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Building capability in Community Sport

Monday, December 16, 2019

We know that sport and active recreation builds better connected communities and that is why the team at Sport Bay of Plenty works closely with local clubs to help them provide opportunities for our communities to get active.

This year we have continued to work one on one with clubs to assist with future proofing and identifying strengths, weaknesses and opportunities to build capability resulting in sustainability of the sport and recreation structure that allows activities to take place.


Softball in Whakatane – Our local community sport advisor Karen assisted to establish a softball group, and helped with the set up of a club structure, recruiting volunteers and establishing the sport into the community. Now there is a structure in place, which enabled regular softball in the Eastern Bay of Plenty community which is popular with women and children. They practice and play locally as well as the seniors travelling across to Tauranga to play in the senior competition.

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Netball in Rotorua - Our local community sport advisor Marusa worked closely with the Eastside Owhata Netball club who were an enthusiastic group of people who wanted to play netball and bring the sport to their local community . Through the knowledge and understanding of the sporting environment Marusa was able to support the club through a funding application which contributed to the costs of the annual netball fees. Further to this the club now has a much better understanding of what is available to them as a club and how to create a sustainable system to ensure cost is not the barrier to participation.

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