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. Coastal Spirit Football Club
  12. Coastguard Waimakariri-Ashley Lifeboat
  13. Community Development Network Trust
  14. Cricket Field Restoration
  15. Crossroads Youth with a Future
  16. Cure Boating Club
  17. Denton Oval
  18. Duvauchelle School
  19. Emlwood  Normal School
  20. Ferrymead Sumner Mens Probus Club
  21. Gymnastics Centre
  22. Halswell Tennis Club
  23. Heathcote Valley School
  24. Jox Blue Blades Rowing Society Inc.
  25. Kaiapoi Aquatic Centre
  26. Kaiapoi BMX Club Inc.
  27. Lancaster Park Cricket Club
  28. Linwood Avenue School 
  29. Lyttelton Coastguard
  30. Lyttelton Tennis Club Inc.
  31. Mainland Football
  32. Mt Pleasant School 
  1. Netball in Canterbury
  2. New Brighton Surf Life Saving Club
  3. Nga Maata Waka Outrigger Canoe Club
  4. Nga Puna Wai Recreation Complex
  5. Nomads United A.F.C. Inc.
  6. North Avon Christchurch BMX Club
  7. North Beach Tennis Club
  8. North Canterbury Rugby League Club Inc.
  9. North Canterbury Sport and Recreation Trust
  10. Opawa Lawn tennis Club Inc.
  11. Otautahi Netball
  12. Owles Terrace Flat-water Sports Hub
  13. Parks and Reserves Restoration
  14. Pioneer Basketball Club Inc.
  15. Pools in Schools
  16. Rawhiti Community Sports Inc.
  17. Redcliffs Tennis Club
  18. Shirley Tennis Club Inc.
  19. South Brighton Surf Life Saving Club
  20. South New Brighton Tennis Club
  21. Sports Canterbury Playground Activity Turf
  22. Sports House
  23. Sport participation
  24. Squash Canterbury
  25. Spreydon Tennis Club
  26. St Albans Primary School
  27. Sumner Lifeboat Institute 
  28. Sumner Surf Life Saving Club Inc.
  29. Sumner Tennis and Squash Club
  30. Surf Life Saving CLubs
  31. Swimming in Canterbury
  32. Taylors Mistake Surf Life Saving Club
  33. Te Kohaka o Tuhaitara Trust
  34. Temporary Sports Stadium in Addington
  35. Tennis Court Restoration
  36. The Elmwood Club
  37. There's a Better Way
  38. University of Canterbury Junior Athletic Club
  39. Waimairi Surf Lifesaving Club
  40. West Spreydon School Pool Committee
  41. Wilding Park Tennis Centre
  42. Yachting

Netball in CanterburySelwyn Netball Centre opening

$436,500 for court repairs.

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. 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 funded repairs to six courts, which, due to land damage underneath were dug up, the land strengthened, then new asphalt laid. On top of this, a superior surface was laid thanks to $37,500 from Mainland Foundation to upgrade the courts.

New Brighton Surf Life Saving Club

$906,935 towards the rebuild of the club's facilities.  

Nga Maata Waka Outrigger Canoe Club

$5,500 to fund a shared storage are 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.

Nga Puna Wai Recreation Complex

$1,265,000 to the Christchurch City Council towards the rugby league field and a technology package. The technology package was funded by SKY.

Nomads United A.F.C. Inc. 

$5,00 to fund the extension of the club changing facilities that sustained extensive earthquake damage. Will provide a venue for national and international meets. 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 Beach Tennis Club 

$30,000 to repair tennis courts. Funding was contributed by the Southern Trust. 

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. 

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.

$55,000 to fund repairs to the tennis courts that were damaged in the Canterbury earthquakes. This funding was contributed by the NZ Community Trust and 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

$39,474 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 to help restore the city's playing fields and parks.

$2,622,570 was paid out, which included $1 million from the NZ Community Trust and $992,375 from the Southern Trust. 

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

Parks and Reserves restoration work update (16 December 2011)


Pioneer Basketball Club Inc.

$3,500 to purchase three mobile adjustable height basketball hoops. The funding was contributed by the Vodafone Foundation Canterbury Fund. 

"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.

Redcliffs Tennis Club

$50,000 to repair tennis courts.

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 Brighton Surf Life Saving Club

$814,054 towards the rebuild of the club's facilities. 

South New Brighton Tennis Club

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

Sports Canterbury Playground Activity Turf Sports Canterbury playground activity turf

$230,000 to Sport Canterbury to prive pre-printed portable activity turfs to able children of all ages and abilities to play and have fun and also provide schools with valuable resource for teaching games for understanding, which is key to helping children develop their fundamental movement skills and become more physically literate.

A significant amount of school outdoor play area in low decile schools in the Eastern suburbs were lost as a result of earthquakes, portable sports turfs assisted to replace this. 

Sports House

$287,500 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 

$60,000 to repair and upgrade three squash courts at the YMCA in central Christchurch.

Spreydon Tennis Club

$20,000 to repair tennis courts.

St Albans Primary School

$25,000 to assist with repairs to the school pool.

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.

$150,000 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. Some of this fund was contributed by the Vodafone Foundation Canterbury Fund. For a full list of the Vodafone Foundation funded projects click here. 

Sumner Tennis and Squash Club

$38,000 for tennis court repairs.

Surf Life Saving Clubs

Up to $95,000 for four Suef Life Saving VLubs (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. 

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.

Taylors Mistake Surf Life Saving Club

$345,000 towards the rebuild of the club's facilities.

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 was 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.

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

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Tennis Court Restoration

$229,091 to Tennis Canterbury 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 $110,600 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. 

The Elmwood ClubElmwood Club urban beach

$9,100 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 $230,000 was granted towards repair of the school’s large outdoor swimming pool. This project was funded by SKY Television.

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

$416,792 to the Canterbury Yachting Association 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.