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Tuesday, 12 Sep 2017
Waikato institute for Leisure & Sport Studies require a new 'sport' representative on the Board of Trustees. Click here for position description. more
Wednesday, 09 Aug 2017
Exciting times for the October programme, so don't miss out.  The Waikato Institute for Leisure & Sport Studies (WILSS) presents their Leadership Holiday Programme for 11 - 14yr olds - Live Large October 2017.  This will be a full-on week of activities and challenges.  Earlybird Special - register and pay before 28th September, for 5 days, $175.  Live Large is OSCAR approved for a fee subsidy. Click here to download a Flyer Click here to download an Enrolment... more
Wednesday, 09 Aug 2017
This series of workshops will be relevant to all those who are working in any type of voluntary organisation whether it be a sporting, cultural or social club. It will develop a better understanding of the responsibilities and roles of volunteers in voluntary and community organisations. Click here for workshop dates and times. more
Wednesday, 02 Aug 2017
Each year The Adastra Foundation invites talented young people who are dedicated and achieving in music, performing arts and sports to apply for our scholarship awards.  This is a great opportunity for students aged between 16 and 23 years, who are resident in the Waikato, to apply for funding.  For more details about our scholarships and the criteria please go to our website more
Wednesday, 12 Jul 2017
Check out this video from Waha Hourua - Out in the Open.   Please feel free to share this link and the resources. more
Friday, 30 Jun 2017
Registrations are now OPEN for: New Zealand Certificate in Coaching and Instructing (Level 5) New Zealand Certificate in Sport and Recreation (Community Development) (Level 5) Commencing in September, we are offering these 'night school style' courses especially designed to fit busy lifestyles so that your paid staff and/or volunteers, can continue to work, participate in sport and gain a New Zealand qualification at the same time. For more information contact Katie Horne (Sport... more
Friday, 10 Feb 2017
Nominations are now open for 2017. The aim of the Academy is to support/encourage future athletes who are aspiring to achieve sporting excellence to reach their potential, prepare for challenges and play a constructive part in our society. The Hamilton Academy will begin on 12th May – 30th June. Thames Academy will run on 25th June & 2nd July. For more information check our WAYA page (under Sport & Recreation), or email   more
Friday, 27 Jan 2017
Sue Conroy - congratulations on winning the 'Administrator of the Year' Award.  Sue is a graduate of Wilss, achieving the National Certificate in Sport Administration (Level 3) in 2012.  She is currently enrolled on one of our new sporting qualifications - New Zealand Certificate in Sport and Recreation (Community Development) (Level 5). Mike Maguire - Wilss Board of Trustee; also received an award, for twenty-eight years service with Sport Waikato. more
Friday, 27 May 2016
Wilss and KiwiSport have teamed up to provide opportunities for secondary school students as future leaders in the community. Click here to check out the latest newsletter about KiwSport volunteers making a positive difference in their communities. more

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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