KiwiSport is a government funded programme that helps to get more school-aged children participating in sport. The KiwiSport programme is run nationwide by regional sports trusts like Sport Waikato, and the funding that is given to each sports trust depends on how many school-aged children are in each region.
KiwiSport objectives are:
More Kids - increase the number of school-aged children participating in organised sport
More Opportunities - increase the availability and accessibility of sport opportunities for all school-aged children
Better Skills - support children in developing skills that will enable them to participate effectively in sport
KiwiSport so far
Since it began, over 100,000 young people have had an involvement in KiwiSport in the Waikato.
KiwiSport has delivered sporting taster sessions in-school and afterschool throughout the greater Waikato region. Social sports modules, holiday programmes and festivals have also been set up, targeting all school aged students.
There are 13 sport specific KiwiSport officers involved with the delivery of KiwiSport. These experienced officers include a commonwealth games gold medallist, New Zealand representatives and regional rep players.