Sport Northland is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Tamara Heremaia to the role of Northland Secondary School Events Coordinator. Tamara comes most recently from Whangarei Netball where she has been Netball Coach and Leadership Development Coordinator. Through this role she has had contact in schools with teachers and sport coordinators and is looking forward to the new challenges the secondary school events role presents. Tamara begins her role on June 4th.
The Planning of Ruakaka School’s Sports Programme to Impact Club Membership
Ruakaka Primary School is situated 30km south of Whangarei, it has a roll of approximately 148 children and service a farming community.
Being on the fringe Whangarei, coordinating a variety of sports to visit and work with staff and students can be challenging. Linking the school with these opportunities is essential to encourage the continued involvement in sport... more
Top Town in Pouto
Pouto is a primary school 60km out of Dargaville. Given the school’s isolation it was determined to run a Top Town type of day where the students could demonstrate their developing skills through a range of fun activities... more
1200 Run & Walk in Paihia
Sunday 12 May was a picture perfect day for the Jennian Homes Mother's Day Run/Walk in Paihia. Who can you spot in the photos... here
Sport Thought with Brent Eastwood
Sport Northland's Involvement with the Whangarei Aquatic Centre... more
Coaching & Volunteers|
** JUST ADDED ** - Volunteer Development Calendar ... Click Here
On this page you will find information on;
Volunteers are the heart of sport. Without volunteers, sport would not exist in the way it does in our country. At Sport Northland we recognise the effort put in by volunteers and the contribution they make to the sporting sector.
Did you know?
- 41,000 people are paid to work in sport in New Zealand, but half a million people are involved as volunteers. Without grassroots helpers, sport simply wouldn't happen - and players could never advance to world class level.
- Sports volunteers are coaches, umpires, scorers, starters, referees, judges and other officials.
- Volunteers in sport also include people who: wash the uniforms, transport the team, cut the oranges, fill the water bottles, clean the clubrooms and give their time in other ways.
Here are just some of the many reasons to become a volunteer:
share a skill
get to know a community
demonstrate commitment to a cause
gain leadership skills
satisfaction from accomplishment
donate your professional skills
have an impact
learn something new
- feel proud
- make new friends
- explore a career
- help someone do something different from your job
- for fun!
- keep skills alive
- have an excuse to do what you love
- feel good
- be part of a team
- gain status build your resume
Sport Volunteer Awards 2012
“The Sport Volunteer Awards offer a simple way for Kiwis to recognise not just coaches but all 800,000 volunteers at the heart of New Zealand community sport – referees, administrators, fundraisers, kit-washers, coaches – the lot!
We all know that sport is a huge part of Northland communities and often plays an important role in many people’s lives. For those that don’t do much to say thanks or even those that do, the awards provide a great opportunity to say ‘Thanks’ for all that our sport volunteers do to make sport happen. “
For more information click here
|Thank your volunteers – send them an e-card!
We want to make it easy for you to say thanks to all those important
people who give up their time and energy to help make your sport happen.
This could be your coach, trainer, referee, judges, orange cutters,
uniform washer or perhaps someone who just takes you to the game. To
send an e-card to your own volunteers and say thanks - click here
Nothing right now but check back soon!
The NZ Coaching Strategy
New Zealand Coaching Strategy commits to creating a world-class
coaching environment in New Zealand, with a common purpose and
inter-connected parts. This environment will deliver significant
coaching benefits to all athletes - regardless of age, race, status or
location. The strategy aims to ensure key people in coaching work more
collaboratively for athletes' benefit. This will complement the efforts
of New Zealand's many committed coaches and successful coaching
|Coach Development and Education
you're the volunteer coach of a kids' soccer team or a high performance
coach working with elite athletes, there is always more to learn and to
pass on. Coaching is about sharing knowledge and experience, making
sport fun and helping athletes to reach their potential. Coaches help
make sport happen in New Zealand.
is a sport volunteer recruitment programme that gives employees of
companies and business places the opportunity to coach, manage and
officiate in community sport. CoachCorp assists in building positive
relationships between the business sector and community sport to get
more people involved in physical activity and healthy life-styles.
|NZ Coach Magazine
online magazine accessible to coaches at all levels of sport across New
Zealand keeping you up to date, and providing you with inspiring,
useful material on coaching best practice.
have all types of coaches in Northland, from the parent who puts their
hand up to take a team in a sport they know nothing about, to the high
performance coach who is looking to find that edge for their athlete on
the international scene. Here are a few ideas to help you when making
the decision about whether to coach and how to go about finding a team
that suits you.
Coaching Directory is designed for school teachers, sport coordinators
and anyone else that works in or is just interested in sport coaching.
It provides a list of Northland Coaching Contacts in one handy location.
|Information & Resources
Find all sorts of useful information for volunteers from presentations to templates.