Waikato Rugby Union - Waikato Rugby Strategy 2023

WAIKATO RUGBY STRATEGY 2023

OUR VISION

​​​​​​​WAIKATO RUGBY STRONGER TOGETHER

A healthy, fun, and inspirational sport where everyone can belong, develop, and achieve.

OUR PURPOSE

Waikato Rugby supports the delivery and development of rugby through quality, healthy, and enjoyable experiences.

OUR STRATEGY

OUR VALUES

  • Respect & Inclusion - We will treat all new and existing participants and stakeholders inclusively, with the understanding that their continued involvement is critical to our success.
  • Leadership - We are all leaders - It is up to us to elevate all those around us in Rugby and the Community.  We are aware of where we have come from but equally, why we are here, and where we are going.
  • Courage & Strength - We will approach everything we do with courage knowing whether we win or lose we have learnt something and will grow stronger.
  • Teamwork, Connection & Access - We will work effectively together to achieve the goals set individually, as a team and/or groups of teams, and as an overall organisation.  We are accessible and connected to our stakeholders, and they are connected to us.

OUR PURPOSE

  • Grow the Brand - Waikato Rugby is perceived positively locally, nationally, and internationally.
    • A HIGHLY REGARDED Provincial Union in the national rugby landscape;
    • A STRONG presence, awareness, and connection throughout the Waikato and our communities;
    • Rugby is INCLUSIVE, available and adaptable to all;
    • Engaging story-telling through clear and consistent COMMUNICATION
  • Grow the Game - Opportunities for everyone to play rugby.
    • Financial security and ORGANISATIONAL SUSTAINABILITY for partners, stakeholders, and clubs; 
    • ENJOYABLE AND ENGAGING experiences that encourage people to become involved and remain in the game;
    • An engaged and COLLABORATIVE COMMUNITY with a shared vision and strong relationships;
    • FUTURE-FOCUSSED development of facilities that allows the game to adapt and grow;
    •  Actively aligned with ‘BALANCE IS BETTER’ philosophy
  • Get Better - Continually improve our performance.
    • Focus on DEVELOPMENT principles to drive team performance;
    • BEST PRACTISE player, coach, official and game development and delivery via local, regional, national and international relationships;
    • Constantly challenge the status quo;
    • Deliver ENJOYABLE AND CHALLENGING EXPERIENCES that continually exceed expectations. 
  • Organisational Sustainability - Waikato Rugby is relevant, viable and progressive.
    • A DIVERSE AND SUSTAINABLE variety of revenue streams, effectively managed finances, and building cash reserves;
    • Remain relevant through positive, long-term, and COLLABORATIVE PARTNERSHIPS and relationships; 
    • Socially, ethically, and culturally responsible, and MINIMISED IMPACT ON THE ENVIRONMENT;
    • RECRUIT, DEVELOP, ENGAGE, REWARD, RETAIN AND CARE for our people – Staff, contractors, and volunteers.



View the Waikato Rugby Strategy 2023 here