Sport Tasman is one of 14 charitable regional sports trusts that support New Zealanders to be more active and healthy.

Our aim is to improve community wellbeing thourhg physical activity. Sport, Active Recreation and Play are our key tools to enable this.

As a charity, we work alongside our communities in Kaikoura, Marlborough, Buller, Nelson and Tasman to create and support countless physical activity opportunities across Te Tau Ihu (Top of the South Island).

Sport and recreation enriches our lives physically, socially, emotionally, cognitively and even spiritually. It also contributes economically an estimated $5.2 billion to New Zealand's economy.

We are enormously grateful to all of our funders, partners and supporters who help make sport, recreation, physical activity and play available to so many individuals, families and communities.

Our updated strategic framework will see us focus on creating more opportunities and imporving quality experiences for children (tamariki) and youth (rangatahi) in Te Tau Ihu (the Top of the South) to get active. Sport tAsman is placing a particular focus on engaging with Maori and Pasifika, young women and girls, new New Zealanders and refugees, and regionally isolated youth - groups identified locally as missing out on opportunities to become physically active. This will ensure more and better quality opportunities for the region's young people to get physically active.


Sport helps to bring communiites together and is a powerful social development tool. Across Te Tau Ihu, sport and recreation actively engages more than 80% of our population. Some 25,000 volunteers help make sport and recreation possible across 540 clubs and community organisations and 117 schools and colleges.



Improving community well being through active recreation, play and sport across the Top of the South Island.


More People - More Active - More Often


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