About Sport Wellington

Supporting a healthy, active region.

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Sport Wellington is the independent body for sport and recreation and is committed to everyone in the greater Wellington region having a life-long involvement in sport and active recreation. Sport Wellington is a Regional Sports Trust (RST) established in 1990 with charitable status under the Charities Act.

The RST operates within a wide geographical area, spanning the region between Otaki in the west across to Masterton in the east and Wellington City in the south. The region encompasses eight territorial authority areas (matching the Wellington Regional Council area) with a population of 487,700.

Sport Wellington is governed by a Board of Trustees and managed by a CEO and General Manager, with 43 (full and part-time) employees.

Sport Wellington’s main funding partners are Sport NZ, New Zealand Community Trust, Eastern and Central Community Trust, Ministry of Health, and Wellington Community Trust. We also partner with other like-minded organisations such as territorial authorities, trusts and corporate sponsors.

Our Vision - Everyone in the greater Wellington region has a life-long involvement in sport and active recreation.

Our Purpose - Lead the Wellington region’s sport and active recreation community to enable people to be more physically active.

Strategic Outcomes

  • A healthy, active region
  • A sustainable sport and active recreation system
  • Sport Wellington is an effective regional leader


Our Values

Service - We go for it! We get stuck in and get results while providing professional service and striving for excellence.

Passion - We are enthusiastic about what we do and strive to be the best that we can be.

Openness - We are innovators and leaders, we are open to new ideas and change, we respect individualism and diversity.

Respect - Straight up! We mean what we say and don’t beat around the bush, it’s what makes us ethical and keeps us honest.

Teamwork - We are one team, one dream.


Check out this flyer summarising our teams and the work that we do:

Who is Sport Wellington and what do we do?