Sport and Recreation Knowledge Library

Welcome to the Sport and Recreation Knowledge Library (the Knowledge Library). The Knowledge Library is for all those working or interested in sport and recreation in New Zealand – practitioners, researchers, students, policy makers and planners.

Purpose of the Knowledge Library

The Knowledge Library brings together in one repository New Zealand-based sport and recreation research projects – underway and completed. Read more…

New Research

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In Fact 6: New Zealand's Coaching Workforce

Sport NZ commissioned The New Zealand Coaching Workforce Literature Review (September 2014) to support the implementation of the New Zealand Community Sport Coaching Plan. The review sought to identify and understand the profile of coaches at all... Read more

The New Zealand Coaching Workforce Literature Review

Sport New Zealand (Sport NZ) commissioned this literature review to support the implementation of the New Zealand Community Sport Coaching Plan. The aim of the literature review is to help Sport NZ identify and understand the profile of coaches... Read more

Research Underway

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Commmunity Sport Good Practice Case studies

This series page contains a wide range of community sport and recreation good practice case studies that have been produced over the years as part of Sport New Zealand/SPARC Active Communities Investment (ACI) funding, and other initiatives. The... Read more

The Effect of Reduced Ankle Dorsiflexion and Ankle Bracing on Lower Extremity Mechanics in Elite Secondary School Netball Players

Restricted ankle dorsiflexion ROM is associated with common netball injuries such as knee ligament sprain, patellar tendinopathy and patellofemoral pain syndrome. This is thought to be due to compensatory kinematic and kinetic changes elsewhere in... Read more

Clearinghouse for Sport

JOIN THE CLEARINGHOUSE FOR SPORT

The Clearinghouse for Sport website connects sports people with complementary expertise and helps facilitate the exchange of information and knowledge across the sport sector. Membership is free.

The Clearinghouse for Sport complements the Sport and Recreation Knowledge Library by providing an Australasian and international doorway to sport and recreation knowledge.

Sport NZ online toolkit

Tell your sport and recreation story!

You know how valuable your organisation is. This self-help research toolkit can help you tell others…potential and current members, funders, planners and more. It can also help you reflect on what you do, and how to do it better Have a look.

Also find completed case study research on the value of sport and recreation on this website here.

 

Visual Knowledge

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Primary Sport Showreel Channel (Counties Manukau Sport/Find Your Field of Dreams Foundation): MOSA Netball

MOSA Netball: Over 450 girls from Mangere and Otahuhu Primary Schools played at the MOSA Netball Tournament 2014, a Primary Sport event delivered by...

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Featured

Sport and Recreation Case Study toolkit released

Sport NZ has produced a new Sport and Recreation Case Study toolkit. The toolkit  has been designed as an easy to use web-based resource to help sport and recreation organisations, facilities, and events understand and share the value of their... Read more

Governance in the New Zealand Outdoor Recreation Sector. In Fact. Sport NZ Knowledge Factsheet Series (1)

This In Fact factsheet is the first in a series that Sport New Zealand is producing to summarise key research we have funded. This factsheet summarises recent research on outdoor recreation governance in New Zealand. Little is known about... Read more

Te Ara: The Encyclopedia of New Zealand

Te Ara: The Encyclopedia of New Zealand is building a comprehensive guide to our peoples, natural environment, history, culture, economy and society.  This is an excellent free resource for all those interested in researching the history of sport... Read more