Sport Bay of Plenty

PD and Opportunities

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The below PD and club opportunities are relevant to secondary school sport coordinators


North Island Secondary Schools Sport Conference 2021

New Date: Sunday 5th to Tuesday 7th December

Where: Millennium Hotel, Rotorua

Cost: School Representative after 27 August - $150

This includes, conference dinner, morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea day 1 and morning tea and lunch day 2 as well as ALL the workshops, plenaries and guest speakers.

Delegates who have already registered and are available to attend the rescheduled conference dates will not need to re-register. If you have booked accommodation at the Millennium Hotel, Rotorua your accommodation will be automatically transferred.

For any delegates who had registered for the Conference and are unable to attend in December, a full refund of registration costs will be available. The Millennium Hotel has also agreed to provide full refunds if necessary. School Sport New Zealand will be sending out additional information in the next few days.

If you have any queries, please contact Nicki Paterson,

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School Sport New Zealand NCEA Exam Delay Event Updates

School Sport NZ, in partnership with Touch NZ, NZ Cricket, NZ Secondary School Athletics Association, and the Condors Rugby Club, are pleased to announce that all events impacted by the NCEA exam period delay have been successfully rescheduled outside the NCEA examination window.

School Sport NZ would like to thank these organisations for their support of schools and for their considerable efforts to reschedule events in such a short timeframe and in a very condensed window of opportunity to redeliver events. The confirmation of these events ensures thousands of Rangatahi from across the country will have access to several high-quality experiences at a time when so many have unfortunately been taken away with the cancellation of Winter Tournament Week.

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Sport New Zealand – Disability Inclusion Fund

The Disability Inclusion Fund is an open contestable fund to support initiatives and programmes that increase the opportunities provided to disabled youth to be physically active.

The fund is open to national and regional organisations, those with experience in using play, active recreation and sport to engage and support disabled tamariki and rangatahi, and those wishing to explore new and innovative opportunities in the space.

Applications are open from 6 September and close on 18 October 2021. Find out more below about the fund, who can apply, the types of initiatives Sport NZ is looking to fund, assessment criteria.

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Tū Manawa Active Aotearoa Funding

Tū Manawa Active Aotearoa provides funding for programmes or projects delivering play, active recreation and sport experiences for tamariki and rangatahi. These may be new or already operating.

Funding applications open 12 July, 2021.

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Otonga Road Football Club

Season: Runs from Saturday, May 15 until mid-September.

Where: Games are played at Puarenga Park (the fields on Te Ngae Road beside MIGS gym)

For more information or contact: email, find the club on Facebook or phone Sharon on 021 208 0101.

Cross Country

BoostedSport Crowdfunding - Sport NZ

What is BoostedSport?

  • A crowdfunding platform for the play, active recreation and sport sector
  • Designed to support grassroots and community organisations – clubs, local
    groups, schools etc.
  • Managed by Sport NZ on behalf of the NZ Sports Foundation Charitable Trust

What is crowdfunding?

  • Part of your larger fundraising puzzle
  • Create a project and build a community of givers / supporters willing to
    contribute small, medium or large amounts
  • All of this is based on a trusted platform/website - in this case, BoostedSport
  • Build your skillset - content creation, marketing, community building
  • Your crowd is crucial, as is your energy!

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Running Secondary School Sport Guide

Whether it’s on the court, on the field, in and on the water, or on our streets and backyards, sport is part of our DNA. And our time at school is often when we will shape the experiences, skills, attitudes and friends that will develop our love of sport and games and set us up for a lifetime in sport and recreation.

This guide is designed to make your role easier by pointing you to examples of good practice, case studies, templates and tools, to help you do your job.

Thanks for your commitment to developing a love of sport in our young people and for your fantastic work in putting together programmes, events and support that will ensure sport continues to be a feature of the school years of our young people, and a significant part of New Zealand’s sporting culture.



Parafed School Support

Parafed Bay of Plenty offer a wide range of support and information around inclusiveness.

For example:

  • In-School inclusive sport sessions with individuals/groups of physically disabled students (note we will not exclude students with cognitive impairment as long as it doesn’t impact on the safety of the group or individual).
  • Support for Sports Coordinators in planning events and activities that are inclusive.
  • Support for Officials and Disabled Athletes (AWD) at school sports events.

For more information visit the website below or contact:

CBOP and EBOP - Jo Jackson - 0277 162 085,

WBOP - John Sligo 0277 272 333,

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Haka Sports Tours

Haka Sports Tours is Sport Bay of Plenty's preferred supplier and partner for 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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BayTrust CoachForce

The purpose of CoachForce is to provide coaching workshops to up-skill coaches/teachers and parent coaches (not children!) to run more effective training sessions, gain more confidence and become better coaches by learning new skills that are appropriate for the children’s age and experience level.

We recommend that your school adopt a policy under which school sports fees are raised by $2-4 per child to cover the cost of up-skilling all coaches.

Contact the BayTrust CoachForce team


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