make a difference

Not many people know that SPORT WAITAKERE is a charity. Our purpose is to make a difference in the lives of people in our community through sport & recreation. We believe in the value of sport and that everyone deserves the opportunity to participate because sport has the ability to change lives and empower people from the playground to the podium.

We do this by providing low cost or no cost sport and recreation programmes, events, training and support for our community. Our aims are:
1. To increase the number of West Aucklanders taking part in sport & recreation.
2. Improve the capabilities of those providing sport & recreation, such as schools, clubs and community organisations.

We work in a complex environment, taking on a variety of roles. At any one time, we can have over 60 projects on the go across all aspects of sport and recreation.


Sport & Recreation is good for us. It keeps us fit and healthy and it improves learning in the classroom.
Sport teaches us important virtues like leadership, sacrifice, perseverance & self-belief. It gives us important life lessons too in goal-setting, competition and teamwork.
26% of Waitakere’s adult population volunteers, give 2.2 million hours each month in our region. it's that selfless community spirit and the desire to help others that makes our community strong.
Sport is about fun and friendship.
Sport and recreation isn’t just something we do. It is a part of who we are.


We are partly funded by SPORT NZ but it is not enough to fund all of our work. We rely on grants, donations and commercial partnerships to cover the short-fall. Please consider supporting SPORT WAITAKERE by making a donation today. No matter how large or small the amount, your contribution is appreciated.Donations of $5.00 or more are receipted (on request) and are eligible for a tax deduction.


You can easily make a donation in one of the following ways:

Internet Banking
You can make a deposit directly into our account:
SPORT WAITAKERE, ANZ 060153 0378119 00
Reference: Your Name Code: DONATION

By Post
You can post a cheque to:

SPORT WAITAKERE PO BOX 21 065, Henderson

In Person
You can drop into our office between 9am-3pm with a cheque or cash donation:

SPORT WAITAKERE, 96 Swanson Road, Swanson.

Thank you for your generosity and support!