Sport Waikato manage a number of programmes within the healthy lifestyles, recreation and community sport areas. Below you will find all the information you need to know about each of our programmes, as well as who to contact.

Regional Leadership

Sport Waikato encourages people to play and volunteer in sport. From children’s to veteran’s sport, involvement has a number of benefits.


From the Performance Coach Advance (PCA) programme which aims to improve the quality of coaches working with talented pre-elite 15-21 year old athletes, to upskilling coaches at all levels

He Oranga Poutama

He Oranga Poutama (HOP), "Stairway to wellbeing", promotes the development and implementation of physical recreation and sport in a way that is culturally appropriate to Maori.


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 committed to ensuring KiwiSport outcomes through the greater Waikato region.