Youthtown Sport is a youth development programme delivered on a regular basis during, as well as after, school time across key communities in New Zealand.
This programme is to develop physical ‘literacy’, using sports and physical recreation to encourage physical and mental confidence, competence, participation and engagement and, above all, set the foundation for a life-long enjoyment of physical activity.
Our goal is for New Zealand kids to be top of the international charts for physical literacy and we have assessment systems in place to measure our progress. Meantime, teachers are already reporting benefits in regard to attitude, discipline and teamwork in the classroom.
The Youthtown Sport coaches are highly qualified and the programme is aligned with the Sport NZ Community Sport Strategy and Young Person's Plan. It is strongly supported by Regional Sports Trusts and Regional Sports Organisations across New Zealand. Delivery is child centred, age-appropriate, respects and supports the uniqueness and diversity of each child and is physically and emotionally safe as well as tonnes of FUN!