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Young People

We want young New Zealanders (aged 0-18) to develop a love of sport and recreation that leads to lifelong participation.

Good Practice Principles for the Provision of sport

NEW Guidelines document

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To achieve this we will focus on:

  • more resources getting to primary schools to get more kids into organised sport, including after-school programmes and a range of school and club-based initiatives
  • more support for secondary schools to get school students involved in organised sport and recreation
  • more support for clubs and grassroots providers to encourage young people to stay in sport after secondary school
  • ensuring young people (age 0-12) have the fundamental movement and basic sport skills to participate in sport and recreation for life.

Whether you’re whanau, a parent, a teacher, an athlete or coach you’ll find information on these pages to help you provide a quality sport environment for children of all ages and stages to participate in sport for healthy life long enjoyment and for sporting success.