The Waikato Sport & Active Recreation Awards are a celebration and acknowledgement of those who work to change the way they deliver programmes and initiatives to meet the needs of the participant.
Whether you're running a bootcamp in the park, developed a programme to cater to diversity, an initiative aimed at youth, or you're a coach who provides a positive, fun and engaging experience for young people - we want to hear all about it!
Those people or organisations that develop programmes that create connection and a great experience for its members or participants.
Two or more organisations working together to achieve a physical activity outcome goal.
The innovative use of spaces such as community halls, parks, gullies, rivers, skateparks - wherever a space has been used to help people be active! This can be those that have developed the space, or those that run initiatives or programmes using the space.
Programmes or initiatives that are making physical activity opportunities accessible, welcoming and inclusive to meet the needs of marginalised groups, women/girls, ethnic minority groups, or cultural/religious groups to enable those people to be more active.
Those unpaid, unsung heroes/volunteers that have made a real difference in the last 12 months to an initiative or organisation.
A community coach who demonstrates commitment to meeting the needs of the people they coach, creating a positive team culture, providing a great experience, encouraging fair play and valuing development over winning - and commitment to Balance is Better/Good Sports principles.
Those people or programmes who support young people (0-24), and help to grow the numbers of young people being more active.
Initiatives or programmes predominantly run by youth for the benefit of young people. These can be initiatives co-designed alongside adults but that are lead by young people 24 years and under.
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