New Zealand Based Resources

Sport New Zealand – Young People’s Survey 

Sport New Zealand’s 2011 Young People’s Survey is the most significant piece of research into young New Zealanders’ participation in sport and recreation in more than 10 years.  The survey results provide key insights into the way young New Zealanders participate in sport and recreation activities. They also tells us where and how they participate, as well as the sports / activities they’d like to try or do more of.

The research shows that sport participation rates for diverse young people are relatively low at all levels. The report Sport and Recreation in the lives of Young Aucklanders, published by Sport New Zealand and Auckland Council, shows similar results. Participation varies with young people’s ethnic backgrounds.


Regional Sports Trusts

New Zealand’s Regional Sports Trusts provide services and support to sport organisations. View the national directory of Regional Sports Trusts.


Aktiv Asian

Harbour Sport’s ActivAsian initiative has three key objectives:

  • Improving sporting opportunities for Asian people, with a particular focus on school aged children.
  • Improving access to information about sport and recreational opportunities for the Asian community.
  • Encouraging more Asian people to participate in sport

The tools available as part of the programme include:


Sport and Cultural Diversity: Responding to the Sports and Leisure Needs of Immigrants and Ethnic minorities in Auckland

Sport and Cultural Diversity: Responding to the Sports and Leisure Needs of Immigrants and Ethnic minorities in Auckland – this report prepared for (the former) Auckland City Council. This is a study of three pilot programmes in Auckland city to support participation in sport by ethnic migrants and refugees.


International Resources

Centre for Multicultural Youth Australia – Report on Good Practice for Sports Inclusion

The Centre for Multicutural Youth Australia is a Victorian non-for-profit organisation supporting young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds to build better lives in Australia. Their website has plenty of practical information, relevant to ethnic migrant youth participating in sport. The Centre has also published a Report into Good Practice for Sports Inclusion Models for Young People from Culturally Diverse Communities.


Play by the Rules Australia

Play by the Rules Australia is a practical online toolkit, which provides a range of resources to help make sport inclusive. They have a range of resources and toolkits, including the Racism in Sport Toolkit which assists clubs in preventing racism.


What’s the score? A survey of cultural diversity and racism in Australian sport

What’s the score? A survey of cultural diversity and racism in Australian sport – this report covers 17 sporting codes and answers the question “What are our national sporting organisations, federal and state government departments, human rights and anti-discrimination agencies and non-government bodies doing to combat racism and prejudice in sport?”


Women Win – International Guide for Designing Sport Programmes for Women

The International Guide to Designing Sport Programmes for Girls seeks to answer the question: how do you design a quality sport programme that serves the needs of girls? The guide has been developed by international sport, development and women’s rights community based organisations, national and international federations and organisations and academic/research institutions.


Women Win Sport and Fitness Foundation – Muslim Women in Sport

The Women’s Sport and Fitness Foundation is the leading UK sport charity dedicated to improving and promoting opportunities for women and girls in sport at every level. They offer a range of tools and resources, including a great report called Muslim Women in Sport: What their Religion says about Sport Participation


Street Games UK

StreetGames is a charity that brings sport to the doorstep of young people in disadvantaged communities across the UK. Street Games also delivers the ground-breaking, Sport England-funded Us Girls programme that aims to get 30,000 young women more active through sport and physical activity. Both websites have a great range of tools and practical guidance.