What is the most important thing in the world?
He tangata, he tangata, he tangata. It is the people, it is the people, it is the people.

Across our Canterbury West Coast region, we work closely with schools, sports and health professionals who share our vision:​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


​​​​​​​The Sport Canterbury team is committed to ‘paddling together in the same waka’.

Our understated confidence comes from a ‘we are one’ team philosophy.   We believe in each other and look out for each other.

Committed to Our People 

We exist for the people of our communities; those that need us, those that want to work with us.

Inclusiveness, adaptability and embracing diversity underpin our commitment to serving the people of our communities.

Driven by Excellence 

To fulfil our purpose and vision, we need to be the best we can be individually and collectively.

We are professional, we always do what we say we will do and we take pride in our personal and organisational performance.

Ahead of The Game 

Sport Canterbury and our people are leaders; anticipating, striving for innovation, breaking down barriers, being proactive.

Always learning and evolving, we are receptive, open minded and continually learning, applying and re-learning.

Motivated to Achieve Real Impact 

We go above and beyond to create life changing experiences.

To achieve this we are committed to providing quality experiences for the people in our communities.