Sport New Zealand is a Crown Entity dedicated to encouraging all New Zealanders to participate, enjoy and exceed in sporting and recreation activities. It achieves this through partnerships with a multitude of organizations in the sports and recreation sector throughout the country. Sport New Zealand has three key functions; to invest, lead and enable.
Investment is directed to organizations which are capable and ready to deliver to the community. Leadership involves promoting the interests of the sport and recreation sector through advocacy, research, policy development and coordination. Enabling focuses on strengthening the capabilities of partner organizations by providing staff, resources, research and examples of good practice.
Sport New Zealand works specifically with young people, clubs and communities, and those involved in recreation and high performance sport.
In 2009 Sport New Zealand identified Special Olympics New Zealand as the lead sports agency for people with intellectual disabilities. It has agreed to invest $1.8 million over three years from 1 July 2009 towards our programme development based on achievement of key outcomes that relate to the quality growth of our athlete engagement at school and Club levels. Special Olympics New Zealand strongly values the strategic partnership with Sport New Zealand. In this respect there is regular interaction between the two organisations including the sharing of “best practice” tools that are relevant to support other National Sporting Organisations in New Zealand.
Chief Executive Officer
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