Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Ignite Sport gearing up for national community awards

Ignite Sport gearing up for national community awards

Youth development trust Ignite Sport will be representing Wellington next weekend (this weekend) at the Trustpower National Community Awards.

The awards, at Invercargill on 22 March, follows Ignite Sport’s Supreme Award win at the Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards last October.

Coordinator Kevin Goldsbury says it is a real honour to represent the many charities that make a difference in the Wellington Region. “We are looking forward to telling everyone about our work with young people and also learning from all the other charities participating.” Kevin says the Wellington award recognised the work Ignite Sport does with young people, especially those in low-decile schools who find education a challenge.

The Lower Hutt-based charity has been operating in several communities in the region since 2007. Programmes use sport and recreation to connect with and inspire young people. They teach important life skills such as goal setting, barriers to success, positive life choices, team work, the difference between character and reputation, and leadership.

One of Ignite’s success stories focuses on a group of Porirua College students who in Year 10 were facing a challenge to stay at school. Four years later the group graduated from Year 13 having improved their academic performance and with many excelling in sport and leadership.

The organisation also helps school sports through its Sports Serve project – where volunteers are found, trained and supported to coach or manage sports teams. “No longer is it a given that schools can resource their teams. This is where we can help,” says Kevin. In addition, Ignite runs events which inspire recreation and a positive sports culture, and helps at many community fixtures throughout the region.

Ignite Sport’s long term goal is to become a national organisation. Already this year Ignite Sport has been inundated with requests for school and community programmes both in the region but also from Manawatu, Hawkes Bay and Hamilton.

Hutt City Mayor Ray Wallace and his wife Linda Goss-Wallace will be accompanying Kevin and Andrea Bolton from Ignite Sport, to the awards in Invercargill.

Ends.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Breed Laws Don’t Work: Vets On New National Dog Control Plan

It is pleasing therefore to see Louise Upston Associate Minister for Local Government calling for a comprehensive solution... However, relying on breed specific laws to manage dog aggression will not work. More>>

ALSO:

Corrections Corrected: Supreme Court Rules On Release Dates

Corrections has always followed the lawful rulings of the Court in its calculation of sentence release dates. On four previous occasions, the Court of Appeal had upheld Corrections’ practices in calculating pre-sentence detention. More>>

ALSO:

Not Waiting On Select Committee: Green Party Releases Medically-Assisted Dying Policy

“Adults with a terminal illness should have the right to choose a medically assisted death,” Green Party health spokesperson Kevin Hague said. “The Green Party does not support extending assisted dying to people who aren't terminally ill because we can’t be confident that this won't further marginalise the lives of people with disabilities." More>>

ALSO:

General Election Review: Changes To Electoral Act Introduced

More effective systems in polling places and earlier counting of advanced votes are on their way through proposed changes to our electoral laws, Justice Minister Amy Adams says. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On Our Posturing At The UN

In New York, Key basically took an old May 2 Washington Post article written by Barack Obama, recycled it back to the Americans, and still scored headlines here at home… We’ve had a double serving of this kind of comfort food. More>>

ALSO:

Treaty Settlements: Bills Delayed As NZ First Pulls Support

Ngāruahine, Te Atiawa and Taranaki are reeling today as they learnt that the third and final readings of each Iwi’s Historical Treaty Settlement Bills scheduled for this Friday, have been put in jeopardy by the actions of NZ First. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Damage De-Regulation Is Doing To Fisheries And Education, Plus Kate Tempest

Our faith in the benign workings of the market – and of the light-handed regulation that goes with it – has had a body count. Back in 1992, the free market friendly Health Safety and Employment Act gutted the labour inspectorate and turned forestry, mining and other workplace sites into death traps, long before the Pike River disaster. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news