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The Waikato Institute for Leisure and Sport Studies Trust Board (WILSS), now trading as Waikato Institute for Leadership & Sport Studies, was established in 1989 through the vision of John Parker, Lyn Gunson and Wilf Malcom. 

We have a mission to “Build and empower our communities through quality education in leadership and volunteering” within schools, sports clubs, community groups, volunteer organisations and workplaces.  Our work predominantly focuses on the development of effective leaders and volunteers who are contributing to their communities through their paid or volunteer roles.  In 2019, WILSS delivered programmes to over 8,500 participants.

We are an accredited New Zealand Qualifications Authority provider and accordingly our strategic plan, policies, procedures, business plan and reporting criteria are well established.  WILSS is also a registered Charitable Trust.   

Wanted..... people with passion and knowledge

Are you a great coach or sport administrator and interested in sharing your knowledge with others still learning the trade?

WILSS is looking for energetic, motivating 'teachers of the trade'. If you have a teaching or facilitation background, even better!

We deliver part-time NZQA modules to Waikato coaches and administrators - we are looking to extend our great team of programme facilitators and are interested in hearing from you.

We are also looking for teachers who would be able to work during the week days on our school's programme. We are seeking teachers with NZ teaching qualifications who have an understanding of leadership, volunteering and are keen to make a difference with young people.

For further details, please contact

Jack Clayton
General Manager
0274 757 515


Excellent leaders and role models are vital in all walks of life...

I have been delighted with the way the WILSS leadership programmes connected with our students. The sessions are interactive, balanced and well paced. They provide real opportunities for..."

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