Sport Development Programme

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The Wellington City Council Sport Development Programme is designed to empower young Wellington athletes to actively pursue their goals in sport and in life.

Guided by the Balance is Better principles, this programme focuses on the holistic development of athletes. It is founded on the belief that the diversity of experiences and opportunities participants are exposed to will form beliefs that will influence their performance in sport and in life. Athletes are selected by their respective sport and can receive support such as strength and conditioning sessions, leadership workshops, sports psychology sessions, and mentoring.

As part of the application process, organisations had to demonstrate an alignment to Balance is Better principles, and discuss how their proposed programmes will meet the needs of their emerging athletes.

In 2021, we are pleased to have the following nine organisations involved and are looking forward to working with them to develop great young people.

  • Capital Football
  • Capital Basketball
  • Rugby League
  • Wellington Rowing Association
  • Wellington Hockey Association
  • Dynamites Climbing
  • dSport
  • Netball Wellington Centre
  • Swimming Wellington