Kiwisport is a government funding initiative to promote sport for school-aged children. The Regional Partnership Fund (RPF) is coordinated by Regional Sports Trusts throughout New Zealand. The allocation is calculated on a per-capita basis based on the number of students in each region. Sport Waikato is commited to ensuring KiwiSport outcomes through the greater Waikato region.
• 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. Click on the ‘Meet the team’ tab below for contact details and to find out more.
Kick Start Funding - Applications now available!
For more information on how to apply click on the appropriate tab below
Major Project Fund
A warm KiwiSport welcome to the New Year. 2013 sees KiwiSport in the Waikato continue into its 4th year. The government funded initiative to help increase the number of school-aged children playing organised sport has been extended for a further 3 years through to 2015.
Regional and national sporting organisations have submitted applications to be a part of the KiwiSport Major Fund Project. This will see a continuation of specialised KiwiSport officers delivering sporting skill sessions and competitions across the greater Waikato region. The codes involved in the KiwiSport Major Project in 2013 include;
The KiwiSport officers consist of Commonwealth games gold medallists, NZ representatives and numerous provincial players. Their skills and expertise are sure to inspire and develop all levels of ability while having fun and linking to clubs.
KiwiSport Coordinator for Sport Waikato, Kerin McDonald says, “the KiwiSport projects that will be delivered in 2013 are specifically designed to help give more kids, more opportunities to develop skills. We anticipate an increase in player numbers, teams and competitions leading to growth of local clubs.” Sport Waikato is dedicated to supporting this growth and will continue to help parents and volunteers be up skilled.
Kick Start Fund
It is recommended that applicants consult the project self-check form prior to filling in an application form
For all information related to the KiwiSport Kick Start Fund
Applications close 30th August 2013
Meet the KiwiSport team
Click the link below for contact details for the KiwiSport Team
KiwiSport Consultation Process
KiwiSport Waikato Regional Partnership Fund Review
KiwiSport Waikato Consultation
2012-2015 KiwiSport Waikato Regional Partnership Fund
Based on the results of the consultation, Sport Waikato developed a draft investment plan which was submitted to Sport New Zealand for their approval. This was accepted on July 27th 2012 and is now being implamented by Sport Waikato.
The information below outlines the KiwiSport Regional Partnership fund in the Waikato Region over the next 3 years;
Contestable for Regional Sport and/or National Sport organisations to address the identified priorities and provide new or increased opportunities of organised sport for children aged 5-18yrs
2. Secondary School Fund
Continued support for Waikato Secondary Schools where the MOE Direct Fund calculation has affected a school’s ability to employee their Sport Coordinator, (subject to approval of a school sport plan).
3. Community Initiatives Fund
Non contestable investment to build and strengthen linkages/partnerships between schools and community sports clubs and to provide new or increased opportunities of organised sport for school-aged children.
4. Kick Start Projects
Contestable fund for small community inspired or school based initiatives that are less than $2,000 to address the identified priorities and provide new or increased opportunities of organised sport for children aged 5-18yrs. Funding to be split throughout the 10 Districts within the Waikato Region.
For further detail on the review and investment of the 2012-2015 regional partnership fund, please contact Kerin McDonald on; work phone: 07 858-5388 or email: email@example.com
School Gymsports Festivals
Waikato School Gymsport Events Calendar 2013
School GymSport Festival Zones