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Stay well, safe and active during this trying time

As we head into an unprecedented time for our country, Sport Waikato staff are working remotely with all Sport Waikato offices closed until further notice.

This will be a trying time for all of us – but an absolutely necessary one. What we do now in this moment will have an impact on the speed at which our country recovers – and that includes our people’s ability to get back into sport.

We understand there is a lot going on in your worlds with the significant interruption to sporting competition and participation. If you would like any advice, support, or guidance during the next four weeks (or beyond) please reach out. We will also pass on any information that comes our way that may be relevant to you and your organisation.

Sport Waikato will be releasing tips, ideas and videos to help keep people active, and keep spirits up, during this difficult time on its Facebook page: Stay well, stay safe and stay active.

Thames Coromandel District Sport and Active Recreation Plan.
Over the past 12 months or so Sport Waikato and Thames Coromandel District Council have been collaborating on developing a district wide Sport and Active Recreation Plan. This plan will help provide direction for future investment and focus for TCDC, Sport Waikato and providers of sport and active recreation in the district.

This plan is now in its final draft and was due to be presented to TCDC community boards with the aim being adoption by full council by July this year however this may now be delayed. To view the current draft of the plan you can go to:
The Hauraki District Council adopted their plan in October 2019.

Hauraki Plains Community Hub
Purpose: “The Hauraki Plains Community Hub (HPCH) exists to create sustainable, vibrant, social-oriented community services, club sport and recreation for residents and visitors”
A working party has been progressing the implementation of the HPCH which will be a new breed sports hub which links and supports all the key contributing Founding Sports and Recreation Clubs together based around the Hauraki Plains.

We are looking for sport and recreation minded people to serve in various roles on the board. People who have skills and knowledge to grow participation levels; can think strategically and be collaborative; who enjoy working with others and having some fun; and have time and knowledge to contribute to a worthwhile community endeavour. An application pack and the Board Member Position Description are available by contacting Julie Stephenson.

Bill Cooksley – District Coordinator Thames Coromandel – Ph 021 944 516 –
Julie Stephenson – District Coordinator Hauraki – Ph 027 486 4955 –