Nuku Ora works closely with College Sport Wellington and WAISS Sport in the Wairarapa along with Regional Sports Organisations to deliver the Student Coaching Programme. This programme has been running for 7 years and has provided training for more than 2,000 student coaches. The aims of the programme are to: 

  • Increase the confidence and competence of secondary school student coaches 
  • Enable colleges and Regional Sports Organisations to provide ongoing support to student coaches 
  • Ensure more children and young people are staying in organised sport due to quality coaching and coaches providing a positive sporting experience. 

One day workshops for student coaches are set up for summer and winter sports codes. Sports covered in these workshops are generally: 

Summer – Cricket, Floorball, Futsal, Ki o Rahi, Touch, Volleyball 
Winter – Basketball, Football, Hockey, Netball, Rugby 

Students gain an understanding of the ‘how’ to coach in the morning with a Coach Developer before spending time with a coach from their chosen sport for the afternoon. 

This year depending on numbers we are looking to run a workshop for new student coaches and an advanced session for student coaches who attended the workshop in 2023.

If the student has given permission, the Regional Sports Organisations can connect with the coaches throughout the season with resources, and in-person and online catch ups to help them navigate the sports season. 


Summer Code Workshops

  • Monday 19 February 2024 – Te Rauparaha Arena, Porirua  
  • Tuesday 20 February 2024 – Walter Nash Stadium, Taita

Winter Code Workshops 

  • Tuesday 7 May 2024 – Te Rauparaha Arena, Porirua
  • Thursday 9 May 2024 - Walter Nash Stadium, Taita


Winter Code Workshop 

  • Wednesday 13 March 2024 - YMCA, Masterton  

Registrations for these workshops are completed by the College Sports Coordinators/Sports Directors so if you’d like to attend, please talk to the Sports Coordinator/Director at your school.  

Find out More!

For more information about the programme please email Graham Witts, Community Development Lead - Participation & Coaching.

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