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FREE Ride Leader workshops are being held on 12 & 13 May! In these workshops you will learn how to lead a great ride through the principles of Adventure, Wellbeing and Enjoyment. Delivered in partnership with Wellington City Council, Hutt City Council, Pedal Ready and Sport Wellington.

Netball Central Zone are hosting Silver Ferns Performance Analyst Dr Bobby Willcox on May 3rd to discuss performance analysis methods and strategies. This workshop will assist coaches to understand the statistical elements of sport at an elite level - see poster for details.

Congratulations to our very own Ken Allen on being named Volunteer of the Year at the Wellington Phoenix FC's End of Season Awards night! Ken is Sport Wellington's Volunteer Strategy Senior Advisor and has been volunteering on match days for the Phoenix since they were founded back in 2007. Ken dedicates a huge part of his to life to growing volunteerism and this award is greatly deserved, well done Ken!

Due to a large number of requests, nominations will remain open until Monday 24 April 2017 at 12pm. Celebrate excellence and success from the various contributors in your sport be they coaches, athletes, volunteers or leaders - nominate today!

The next Capital Football Master Class is coming up. This is a FREE event open to any and all junior coaches.

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Celebrate excellence and recognise those who've contributed to your sport over the past year! This is a chance to not only showcase your high performing sportspeople but to also shine a light on the administrators, volunteers and officials who make your sport happen. Nominations for the Wellington Sportsperson of the Year Awards are open, nominate now! http://wellingtonsportsawards.co.nz/

Getting Started in Coaching courses are back! Sport Wellington’s Getting Started in Coaching courses are being rolled out through April & May for community coaches! These courses provide a great foundation for coaches to move into sport specific coach development, registration is FREE. Register here: www.sportwellington.org.nz/getting-started-in-coaching-gelcc/ Additional dates for Porirua/Tawa, Wellington and the Wairarapa areas to come as venue details are confirmed.

Team Wellington are champions again!! Well done to the team and everyone involved, glad to see the trophy is staying in the capital for another year!

The Shift Challenge is a FREE accelerator programme for all types of young Wellington women who want to make a difference to the wellbeing of other young women in their community. If you’re 15-20 years old, identify as a woman, and live, work or learn in the Wellington region, this could be a great opportunity for you. Check out the Shift Challenge website for all the info including how to be a mentor. https://www.shiftnz.org/shift-challenge

Congratulations to Team Wellington for booking a spot in the Stirling Sports Premiership final against Auckland City for the second year in a row! The final will be held on Sunday at QBE Stadium in Auckland, good luck guys! #TeeDubs

Come along to Westpac Stadium today (4.15pm to 5.30pm) and meet Chris Wood, Glen Moss and a number of the All Whites. There will be opportunities for photos and autographs, so bring your favourite shirt, ball or boots and show your support for the team! Entry to the signing session along with parking is free. Public entry will be through Aisle 20 and the signing session will take place on the field. Wet weather alternative will be in the Concourse.

Nominations for the 2017 Wellington Sportsperson of the Year Awards are now open! Acknowledge, promote and celebrate the contribution that sport makes to the wider Wellington community - see website for details.

Our friends at Cigna New Zealand are running an awesome competition! You could win a $2,000 funding boost for your club and a $500 voucher for yourself!

Capital Zone Basketball Trust are hosting a FREE Community Referee Course in the Wairarapa on Monday 27 March 4-7pm at Chanel College. Register for the course by emailing training@capitalbasketball.org

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Physical Literacy Approach to Coaching

Wairarapa Coaching Hub Coordinator, Barry Hislop, has been offering his knowledge of physical literacy to support a dragon boat teams effort to prepare themselves for the World Masters Games. If you would like to have a look at his coaching framework, suitable for any age group, please click here.


Healthy Lifestyles Coordinator

Sport Wellington Wairarapa welcomes Kerewai Tatana to their team. Kerewai (pictured left) is the newly appointed Healthy Lifestyles Coordinator. She will be working within four programmes providing education, motivation and support to help individuals and families through their “healthy lifestyle change”.

 Kerewai is a born and bred Wairarapa girl and is a busy mother to 4yr old Jamie. She is an avid sportswoman and is working toward becoming a fully certified Personal Trainer. She has a Diploma in Culinary Arts and Level 3 in Health Science.

Kerewai is looking forward to the challenge of her new position and says she "can't wait to be actively involved in working towards a positive change in the community". She will be helping to improve the health and wellbeing of children and adults through free physical activities, nutrition education, cooking workshops, one-on-one consultation and personalised plans that aim to enhance physical, mental and social wellbeing. 

If you would like to know more about the Green Prescription programme please click here or contact Kerewai on 022 010 4077 or kerewait@sportwellington.org.nz.





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