Auckland-Northland – Reminders and Opportunities

Anna RobertsonAuckland-Northland, e-News, Regional

National Conference and AGM

Please make sure you have registered someone from your club or an alternative delegate from another club for the GymSports NZ AGM next week in Wellington.  Find more information including conference agenda.


When you post pictures of your Waitoa Free Range Chicken Stars of the Week, please use the hashtag #waitoagymstars or mention @gymsportsnz so that we can see the pictures as well. If you have not yet posted or sent in any photos of the Star of the Week certificates being handed out, please can you do so – we need to be able to show our wonderful sponsors that these certificates are being used throughout the country.

Exult Courses

Growing Great Volunteer Teams

Do you wish you had more people helping out, more often? Do you attract a steady stream of volunteers but find they never stick around for long?

Learn what drives people to volunteer and discover simple strategies for ensuring your volunteers get what they need to stay involved. What makes a good volunteer experience, great?

  • Tauranga: Tuesday 2nd May, 9.30am – 4pm
  • Auckland: Tuesday 9th May, 9.30am – 4pm
  • $120 per person.

Go to the Exult website or email Rosie to register.

“Excellent ideas that can be used in every volunteer group. Sensible, practical practices to put in place. Kerri is a dynamic and inspiring presenter.” Liz Shea, Mid and South Canterbury Community Trust.

Secret of Sponsorship

Would you like to secure business sponsorship, but are unsure where to start? Do you wonder why other organisations can attract big sponsors when you can’t?

This one day workshop is for schools, sports clubs, event organisers and non-profit organisations and explores the idea of developing business sponsorship for your organisation. You will walk through the whole sponsorship process from whoah to go, and get loads of templates and examples for every step of the way. Be prepared to re-think how you do sponsorship in your organisation.

  • Hamilton: Wednesday 17th May, 9.30am – 4pm
  • Tauranga: Tuesday 20th June, 9.30am – 4pm
  • $120 per person.

Go to the Exult website or email Rosie to register.

“Sponsorship is working a treat. Your strategies are so good that for the last two events I have had businesses offer to be the main sponsors before I have had to ask.” Judith Challis, Pohlen Foundation.

Busting the Busy Trap

Are you in a role where you’re constantly juggling priorities? Do you have a workable schedule until you have to manage interruptions and put out other people’s fires?

This one day workshop will help you put everything in order so that you have more time, more energy and more control over how you use both. Look at delegation, prioritising tasks, procrastination and more.

  • South Auckland: Wednesday 26th July, 9.30am – 4pm
  • $120 per person.

Go to the Exult website or email Rosie to register.

“Keep them coming. This is probably the best workshop I have ever attended.” Bernie Blackgrove, Centrecare Counselling Waimate.

Growing Great Ideas
Are you an ideas person who is always looking for ways you can do things better, brighter and smarter in your organisation? Would you like to learn specific strategies for exploring ideas and getting more people involved and engaged in the idea process?

The non-profit sector faces ongoing challenges and organisations need people who are prepared to think outside the box and explore new possibilities. This one-day workshop helps you hone your skills in creativity and innovation and provides practical tools for encouraging your colleagues to get involved.

  • Auckland: Thursday 8th June, 9.30am – 4pm
  • Hamilton: Thursday 6th July, 9.30am – 4pm
  • $120 per person.

Go to the Exult website or email Rosie to register.

“Stretched my thinking about how to challenge my team to provide ideas and be involved in implementation. Really useful strategies and a great facilitator.”
Diane Bruin, Tauranga Budget Advisory Service.

Lotto Sport Maker – Say Thanks!

Tell them about an awesome sports volunteer and they’re in to win $2,000 worth of Lotto Volunteers sports gear for their club and the ultimate team experience.

“Volunteers are the lifeblood of sport and literally make sport happen in our communities, with over 750,000 wonderful people giving 50 million hours of their time annually to keep our world class sport system humming.” Peter Miskimmin – Chief Executive, Sport NZ.

If you know someone who gives their time and energy to make sport happen, you can show your appreciation for their wonderful contribution by nominating them on the Lotto Sport Maker website.

Sport Harbour – “Nominate Your Hero” for “Volunteer of the Month”

Volunteering is one of Harbour Sport’s 5 key strategic pillars with the stated outcome of More Harbour people volunteering in sport. Courtesy of Lotto NZ, their Volunteer of the Month Programme for 2017 celebrates and rewards volunteers in our community.

There are nearly a million volunteers in New Zealand who give up their time for sport. It is only right that they are rewarded for the awesome work they do.
Sports volunteers or ‘Sport Makers’ come in all shapes and sizes – whether it’s blowing a whistle, coaching, balancing the books or helping cook the sausages for the fundraising BBQ – they are all important in helping make sport happen.

If you think you know someone who would deserve $90 for their efforts then just let Sport Harbour know! It will only take 5-10 minutes of your time, and they read every entry! Nominate someone now.

Sport Auckland 2017 Workshop Calendar

Check out Sport Auckland’s workshop calendar for 2017.