Promoting and supporting
sport and recreation within
the Selwyn District.

In 2017 Selwyn Sports Trust identified a critical gap in the winter sports opportunities for primary aged students and the fundamental movement development that comes with it. From this, a winter sports pilot programme was developed connecting 8 sports providers with 3 primary schools offering a total of 900 students an opportunity for sports development each week.

This programme included 4 sessions of skill development followed by 2 weeks of game experience. Each school participating was able to register all students in years 5-8 who wanted to participate. This meant removing the barrier for pre-acquired skills so many students historically needed so they were selected for a team that was entered in a sports competition. With this new Selwyn Sports Trust model, all students were included, all students developed valuable skills and all students had the opportunity to be a part of a team.

In 2018 this programme grew to include over 1600 students, 10 schools and over 13 sports providers. In 2019 we are expecting this programme to double.

For more information about our winter sport programme check out our dedicated website