SportFit is the brand name for the SPARC (Sport and Recreation New Zealand) programme which encourages 13-18 year olds to be physically active throughout there lives. The SportFit programme assists secondary schools to fund a Sport and Recreation Co ordinator to provide a wide variety of sport and recreation opportunities for young people to be involved in.
Sport Waitakere supports the SportFit programme and secondary school sport personnel through facilitating training opportunities for Sports Co ordinators, Coaches, Officials, Volunteers and Students which aim to enhance the quality of the schools sports programme.
If you work with secondary school students, you can learn about the range of Sportfit programmes.
•Sport Education - helps students become both skilled participants and 'good sports'
•Growing Leaders - develops leadership skills through sport
•Sportfit SportsMark - ensures schools deliver quality sports services
•Sport Ambassador Programme - inspires students through visits by sporting role models
•SPARC Future Champions - recognises our most promising young athletes.
Some of our key local partners in the area of secondary schools are:
•Unitec School of Sport
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3.Best Practice Review
Contact: Gabrielle Gofton, Active Schools Facilitator
DDI: 09 966 3113; mobile: 021 680970; email: email@example.com
1. SPARC's Sport Ambassador Programme
SPARC's Sport Ambassador Programme aims to help improve the sporting performance of young people and to help them achieve their goals in the sporting arena by offering a 3-4 hour session with students. These sessions are interactive and cover motivation, time management, dreams, fair play and goal setting.
SPARC’s Sport Ambassadors have all achieved to a high level in the international sporting arena, and are well known to most New Zealanders who are happy to give their time to help our young people achieve their sporting goals.
Current Sport Ambassadors include:
■Barbara Kendall (boardsailing)
■Samantha Warriner (triathlete)
■Cory Hutchings (surf lifesaving)
■Bevan Martin (softball)
■Steve Gurney (multisport)
■Cindy Mosey (kitesurfing)
■Fiona Southorn (cyclist - Paralympian)
■Nathan Fa’avae (adventure racing)
■Danyon Loader (swimming)
For more information you can visit SPARC's website or contact Gabrielle Gofton on firstname.lastname@example.org or 966 3113
SportsMark is a best practice self-review tool provided for secondary schools which enables them to critically look at what is done within the sport and physical activity programme, how well it is managed and resourced, why activities are offered and who for, and what policies and planning systems ensure the programme can be delivered and maintained.
SportsMark is a nationally recognised award.
Click here to view the SportsMark Self Review Template
3. Best Practice Review
Sport and Recreation New Zealand (SPARC) undertook a comprehensive review (July 2005) referred to as the Best Practice Review of Sport and Physical Activity Interventions for Young People Aged 13-18 Years.
The attachment below is the recommendations from this Best Practice Review (2006).
Best Practice Review (13-18 Years) - Volume 1