Sport Bay of Plenty

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Terms of Involvement

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2022 Terms of Involvement
All those involved in school sport (students, teachers, coaches, officials, spectators) have the right to enjoy their sport in a healthy positive environment, which values above all else, respect for fair play principles in sport.

Players, coaches and supporters are reminded that the highest levels of sportsmanship, fair play and conduct are expected in relation to opposition players, coaches and officials. This constitution is the basis of the policy and guidelines to protect the above. Please complete the below form to show you understand these Terms of Involvement. If you're looking for further information about way to encourage a positive sporting environment, then check out Balance is Better resources.

Our role

The Regional Sport Director’s (RSD) role is an initiative which is supported by Sport New Zealand, the New Zealand Secondary Schools Sports Council (NZSSSC), Sport Bay of Plenty and secondary schools in the BOP Region.

Sport Bay of Plenty manages the Regional Sports Director contract in the Bay of Plenty region. The responsibilities of which are split between the School Sport Team Leader (Influence and Advocacy) and the Regional Secondary School Events Director (Events).

We work with schools to:

  • Provide quality sport opportunities in the secondary school context for secondary school age students.
  • Improve the quality of sport and recreation provision in schools.
  • Increase opportunities for students to be involved in sport and recreation.
  • Promote the ethics of FairPlay.
  • Facilitate programmes to upskill officials, coaches and administrators.
  • Promote collaboration between schools and community sport and recreation providers.
  • Facilitate inter‐school competitions and tournaments.

Click here to view the members of the Principals Management Group.


BOP Secondary School Sport update for Term 1, 2022

Following consultation between Sport Bay of Plenty and the BOP Secondary School Sport Principals Management Group, sanctioned BOP secondary school sport events in Term 1 2022 will be restricted to fully vaccinated attendees, including participants aged 12+.

Under the gathering and event limits of the Orange and Red settings of the COVID Protection Framework, secondary school sport events and competitions could not viably proceed without the use of vaccination certificates. In addition, many venues hosting events are implementing vaccine requirements.

Secondary school sport
Sport Bay of Plenty and the Secondary School Sport Principals Management Group understand the vaccine requirement may create difficulties for some students and their parents. However, the vaccine requirement ensures the 2022 sporting calendar can proceed with the least disruption and in the safest possible way.

We remain committed to ensuring young people have access to safe and high-quality school sport events in the Bay of Plenty, and will continue to work with member schools to make alternative intra-school options available where necessary.

A review of the requirements will be conducted continuously as new government and Ministry of Health advice becomes available.

Read the letter to secondary schools


Meet the team

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Calvin Buttimore

Active Young People Team Leader

021 841 856

Luke Frame

Luke Frame

Rangatahi Regional Schools Director

027 867 5840

Haka Educational Tours

Haka Educational Tours is Sport Bay of Plenty's preferred supplier and partner for overseas school sports trips. They look after trip itinerary planning, documentation, bookings and ground support, offering an unparalleled comprehensive service tailored to each school’s desired destination, goals and objectives. Get in touch with them for an obligation free quote for your next sports tour.


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