Help for sport, rec groups


Sport Waikato is offering to provide assistance to new or established sports and recreation clubs and groups in Tamahere-Matangi.

Mel Wilson
Mel Wilson of Sport Waikato

Waikato district co-ordinators Mel Wilson and Jason Marconi recently attended a Tamahere Community Committee meeting to set out what they could offer people keen to play sport or be active in other ways.

Wilson and Marconi can help clubs or groups access resources, or help with ideas to get projects off the ground. They can assist with planning or good practices for committees such as finances, systems or strategic planning. Or they could just be a sounding board to bounce ideas off.

To contact Mel Wilson, email  or phone: 0211922559.

Sport Waikato encourages people to play and volunteer in sport. From children’s to veteran’s sport, involvement has a number of benefits:

  • Exercise and health
  • Social skills and communication
  • Team work
  • Problem solving
  • Leadership
  • Taking on challenge

Sport Waikato recognises that sport is driven by dedicated volunteers like coaches, officials, administrators, coordinators and teachers. Its role is to guide and support volunteers. Clubs, schools and regional sporting organisations are encouraged to ask for assistance.

Sport Waikato can assist by:

  • Providing ideas and templates
  • Facilitating brainstorming meetings
  • Coordinating workshops and courses for volunteers
  • Facilitating club planning and development 

To contact Mel Wilson, email  or phone: 0211922559

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