Ages 13-18 Years
Active Young People
Credit: Lawrence Smith- Fairfax
Sport and recreation opportunities for young people are essential to encourage lifelong participation in sport. Enjoyment and fun are key drivers. Performance, challenge and improvement are key motivators for young people also.
The sport aspirations of young people are wide and varied. Multiple sport formats and sport options need to be available to cater to their needs.
We need to recognise the potential of young people and encourage and support them appropriately so they can excel and reach their maximum.
We want to equip young people with the skills to participate and enjoy sport and recreation for life.
Sport New Zealand will continue to work with and bring together key organisations to support the delivery of quality sport and recreation opportunities to young people.
To find out more
For information about young people and sport, contact your nearest regional sports trust.
To have a world class, Kiwi athlete visit your school and share their knowledge & experiences with you, check out our Sports Ambassadors Page
Regional sports directors are a nationwide network of people who provide support to secondary school sport.
Useful resources for schools are listed in the left menu: Sportsmark, SportsCID, Sport & Recreation Coordinators Manual
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