Community Sports Banks

Your local Community Sports Bank has sports gear to get families active, get friends together and ease the effects of the last few months on everyone's mental health.

Community Sports Banks are a drop-off point for unused or outgrown sports gear, and for that gear to be picked up and used by families that would otherwise not be able to afford it. Sport poverty is a growing issue within our communities with three main barriers to sport participation; subs/fees, equipment costs, and transport. The aim of the Community Sports Banks is to reduce/eliminate these barriers.

Check the list below for your local drop off/pick up point and click here for more details regarding addresses and timings.

  1. Wellington Central - The Hub, Toitu Poneke
  2. Karori - St Ninians Uniting Church
  3. Linden - Linden Community Centre
  4. Seaview - Kokiri Marae
  5. Wainuiomata - Te Hei Rangatahi, Community Hub
  6. Naenae - Naenae Boxing Academy
  7. Taita - Walter Nash Centre
  8. Porirua – Te Rauparaha Arena and aquatic Centre
  9. Cannons Creek - Cannons Creek Boxing Academy
  10. Upper Hutt – Ōrongomai Marae
  11. Kapiti – Funzone

Play Trailers

Looking for a play trailer to help to enhance an event or activity happening in your school or community? Play trailers are a great way for your tamariki and whānau to experience a range of different equipment and ways to play it.  There are a few different organisations that have play trailers so check them out on the table below.

Organisation and Contact Overview Extra Information

Y Central


Website: Y Central- Tākaro Trailer

The Y has a bold vision of building strong kids, strong families, strong communities, through investing in in the next generation. Part of this is ensuring all tamariki and rangatahi in Aotearoa are physically active through play, active recreation and sport. Play allows children to experience fun, joy and laughter in a way that is important to them. The Y have tākaro play trailers, which are filled with plenty of fun play equipment to encourage kids to get active, and do what they do best - play!

Cost: $200 per day

Free for Porirua area.

Pick up/ drop off location: 67 Pilmuir St, Lower Hutt.
A booking request form must be filled in.
Please note the trailer and all the equipment is for hire.  No YMCA staff members will be attending the events. 

Masterton District Council - Waka Tākaro Trailer

Tammy Merriman


Website: Masterton District Council - Play 


Waka Tākaro is a play trailer full of games, equipment and resources for our tamariki across the whole Wairarapa Region. An equipment list can be accessed via the web site.


Cost: Free 

To book complete the online booking form or fill out a hardcopy form and return it by email to: or in person at our Customer Service Centre, 161 Queen Street, Masterton

Trailer can be picked up and returned to Masterton District Council, 26 Perry Street, Masterton (Monday–Friday 10:00am–4:00pm).

Hutt City Council- Build & Play Trailer

Email: or

Website: Active in the Hutt

You can hire out the CK & Co Realty Build & Play Trailer! This is engaging construction play that offers tamariki opportunities for free, creative (and occasionally risky) play.

The trailer is full of tools including saws, hammers, hand drills, and materials students can use to create and play such as timber, PVC pipes and recycled items.

Cost: Free 

Hutt Valley schools only.

To book the trailer, contact us.

Hutt City Council - Sport and Play Trailer

Email: or

Website: Active in the Hutt

Interested in using a trailer full of sports gear and play equipment? Hire out our Sport + Play trailer to encourage playfulness and get your group moving!
This trailer is great for schools, community groups or events and includes bats, balls, nets, hoops and more.

Cost: Free 

There are two sport and play trailers. 

Hutt Valley schools and groups only.

To book the trailer, contact us.

Kāpiti Coast District Council - Waka Kori Play Trailer

Cat Wylde

Website: Find Your Play


Waka Kori Play Trailer is a treasure chest of materials and equipment designed to spark the imagination and inspire creative play, and includes things like hurdles, a badminton set, balls, elastics, pool noodles, a swing set, frisbees, and much more. 

Cost: Contact Cat Wylde to discuss bookings and queries. 

Kāpiti Schools and community groups only.