the Healthy Lifestyles Team at Sport Wellington as the Strength and Balance Coordinator (Older People). This is an exciting new role where you can positively impact the growth of community exercise classes for older people. Follow the link for more information. https://www.seek.co.nz/job/34966278?type=standout&userqueryid=8378592c46b327a5d751e6abae41dee7-6817231

Sport Wellington recently hosted a leadership workshop which was attended by national and regional leaders from the sport and recreation sector. This was the first workshop to come from the leadership framework that Sport New Zealand, Sport Wellington and the sector have been jointly developing over the past 20 months. The focus was on 'leading my organisation' and 'leading others' and also provided an excellent opportunity for the various sport and recreation participants to network. The learnings from this ‘pilot’ will be included in the other four settings of leadership (leading self - leading teams - leading leaders - governing organisations). The full leadership system will be incrementally rolled out in 2018 and made available to the sport and recreation sector.

It was an absolute privilege to have Olympic gold medalist and current Supreme Halberg winner Lisa Carrington - Athlete share her experiences and insights with young Wellington athletes on the Pathway to Podium and Wellington City Council Sports Talent Development programmes. Contributing to society in a positive way and being a ‘better person’ is very important to Lisa, and she encouraged that this be top of the list for all athletes. This was the fourth seminar held this year as part of the two programmes, both managed by the Sport Wellington Performance Hub.

Don't miss the Earlybird pricing for Cigna Round the Bays 2018! Register before midnight tonight and go in the draw to win 2x return flights to South East Asia with Singapore Airlines! Enter online at www.cignaroundthebays.co.nz #CignaRTB

New Zealand Golf, Halberg Disability Sport Foundation and Paralympics New Zealand are excited to host EMPOWER Golf, an Australian based not-for-profit founded by James Gribble. After an accident that led to him being quadriplegic, he used golf to enhance his recovery and has a mission to inspire more people who have a disability to play the game and educate the industry to make their spaces more accessible for those with a disability. Boulcott's Farm Heritage Golf Club are hosting this event on Friday 1st December, 2-4pm - see image for more information.

Wellington Phoenix FC want to hear from you about an incredible sporting volunteer who goes above and beyond to deliver sport in the Wellington community. Nominate a community sports hero who deserves recognition from a wider audience and they could receive a hospitality package at Wellington Phoenix vs Melbourne Victory, big screen recognition and a half-time interview on the pitch. For more info please follow the link below.

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Trust House Wairarapa Secondary School Sports Awards

Wairarapa's best Secondary School athletes were recognised at the annual awards held at Copthorne Hotel & Resort October 26th. 

The calibre of talent was exceptional and the awards gives an opportunity for the region to give some recognition to those students who have achieved high levels of success over the last 12 months.

The supreme award, Sportsperson of the Year, was won by Max Spencer for the second consecutive year. He is pictured left, next to Sport Wellington General Manager, Michael Woodside, with fellow finalists and sponsor, Prue Hamill, from Harcourts Hamill Realty.

Please click here for a full list of finalists and winners.


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Student Coaches Lead

Maxine Christensen, Lucy Britland, Janie Grevatt and Berenique Erasmus (pictured left) are Year 13 students and Senior A netballers at Chanel College. They alsio co-coach the Chanel Hearts junior netball team.

We spoke to them about their experiences as coaches, leaders and role models. It is a fascinating look at the contribution they have made to the school life of others as well as the rewards they have received in return. 

All girls attended the Getting Started in Coaching course this year. They have put their new found knowledge of player-centred coaching to good use.

Click here to read how these girls worked together to create an environment that was safe, encouraging and ultimately rewarding for all involved.


 

 

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Supporting Whanau Towards a Healthier Future

Green Perscription Active Families currently run weekly activity sessions in Masterton with the hope to branch out all over the Wairarapa region. These sessions are a fun way to spend time together and also meet like-minded whanau who are focusing on their health. The programme also provides one-on-one sessions, support with goal setting, healthy cooking classes and links into the local community.

Sport Wellington Wairarapa are keen to support whanau who are ready to make positive lifestyle changes. They are currently seeking families to register as part of their Green Perscription Active Families Programme, where the aim is for children and their whanau to be healthier while having fun together. 

For more Information please click here.

Pictured left - Masterton families enjoying some quality time together while making banana pancakes during their weekly Active Families sessions.


 

 

 

 

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