SR iconSport and Recreation

The aim of this category was to maximise opportunities for Cantabrians to continue to participate in sport and recreation activities. The Trustees focussed on youth participation. The Trust worked with the Sport Leadership Group (comprising Sport Canterbury, Christchurch City Council and Sport NZ) to identify priorities in this sector. 

 

Projects funded

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  1. Albion Softball Club
  2. Aranui Eagles Rugby League Club
  3. Bowls Canterbury Inc.
  4. Canterbury Artificial Surfaces Trust
  5. Canterbury Community Sailing Trust
  6. Canterbury Paddling Club
  7. Canterbury Rowing Association
  8. Canterbury Secondary School Mountain Bike Club
  9. Cashmere Technical Football Club
  10. Christchurch Football Club
  11. Coastguard Waimakariri-Ashley Lifeboat
  12. Community Development Network Trust
  13. Cricket Field Restoration
  14. Crossroads Youth with a Future
  15. Cure Boating Club
  16. Ferrymead Sumner Mens Probus Club
  17. Football Facilities
  18. Gymnastics Centre
  19. Jox Blue Blades Rowing Society Inc.
  20. Kaiapoi Aquatic Centre
  21. Kaiapoi BMX Club Inc.
  22. Lancaster Park Cricket Club
  23. Lyttelton Coastguard
  24. Lyttelton Tennis Club Inc.
  25. Mainland Football
  1. Netball in Canterbury
  2. Nga Maata Waka Outrigger Canoe Club
  3. Nomads United A.F.C. Inc.
  4. North Avon Christchurch BMX Club
  5. North Canterbury Rugby League Club Inc.
  6. North Canterbury Sport and Recreation Trust
  7. Opawa Lawn tennis Club Inc.
  8. Otautahi Netball
  9. Owles Terrace Flat-water Sports Hub
  10. Parks and Reserves Restoration
  11. Pioneer Basketball Club Inc.
  12. Pools in Schools
  13. Rawhiti Community Sports Inc.
  14. School swimming pools
  15. Shirley Tennis Club Inc.
  16. South New Brighton Tennis Club
  17. Sports House
  18. Sport participation
  19. Squash Canterbury
  20. Sumner Lifeboat Institute
  21. Sumner Surf Life Saving Club Inc.
  22. Surf Life Saving Clubs
  23. Swimming in Canterbury
  24. Te Kohaka o Tuhaitara Trust
  25. Temporary Sports Stadium in Addington
  26. Tennis Court Restoration
  27. The Elmwood Club
  28. There's a Better Way
  29. University of Canterbury Junior Athletic Club
  30. Waimairi Surf Lifesaving Club
  31. West Spreydon School Pool Committee
  32. Wilding Park Tennis Centre
  33. Yachting

Netball in CanterburySelwyn Netball Centre opening

When the new netball season opens in April 2013 there will be 12 additional courts to safely play on in Christchurch and Lincoln, repaired to outdoor playing specifications with $436,500 of Christchurch Earthquake Appeal funds.

In Lincoln, nine of Selwyn Netball Centre’s 11 courts sustained earthquake damage that has been exacerbated by aftershocks and general use. $76,500 of this Appeal Trust grant went to repair six courts while Selwyn District Council used the opportunity to fix general wear and tear on three additional courts. The Lincoln Tennis Club also uses the courts for summer tennis, and its 31 teams are now able to resume on the repaired courts. The Selwyn Netball Centre courts were opened on the 17th of March 2013 by Selwyn District Mayor Kelvin Coe and MP Amy Adams (both pictured).

At Christchurch Netball Centre $360,000 of this Appeal Trust grant will fund repairs to six courts, which, due to land damage underneath will be dug up, the land strengthened, then new asphalt laid. On top of this, a superior surface will be laid thanks to $37,500 from Mainland Foundation to upgrade the courts.

Nga Maata Waka Outrigger Canoe Club

$5,500 to fund a shared storage area for club boats comprising a 40-foot container and including fit-out. This fund was contributed by the Vodafone Foundation Canterbury Fund. For a full list of the Vodafone Foundation funded projects click here. 

Nomads United A.F.C. Inc.

$5,000 to fund the extension of the club changing facilities (requirement has increased with the loss of QEII and another club joining up). This fund was contributed by the Vodafone Foundation Canterbury Fund. For a full list of the Vodafone Foundation funded projects click here.

North Avon Christchurch BMX Club

$456,000 to replace the track and surrounding facilities that sustained extensive earthquake damage. Will provide a venue for national and international meets.

North Canterbury Rugby League Club Inc.

$6,923 to fund purchase of training gear including tackle bags, hit shields and balls (fundraising efforts have focused on building repairs due to quake damage). This fund was contributed by the Vodafone Foundation Canterbury Fund. For a full list of the Vodafone Foundation funded projects click here.


North Canterbury Sport and Recreation Trust

$15,000 for transport costs for 1700 school children who can't use the Kaiapoi Pool which was closed in Feb 2011(earthquake damage) to enable them to complete their swimming programme at Dudley Park Aquatic Centre. This fund was contributed by the Vodafone Foundation Canterbury Fund. For a full list of the Vodafone Foundation funded projects click here.

Opawa Lawn Tennis Club Inc.

$25,000 to fund repairs to the tennis courts that were damaged in the Canterbury earthquakes. This fund was contributed by the Vodafone Foundation Canterbury Fund. For a full list of the Vodafone Foundation funded projects click here.

Otautahi Netball

$5,000 to fund netball uniforms following a fourfold increase in registration costs following the quakes. This fund was contributed by the Vodafone Foundation Canterbury Fund. For a full list of the Vodafone Foundation funded projects click here.

Owles Terrace Flat-water Sports Hub

$50,000 towards the installation of temporary containers for boat and other equipment storage and amenities for flat-water sports, as a result of the closure of the buildings at Owles Terrace, New Brighton.

Parks and Reserves Restoration

CCC Parks

The Trust’s first allocation of funds was $3.5 million to help restore the city's playing fields and parks.

Mark Weldon, the Prime Minister's representative on the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal, said: "It's really important that these sorts of things are fixed as soon as possible. This is about the basics of a good, daily Kiwi life. Sports, and places to play are a big part of that. This allocation will also provide jobs for Christchurch contractors who will be carrying out the work."

Repair work includes turfs, tracks and courts and the associated infrastructure vital to accessing and safely using these facilities, like fences, car parks, driveways and retaining walls. 

Parks and Reserves restoration work update (16 December 2011)


Pioneer Basketball Club Inc.

$3,500 to purchase three mobile adjustable-height basketball hoops and fitted safety pads. This sport was hard hit in the earthquakes. This fund was contributed by the Vodafone Foundation Canterbury Fund. For a full list of the Vodafone Foundation funded projects click here.

"Pools in SchoolsPools in schools"

The Trust has provided $120,000 toward the purchase of two portable pools as part of Sport Canterbury’s Pools in Schools initiative.
Pools in Schools will address the serious shortage of learn to swim space in Canterbury. The programme will ensure that affected primary school students continue to learn essential swim and survive skills. It is expected that over 500 children will use the swimming pools each week. 
Pools in Schools kicked off in Kaiapoi and Queenspark at the start of Term Four, 2011.

A further $40,000 grant was announced by the Appeal Trust in September 2012 to fund 50% of the operating costs of the temporary ‘Pools in Schools’ for the next two seasons (donated by the UK Appeal Trust).

Rawhiti Community Sports Inc. (RCSI)

$20,000 to fund a coordinator to lead restoration of sporting activities in the area. This fund was contributed by the Vodafone Foundation Canterbury Fund. For a full list of the Vodafone Foundation funded projects click here.

School swimming pools

Up to $150,000 towards repairing school swimming pools for term one 2014 at Linwood Avenue, Elmwood Normal, and St Albans Primary Schools. This will help to repair earthquake damage and reinstate important community facilities, and complements funding from schools themselves and central government through the Ministry of Education.

Shirley Tennis Club Inc. Shirley Tennis

$26,000 to fund a land check survey on the courts, then pending a positive outcome to this survey, fund repairs to the tennis courts. This fund was contributed by the Vodafone Foundation Canterbury Fund. For a full list of the Vodafone Foundation funded projects click here.

South New Brighton Tennis club

$10,000 to fund repairs to the tennis courts which were damaged in the quakes. This fund was contributed by the Vodafone Foundation Canterbury Fund. For a full list of the Vodafone Foundation funded projects click here.

Sports House

$250,000 towards fit-out costs of an administration hub at the Metro Sports Facility to provide a home for a minimum of 10 regional sporting organisations displaced by the earthquakes.

Sport participation

Up to $222,000 for sport events and programmes across Christchurch, Selwyn and Waimakariri managed by Sport Canterbury, and will provide 30,000 people with the chance to participate in sports activities in their communities over the next two years.

Squash Canterbury

Up to $60,000 to repair and upgrade three squash courts at the YMCA in central Christchurch to ensure there is an adequate number of courts across Christchurch following the closure of earthquake damaged and other courts.

Sumner Lifeboat Institute

Coastguard’s Sumner Lifeboat Institution will receive $50,000 of Appeal funds to extend its slipway so it can launch its primary water rescue vessel at low tide, after the earthquakes changed the topography of the coastline.

This was announced in December 2012 as part of a $364,000 grant to marine search and rescue facilities damaged in the earthquakes that serve most of Canterbury’s coastline from Kaikoura to Timaru and along the Waimakariri River.


Sumner Surf Life Saving Club Inc.

$50,000 towards the rebuilding costs of the Sumner Surf Life Saving Clubhouse, damaged beyond repair in the earthquakes, and that exists to provide surf lifeguarding and surf sport opportunities on Sumner Beach. This fund was contributed by the Vodafone Foundation Canterbury Fund. For a full list of the Vodafone Foundation funded projects click here. 

Surf Life Saving Clubs

Up to $95,000 for four Surf Life Saving Clubs (Taylors Mistake, South Brighton, Waikuku and New Brighton). For temporary repairs, and storage of surf life saving equipment and boats, to enable surf patrol services for this summer and the short-medium term.

A further $850,000 was granted towards the rebuild and repair of four surf life saving clubs so that surf life saving patrol services can continue. The Surf Life Saving clubs that will receive funding are Taylors Mistake ($300,000); South Brighton ($150,000); New Brighton ($300,000); and Sumner ($100,000).

Jellie Park.JPGSwimming in Canterbury

$150,000 to upgrade the 25m pool and associated facilities at Jellie Park by installing electronic timing, adjusting the starting blocks and increasing the seating area for competitive swimming and school swimming sports.


Te Kohaka o Tuhaitara Trust

$38,381 for the surfacing of the Pegasus Walkway and mountain bike trail between Kairaki Beach and Woodend Beach which was heavily affected during the September 2010 earthquake. This fund was contributed by the Vodafone Foundation Canterbury Fund. For a full list of the Vodafone Foundation funded projects click here.

Temporary Sports Stadium in Addington

$5 million has been granted towards the costs of building the temporary sports stadium in Addington. The 17,000 seat stadium opened in early 2012 in time for the Super Rugby season and the Crusaders' first home game. To date, more than 218,000 spectators have watched an event (rugby, league, football, concert, entertainment) at the Stadium.

This interim solution will have a major impact on the revitalisation of Canterbury, allowing major games to return to the city which was not able to host Rugby World Cup games in 2011 due to earthquake damage. It will provide the people of Canterbury with a venue capable of hosting large international concerts and sporting fixtures for the first time since the devastating earthquakes and is expected to operate for five years.

As well as major events, the stadium is available for wider community use such as lower grade sports competitions and community festivals.

The project is being underwritten by the Government, and additional funding support is being provided by the Christchurch City Council and the New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRU).

AMI Stadium 1 year anniversary.png

Tennis Court Restoration

Up to $410,600 to repair tennis courts across greater Christchurch. This funding is now available to help repair outdoor suburban tennis courts at Tennis Canterbury affiliated clubs for use this summer. This funding also provides for interim repairs at the Wilding Park indoor tennis facility so it can be used until permanent repairs are made or a replacement facility is built. This grant includes $100,000 donated by the UK Appeal Trust*, $100,000 donated by BNP Paribas and $100,000 donated by NZCT [New Zealand Community Trust].

An additional $30,000 for the North Beach Tennis Club will also help repair the earthquake damaged courts.

The Elmwood ClubElmwood Club urban beach

$10,000 to fund repairs to the bowling green. Due to the extent of liquefaction, this grant was re-allocated to turn the bowling green into an 'urban beach' for the community, with 26,000 people playing beach volleyball, handball, touch and football last summer. This fund was contributed by the Vodafone Foundation Canterbury Fund. For a full list of the Vodafone Foundation funded projects click here. 


There's a Better Way

$10,000 to expand the There's a Better Way basketball concept across Christchurch.  Basketball as a sport was hard hit in the earthquakes. This fund was contributed by the Vodafone Foundation Canterbury Fund. For a full list of the Vodafone Foundation funded projects click here.

University of Canterbury Junior Athletic Club

$15,000 to fund new track and field facilities (original facilities were lost in the quakes). This fund was contributed by the Vodafone Foundation Canterbury Fund. For a full list of the Vodafone Foundation funded projects click here.

Waimairi Surf Lifesaving Club (WSLSC)

$5,500 to fund surf lifesaving gear (with a 60% loss of swim lands in Christchurch, it is anticipated more people will utilise the beaches this summer). This fund was contributed by the Vodafone Foundation Canterbury Fund. For a full list of the Vodafone Foundation funded projects click here.

West Spreydon School Pool Committee

$25,000 to fund a land check survey on the swimming pool grounds, then pending a positive outcome to this survey, fund repairs to the children’s pool including fencing. This fund was contributed by the Vodafone Foundation Canterbury Fund. For a full list of the Vodafone Foundation funded projects click here.

A further $200,000 was granted towards repair of the school’s large outdoor swimming pool. SKY Television is kindly funding this project.

Wilding Park Tennis Centre

$1.403 million has been allocated to go towards the repair/replacement of Wilding Park's Tennis Centre. This grant includes $1,000,000 of donor-directed funding from Infratil Ltd. 

Yachting

$400,000 to repair and replace access ramps to the water at Pleasant Point, Christchurch, Naval Point, Charteris Bay, Stewarts Gully and Waimakariri boating and yacht clubs. The ramps, for use by club members and the general public, will help relieve congestion on remaining ramps along the coastline and increase safety at existing sites.