Junior programmes

Ākau Tangi Sports Centre offers a number of junior sports programmes that focus on specific skills and techniques within the game.

Home Education programme

This programme provides home schooled children the opportunity to supplement their physical education.

There are a number of groups to choose from each week. The groups are centred around Sport New Zealand’s ‘Physical Literacy approach’. Groups vary depending on age and the desire to participate in structured sports or less formal activities so please check out our descriptions to see which group is best.

To find out more, email Ākau Tangi Sports Centre at sportscentre@wcc.govt.nz or phone 04 830 0500.

Physical Literacy Approach – Sport NZ

Home Education – Foundation (Ages 4–7)

Our 'Foundation' group is based on Sport New Zealand’s philosophy of ‘Physical Literacy’ for the Primary age group. We will promote physical development and skill development by focusing on variety, enjoyment and increasing independent participation. All three are crucial at the primary age. We will achieve this by creating a positive, supportive and empathetic environment which empowers our children to learn and be challenged at their own pace.

Home Education – Skills development (Ages 8+)

Our 'skill development' group is similar in nature to the 'Foundation' group but the group will have a skills development focus. This means the sessions become more about learning how structured sport works, play based activities that practice game skills and situations (without the competitive edge). This group gives children the option to keep learning through play and some structured activities but will be more focused on building confidence playing in a group, gaining skills ready for the next group 'Team games'.

Home Education – Team games (Ages 12+)

Our ‘Team Games’ group is about seeking new experiences.We help our youth learn responsibilities, take risks and express themselves as part of a team dynamic. The ‘Team games’ group will provide a clearer understanding of the pathway from informal social physical activity, games and play through to more competitive, structured sport. There will be  different sports to play each week but the focus will be more on competition and full game situations much like those that children may experience as part of sports clubs or teams.

Time Dates Term 4 2022


Friday 28 October
Friday 11 November 
Friday 25 November
Friday 9 December

Cost: $5.85 per class if enrolling for the full term or $6.50 if paying casual.

Hoop Club

Players learn and develop key basketball skills including dribbling, passing, shooting, defence and attack.

Age Day and time Dates
5-6 years old Sunday, 3pm-4pm Term 1: 13 February to 3 April 2022
Term 2: 8 May to 3 July 2022 (no session Queen's Birthday, 5 June)
Term 3: 31 July to 18 September 2022
Term 4: 30 October to 18 December 2022
7-8 years old Sunday, 4pm-5pm
9-12 years old Sunday, 5pm- 6pm

Cost: $50 per term for each player.

For more information, contact Voldi Simi - phone 021 773 703 or email voldi@wellingtonbasketball.co.nz

Netball development programme

Players practice key netball skills including footwork, movement, ball skills, shooting, defence and attack. Includes game play to help solidify learning.

School year Day and time Dates
Year 7-8 Monday 4.30pm-5.30pm Term 1: 14 February to 21 March 2022
Term 3: 25 July to 29 August 2022
Term 4: 31 October to 5 December 2022
Year 9-12 Tuesday 4.30pm-6pm Term 1: 15 February to 22 March 2022
Term 3: 26 July to 30 August 2022
Term 4: 25 October to 29 November

Year 7-8: $80 per term per each player
Year 9-12: $90 per term for each player

Term 3 also offers U14 Player Development Programme for players at college (not Year 8) and 13 years of age or younger on 1 January 2022.

For more information and to register: Netball Wellington

Primary and Intermediate development

Year 1-6 futureFERNS and Year 7-8 Player Development Programme run within each Junior Netball Satellite. Dates and cost vary per satellite.

For more information and to register visit:

Contact and address

Ākau Tangi Sports Centre (previously ASB Sports Centre)

Phone: 04 830 0500

Email: sportscentre@wcc.govt.nz

Street address: 72 Kemp Street, Kilbirnie