New East Hamilton Sport and Recreation Hub

30 May 2014

This Active Communities project aims to increase participation and utilisation of East Hamilton’s community facilities. It is an exciting opportunity for residents of all ages to engage in sport, physical activity and recreation within their area.

The goal is to attract stronger participation from within the community. To achieve this, the project steering group has engaged with local providers to encourage a more collaborative approach in providing services to the community.

Encouraging participation in sport and recreation

A key element of the project is ensuring that sport and recreation opportunities are developed and East Hamilton residents are drawn to the hub to participate.

Sport Waikato Chief Executive Matthew Cooper added, "This is an exciting project that will align to the key philosophies of the soon to be released Waikato Sport Facility Plan, i.e. collaboration and cooperation." 

The East Hamilton Sport and Recreation Hub project supports parties such as clubs, Eastlink (Lugton Park Combined Sports), schools and the University of Waikato (UoW) to work collaboratively to promote the benefits of partnerships which result in growing participation. This includes sharing services, facilities, promotion, events, creative memberships and funding opportunities, ensuring sustainable pathways and opportunities are created.

The project is a partnership between Hamilton City Council, Sport Waikato and the University of Waikato and is also supported and primarily funded by Sport NZ.

Logo Competition

One of the initiatives being launched in May 2014 is a Logo Competition for the East Hamilton Hub. Promotion of the Hub, creating an identity and community engagement is key to the project’s success.

Find out more details and about the Logo Competition.

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