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Celebrating innovation, collaboration and achievement in play, active recreation and sport.

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!

Community Connection Award

Those people or organisations that develop programmes that create connection and a great experience for its members or participants. 

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Sport & Active Recreation Partnership Award

Two or more organisations working together to achieve a physical activity outcome goal. 

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Outstanding Active Space Initiative

Any programme or initiative that's held in a space such as community halls, parks, gullies, rivers - wherever a space has been used to help people be active!

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Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

Programmes or initiatives that are aimed at (for example) women/girls, ethnic minority groups, disability or cultural/religious groups to enable those people to be more active. 

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Community Unsung Hero

NEW CATEGORY: Those unpaid, unsung heroes/volunteers that have made a real difference in the last 12 months to an initiative or organisation. 

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Community Coach

NEW CATEGORY: A community coach who creates positive team culture, provides a great experience and encourages fair play and commitment to Balance is Better/Good Sports principles over winning.

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Commitment to Youth Engagement

NEW CATEGORY: Those people or programmes who support young people (0-24), and help to grow the numbers of young people being more active. 

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About us

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!