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Find out about the free sport and recreation forum the Council holds every year and sign up to get a newsletter about upcoming workshops.

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2015 Sport and Recreation Forum

6.15pm-8.30pm,Tuesday 14 April
ASB Sports Centre, Kemp Street, Kilbirnie

Discussing plans and vision for the city, ideas, trends, challenges and opportunities. Great opportunity to network and meet some more people in the sport and recreation sector. Register below by 9 April.

2015-25 Draft LTP PSR initiatives

We'd like your views on the sport and recreation initiatives (100KB PDF) proposed in our draft long-term plan that looks at the next 10 years. Give feedback by 17 April.

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View of Wellington from Mount Victoria


Sport and recreation annual forum

Each year the Council holds this forum with the aim of strengthening relationships and improving communication with sport and recreation organisations in Wellington.

The forum is free and open to representatives from Wellington sport and recreation organisations , including:

  • clubs
  • recreational groups
  • regional and national organisations
  • informal recreation users
  • anyone interested in getting involved.

2015 Sport and Recreation Forum

6.15pm - 8.30pm, Tuesday 14 April, ASB Sports Centre, Kemp Street, Kilbirnie

We have a very talented range of speakers to directly address the issues that were brought up at last year's forum as well as plenty of networking time and yummy food. Free parking is available.

Note: We have had a change of keynote speaker - we now have Gavin Larsen, the legendary Black Cap who played in the 1992 World Cup Semi-final and has been Cricket Operations Manager for Cricket World Cup 2015.


Registration is free. The deadline for registration is 9 April 2015.

Register for the forum

Itinerary for the night

  • 6.15pm - 6.40pm: Networking / nibbles
  • 6.40pm - 6.50pm: Councillor Paul Eagle
  • 6.50pm - 7.05pm: Mayor Celia Wade-Brown
  • 7.10pm - 7.30pm: Keynote speech: Legacy of the World Cup on NZ Cricket, by Gavin Larsen, Cricket Operations Manager, Cricket World Cup
  • 7.30pm - 8.30pm: Breakout sessions:
    • Helping Your Membership Thrive - Warren Hall, Island Bay Tennis and Squash Club
    • How 'Sportsvilles' Work - Paora Ammunson, Greytown Sport and Leisure Executive Officer and Trudy Englebretsen, Fraser Park Sportsville General Manager
    • The Power of Vision/Purpose/Values - Kevin WIlson - Sport Wellington

For more information, email or read this information sheet about the speakers (20KB PDF).

2014 Sport and Recreation Forum

The 2014 Sport and Recreation Forum was held on 17 June at the ASB Sports Centre.

Resources and presentations from the forum

Summary notes from workshop session (59KB PDF)

  • What are the challenges your sport, club or organisation is currently facing?
  • What are you doing to solve these challenges?

Break out session 1 - Online resources for clubs and organisations

Break out session 2 - Developing a successful club or sport

Break out session 3 - What's hot in our open spaces

Sport and recreation updates

Subscribe to the Parks, Sport and Recreation Noticeboard enewsletter (see below) to receive ongoing updates about sports and recreation, including information about upcoming workshops.

More information

Business Support - Sport and Recreation

Phone: (04) 803 8222