Top Team Challenge

Sport Canterbury’s Top Team Challenge is a series of team-based activities that promotes cooperation, initiative, problem-solving and communication skills.


Over 30,000 Canterbury and West Coast students have taken on the Top Team Challenge since 2012, with 285 schools across the region staging the event on campus.

Photos - "Red and Black" Top Team Challenge

What is Sport Canterbury's Top Team Challenge?

Sport Canterbury's Top Team Challenge was originally inspired by the unique environment of post-quake Christchurch. It was designed to create a pathway to physical activity and sporting interests for students who may not have traditional sporting backgrounds – by taking a creative approach.

What are schools saying about the TopTeam Challenge?

"The nature of the activities means everyone can get involved,” said Grant Forman from Oaklands School. “The activities are not sport-specific or skill-specific and require using a bit of the old grey matter, which a number of the usual non-participants enjoyed.” 

How can a school book a Top Team Challenge?

Many schools across the region have already requested dates to host a Top Team Challenge in 2016. It is not unusual for schools to book a year in advance; word has spread and the demand for the Challenge continues to grow.

If your school is interested in hosting a Top Team Challenge, Sport Canterbury would love to hear from you. Please contact Sport Canterbury Events Coordinator Isaac Sutherland for more information, or to make a Top Team Challenge booking.

Thanks to Mainland Foundation, Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust, Kiwanis International, The Lion Foundation, The Canterbury Community Trust and Marriotts, who have helped make this possible for Canterbury schools.

Photos by Andy Brown - Crusaders take on the Top Team Challenge

Contact Us

If you would like more information on Sport Canterbury's Top Team Challenge, or to book a Top Team Challenge for your school, please contact Events Coordinator Isaac Sutherland.

Isaac Sutherland
03 375 4864

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