Women in Sport Network

Join us! Women in Sport Network

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 Murihiku

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, businesses and the sports sector. 

You can read more about it in the Southland Times.  

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.
Their vision is to achieve equity for women and girls to be active in Waitaha. Click here to see more info. 

Women in Sport Otago on Facebook.

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

Allies of Gender Equality for Sport in Aotearoa

Allies of Gender Equality for Sport in Aotearoa is an opportunity to create an Ally programme and opportunity that provides education and opportunity for all to contribute, empower and support women in sport in Aotearoa.

Through this initiative, AOGES are looking at how they can support people to understand the privilege they have and then how they can use this to work together with females to change the dial on gender equity. The focus is on men advocating for gender equity in sport. Enhance the culture of inclusion by engaging with females and providing support in their daily lived experiences.

Allies of Gender Equality for Sport in Aotearoa is encouraging those who are passionate about supporting gender equity to join the Allyship programme by signing up at the website https://www.alliesforgesport.com/. It doesn’t cost anything to become an Ally and support gender equity in sport and it is hoped many will join to make meaningful and positive change in the future

NXT Gen Network

The NXT Gen Network is a collective of young professionals who are involved and/or interested in the play, active recreation and sport sector in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Their vision is for young women to be empowered to realise their full potential in the sector and for the NXT Gen voice to be heard and valued.

Aktive Auckland 

Aktive is committed to improving opportunities, value and visibility for women and girls, and supporting their potential through active recreation and sport.

Nuku Ora

Nuku Ora is a concept that represents activity, movement, life, and joy. It encompasses the outcomes that they want to achieve in our region and reflects our vision of “Hauora. Everyone active, healthy and happy.”

Sport Manawatu

Their vision is to get “everyone active everyday”. In order to accomplish this, Sport Manawatu’s mission is to lead their region to increase participation in sport and active recreation. Everything they do is about making it easier for people to play at sport, recreation in sport and compete in sport.

Sport Northland

Their vision, all Northlanders leading better lives through involvement in play, active recreation and sport.

Sport Gisborne Tairawhiti 

Sport Gisborne Tairawhiti mission is, Ka topa te manu ki te rangi – Expanding horizons for an active, healthy, connected Te Tairāwhiti.

Sport Hawkes Bay 

Sport Hawkes Bay strive to have their communities engaged and working together to create events and opportunities over a period of time. Females get to be a part of a group that puts the female at the centre, life skills are learnt through empowerment, decision-making, group work and confidence boosting situations.


Women in Sport Aotearoa continue to seek interest from people and organisations interested in setting up local hubs. Please contact our Community & Digital Delivery Manager.

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