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Sport Manawatu Regional Sports Conference

Sport Manawatu Regional Sports Conference

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  • Fri 16 May ’14, 9:00am – 7:00pm


Massey University Sport & Rugby Institute, Albany Drive, SH 57, Palmerston North Show map


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Standard: $20.00
  • Student: $10.00

Sport Manawatu will be hosting the Regional Sports Conference in Palmerston North on Friday May 16th! The Conference will be held at the Sport & Rugby Institute in Palmerston North and is set to be an informative day for sports administrators, coaches and teachers. Basically, if you involved in sport then this conference is for you!

A range of topics are being covered during the day by expert presenters including:

- Keynote speaker All Blacks forward coach Mike Cron, followed by a practical coaching session
- Inclusion in sport with Cherryl Thompson (Halberg Trust)
- Social media in sport with Ryan Willoughby (Sport Manawatu)
- Speed Dating: meet funders, sponsors and media and ask for advice
- Fundamental movement skills with Jason Fletcher from Central Squash
- Best practice examples from progressive Manawatu sports clubs
- Mental Skills in sport with Gary Hermansson
- National community sport picture with Geoff Barry (Sport NZ)
- Volunteer strategies in sport with Jacob Cameron (Sport Auckland)
- Strategies to address the drop off of young people in sport with Sarah Anderson (Sport NZ)
- Tools for assessing and improving club capability with Jill Gower (Sport NZ)
- Keeping talent in the region with Tamara Scott Valath, Andrea Eagleman and Grant Smith
- Difference between operations and governance with Farah Palmer (Massey University)
- How to be an effective board member with Jacob Cameron (Sport Auckland)

In addition to hearing from the expert presenters, you’ll get the chance to network with others from the local sports industry.

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