Primary Sport Otara and Papatoetoe Clusters
The John Walker “Find Your Field of Dreams” Foundation Primary Sport Programme delivered by Counties Manukau Sport has entered its fourth successful year. The programme delivers sporting opportunities to children in Manukau.
The 40 schools that Primary Sport work with are based in Otara and Papatoetoe. The programme has been so successful that it has expanded into Mangere and Otahuhu at Inter School Cluster level (school versus school competition) and in Manurewa where it is delivered by Counties Manukau Sport but funded through KiwiSport.
In 2012, The John Walker “Find Your Field of Dreams” Foundation Primary Sport Programme delivered sport to over 6000 children. Since the programme was launched by the Prime Minister, the programme has worked with almost 10000 children. Participants are counted once they have taken part in four hours of sport.
The Primary Sport team comprises of two full-time coordinators who work alongside the schools. The team are able to deliver to large numbers of children due to the heartbeat of the programme a dedicated and committed unit of coaches which are sourced locally and work to deliver high quality sporting experiences for children in the area.
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Background to Primary Sport
How Primary Sport started
Manukau is a very young city 26% of its population are under 15 years of age. Many of these young people live in areas classified as socio-economically ‘very deprived’ and attend low decile schools.
Despite this Manukau has always lead the way in bring talented individuals to the worlds spotlight. Sir John Walker, Valerie Vili, Jonah Lomu, Ruben Wiki, Scott Dixon and Barbara Kendall to name just a few have reached the top of their sport and all the while calling Manukau home. These Champions found their field of dreams and we believe Manukau children can find theirs.
Primary Sport will provide opportunities for Manukau Primary Schools (Yr 5 & Yr 6) to purse positive pathways through Sport and Physical Recreation (initial project of 6 months in Otara and PapatoetoePrimary Schools).
Primary Sport will
- Develop a partnership plan with each school involved
- Develop an after school sports / skilled programmeAssist with inter school competitions
- Develop in school coaching / skills trainingLink with communities through Sport and Physical Recreation
The benefits of Primary Sport will help:
- Develop, Encourage, Link and Acknowledged Primary aged children in Sport and Physical Recreation. Helping to build future champions within Manukau.