About Us

Sport Waikato was founded in 1986 to cover the area from Coromandel to Turangi and Waihi to Kawhia. Sport Waikato is a Charitable Trust - governed by a Board of Trustees and managed by a Chief Executive and a Regional Sports Trust funded through regional contracts, sponsorship, fundraising and donations.

Sport Waikato aims to increase the physical activity levels of people in our region by making play, active recreation and sport more accessible, exciting, relevant and inclusive. And we will do this by supporting those who influence play, active recreation and sport in our region - those who run it, administer it, organise it, invest in it and coach it. 

We provide high value, strategic, regional leadership in play, active recreation and sport through collaboration and partnership.

Our goal: 75% of the Waikato region active by 2030.