Women in Sport Network

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Women in Sport Aotearoa works with many individuals, who share our vision to see women and girls valued, visible and influential in sport.

You can join us by liking and following our social media accounts (links, top right) or coming along to events like the Sport NZ Women + Girls Summit and the Captain’s Lunch.

Stay tuned as we continue to develop our programme of activity, as we will have many other exciting opportunities in future!

Women in Sport Network

Women in Sport Aotearoa was officially launched on 8 March 2017 and in late 2018, we were delighted to see Southland become the first region in New Zealand to form a local network under our banner. Women in Sport Murihiku was inspired into being after a presentation by co-founder and co-chair, Julie Paterson. It includes members from across the Southland community, including representatives from community funders, local government, business and the sports sector. 

You can read more about it in the Southland Times.


Photo: Southern Steel chief executive Lana Winders (far right) has been elected as Women in Sport Murihiku’s inaugural chairwoman.

Women in Sport Waitaha on Facebook.

Women in Sport Waitaha is a local network of leaders, movers and shakers, influencers, participants and supporters of Women & Girls within Sport & Recreation.
They have the vision of achieving equity within the sector for the females of Waitaha Canterbury.


Women in Sport Otago on Facebook.

Women in Sport Otago achieve equity of opportunity for women and girls in sport and active recreation.

Photo: Monique Wright, Courtney Duncan and Rowena Duncum

Women in Sport Aotearoa continues to seek interest from people and organisations interested in setting up local hubs. Please contact our Chief Executive.

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