We want more kids participating in activity and sport and believe that every child should have the opportunity to explore and play. Many clubs, community groups and schools have a very limited amount of sports equipment and financial resource to maintain enough sports equipment to go around. It is our goal to ensure that no child is sitting down during break times because the supply of equipment was exhausted. We work with sponsors and partners to gift equipment to identified groups that need them the most.
The iSPORT Foundation have also teamed up with Silver Fern and Rebel Sport to give away thousands of balls to identified community groups and lower decile schools.
For some kiwi kids, their school break times are the only opportunity that they are exposed to, to be physically active each day. When there is enough sports equipment to go around we are able to get everyone active during breaks. Physical activity is often the catalyst to breaking down social boundaries and when there is enough equipment to go around we have the capacity to make an enormous change and remove these barriers.
Physical activity dramatically increases a child’s sense of well-being enhancing their natural capacity for self-motivated learning. It helps to build critical and creative thinkers, inspires curiosity, builds resilience and encourages academic learning to take place.
New Zealand has a strong heritage of sporting success, we understand the importance of sport for our NZ youth and the challenges that our new technological age brings. If we can get a ball in the hands of children while they are young, the effects can be life changing and spark a lifelong passion for sport and an active lifestyle.