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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.

Wainuiomata Sportsville in conjunction with Wainuiomata Community Hub are a offering FREE to attend after-school sports programme called Active Hour. These fun and social sessions will run every Monday afternoon, 3.45pm-5pm, until the end of term offering different sports each week!

We had a very special guest in the office this morning - New Zealand Kiwis coach David Kidwell! David came to show his appreciation to all of the volunteers contributing to the Rugby League World Cup, including our own Volunteer Strategy Senior Advisor Ken Allen. The Kiwis are up against Fiji this Saturday at Westpac Stadium in a huge quarter-final clash, you don't want to miss this one! #TeIwiKiwi #RLWC2017 #NZLvFIJ

A 3x3 basketball event is being held this weekend at the ASB Sports Centre to help raise funds for Wellington basketball legend Kenny McFadden who is fighting kidney disease - spread the word! Join the Facebook event here: www.facebook.com/events/142636319803159/ Register here: http://www.123contactform.com/form-3054771/Kenny-Mac-3x3-Tournament-Registration-Form

The Kiwis are holding an open training session in Porirua tomorrow, head along to show your support for both the Kiwis and Kiwi Ferns as they compete in the 2017 Rugby League World Cup. There will be merchandise giveaways and a chance to win lots of prizes including flights, accommodation and tickets to the RLWC2017 semi-final!

Don't miss your chance to come along to the ACC New Zealand Paralympics New Zealand Open Day this Saturday at the ASB Sports Centre - 10am-3pm, FREE to attend! Find out about Para sport opportunities in your area, get amongst the action and meet Paralympians Sophie Pascoe, Mary Fisher, Kate Horan and Para athlete Libby Leikis. To find out more http://bit.ly/2hO9b5p #OpenDaysNZ #SpiritofGold #Paralympics Parafed Wellington

Registrations for Cigna Round the Bays 2018 are now open! Sport and Recreation Minister Grant Robertson and Paul Eagle MP were at the Wellington train station this morning helping the team promote this iconic Wellington event! Enter online at www.cignaroundthebays.co.nz - check out the CignaRTB page for information on the special opening offer and prizes up for grabs!

Online registrations for Cigna Round the Bays 2018 open at 9am tomorrow :) Have a look at what's on offer for everyone that enters on 1 November - don't miss out! See www.cignaroundthebays.co.nz for information on all the different categories, including the new Active Families category. #CignaRTB

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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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