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Auckland sports sector forum calls for collective advocacy

Auckland sports sector forum calls for collective advocacy
November 8, 2017

The potential for reduced investment in sport and recreation under Auckland Council’s Long-term Plan has been highlighted as a key concern by Aktive - Auckland Sport & Recreation at their recent 2017 Auckland Sport Sector Forum.

Based on discussions at the Forum, Aktive Chief Executive Dr Sarah Sandley commented that the “Forum highlighted the serious need for strong advocacy by the sector, including club managers, coaches and committees, as well as ‘everyday Aucklanders’.

"It is critical for all of us to make our voices heard and get involved in protecting sport and recreation investment under the Long-term Plan.

"The Aktive Group, comprising Aktive, Harbour Sport, Sport Waitakere, Sport Auckland and Community Leisure Management (CLM), will be leading the charge on collective sector advocacy and we strongly encourage groups and individuals to have their say."

More than 100 people across sporting, health and community organisations attended the recent Forum, run by Aktive - Auckland Sport & Recreation (Aktive), in association with key strategic partners Sport New Zealand and Auckland Council.

The session covered sector input on the Long-term Plan, discussion around the Auckland Plan and a review of region-wide perspectives based on sector research. It also saw an update of The Auckland Approach to Community Sport and dialogue on sport code involvement in sector-wide facility planning projects.

Attendees were addressed by distinguished guests including Councillor Penny Hulse, Chair of the Auckland Council Environment and Community Committee; Ian Maxwell, Director Community Services, Auckland Council; and Peter Miskimmin, Chief Executive at Sport New Zealand.

Featuring the hashtag #AKLAgenda, Aktive tweeted messages communicated by speakers throughout the event.

These included comments from Miskimmin: “We need to change our way of thinking to be more demand driven, participant focused” and “Collaboration, working together and sharing knowledge is how we will do it” as well as "I want to acknowledge the collaboration across Auckland that is now present - it is the way forward" from Councillor Penny Hulse.

Dr Sandley added “this was a hugely beneficial event for all involved and we are encouraged by the attendance and exceptional engagement.

"Central themes were how to increase participation, with a focus on the collaborative Auckland Approach to Community Sport, and the crucial need for collective advocacy to protect investment in the sector.

"Many new connections were made and we look forward to building on this with further opportunities to bring the sector together."

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