“If it takes a village to raise a child, then our role is to grow that village.”

In 1989, Sport Canterbury was established as the Regional Sports Trust for the Waitaha Te Tai Poutini region. In 2021, the role of sport is to provide people of all ages with a sense of community and connection.

For that reason, for over 30 years we have been committed to empowering coaches, clubs and sports. We know the value that sport, play, physical activity and recreation have in building better communities - helping people feel good about themselves.

In 2022 we continue to grow our hapori. Sport Canterbury is also the home of Healthy Families Ōtautahi, Healthy Active Learning, Community Strength and Balance, and Green Prescription, collaborating with partners in health and education to improve outcomes for the wellbeing of our whānau.