34 Aktive Annual Report 2016/2017 STAKEHOLDER ALIGNMENT & SECTOR DEVELOPMENT Aktive continued its focus of regional leadership development through initiatives aimed at chairs of National and Regional Sport Organisations’ boards in Auckland. Two Chairs Roundtable sessions run in association with strategic partners Simpson Grierson and Sheffield, and with the support of Sport New Zealand, featured leading chairs and directors with sports experience. These were supported by bespoke Leadership in Sport courses, written by Sheffield, attended by 15 sports leaders. Legal issues for National Sport Organisations and Regional Sport Organisations were highlighted in a free legal clinic and seminar hosted and run by Simpson Grierson. The Auckland Approach to Community Sport Sector Development Regional Delivery Plan was created by a working group, involving Sport New Zealand, Auckland Council, National Sports Organisation and Regional Sport Organisation representatives, and Regional Sports Trust Partners. Implementation is now being directed by the Sector Development Action Group. The Aktive Sector Development team went from one to three positions, including one role part-funded by New Zealand Rugby, focused on club capability and facility development as part of its Wider Auckland Strategy, sitting in Aktive. That role is driving a capability improvement stream for rugby across Auckland. The Volunteer Action Plan project report was received in late 2016, and challenges us to devote specific resource to volunteering in sport, a project which will be continued in 2017/18. Regional Sports Trusts Partners continued to offer capability development at sub-regional level with direct one-on-one assistance and collective sessions on strategic planning, finance, sponsorship and volunteer management for Regional Sport Organisations and clubs. Back office alignment (shared services) The coordination of the shared services approach to administration across Aktive and the Regional Sports Trusts bore even more fruit, as expected, after the initial savings. The group has seen a reduction by almost a third in the ratio of the administration costs as a proportion of income since shared services was set up. A focus of efficiency and value for money sees the overall cost of Aktive’s administration run at just 6% of total income. Notably though, the value of the approach has been recognised by Regional and National Sport Organisations outside Aktive’s immediate sphere with 15 organisations now having utilised 51 different services within Aktive Shared Services and Procurement’s offering, enabling over $1 million to date of realisable savings to their operational costs – money able to be reinvested into sport at the grassroots. That success has been achieved through reduced duplication, improved economies of scale and increased buying power. Discussions are underway with a further 19 entities (including Regional and National Sport Organisations) to take advantage of Aktive Shared Service and Procurement in the 2017/18 financial year. Coaching & Talent Development The Aktive Coaching & Talent Development team, in conjunction with its Regional Sports Trusts delivery partners, has continued to build a systematic approach to coach and athlete development delivery as part of The Auckland Approach to Community Sport. By engaging with sporting organisations, coaches, teachers, parents and athletes, a new co-designed Strategic Coaching plan is now in place until 2020. The plan primarily focuses on the needs of young people and ensures capability build across all three coaching communities – Foundation, Development and Performance, to drive and sustain positive behaviour change within local participation communities. In addition, a key focus of the coaching plan is to deliver initiatives that target young girls aged 10-18 years old, Māori, Pacific Island and Indian ethnicities within local communities in order to greater drive participation through quality experiences. Over the past year we can report that through the six programmes embedded within The Auckland Approach to Community Sport, 460 development opportunities were provided for 3,800 coaches, and directly and indirectly more than 34,000 sport participants experienced a more positive sporting environment as a result. It was also pleasing to note that, in its annual review, Sport New Zealand has rated the coaching system within Auckland as world class for a third consecutive year.
Aktive Annual Report 2016/2017 35 2016/17 programme highlights include: Student Leadership Day Winner: New Zealand Recreation Association (NZRA) Outstanding Event of the Year 2016 The inaugural student leadership day delivered by Aktive in partnership with the iSPORT Foundation won the Outstanding Event of the Year category at the 2016 NZRA awards. Performance Coach Advance (PCA) PCA is a national Sport New Zealand programme aiming to advance the innovation, creativity and performance of outstanding coaches in the performance coaching community. Now into its fourth year, 77 coaches from 19 National Sport Organisations are currently on the two year programme. Several participating coaches are starting to take national or regional roles in a variety of sports: - Marcus Wheelhouse - Coach of Ryan Fox (Golf) - Kiri Wills - appointed Head Coach of the Northern Stars (Netball) - Bruce Hunter - currently with the High Performance Tri New Zealand team - Ian Bright - Rowing New Zealand U19 Coach and newly appointed Assistant Coach of the Auckland Rowing Regional Performance Centre - Josh Schmidt - Rowing New Zealand U21 Coach and newly appointed Assistant Coach of the Southern Rowing Regional Performance Centre. Coach Evolve Coach Evolve is a generic coach development programme delivered by Aktive and its Regional Sports Trusts delivery partners. The programme targets coaches working in the development community, with the aim of producing positive change in their coaching practices to enable quality experiences for participants. Through a consultation process with Regional Sports Organisations, 52 development coaches from 22 sports were identified as candidates for Coach Evolve. Over the past year, this group has benefited from four workshops and follow up forums where key coaching concepts were outlined and discussed. about the power of teamwork and the importance of moral and performance character. The third year of TLC has seen the addition of Glendowie College, taking the number of schools involved to nine, with a further 12 schools expressing an interest to join. Principals and senior leaders are recognising the opportunity that exists in genuine leadership and character development, and understanding that for many students sport is the ideal learning environment to teach these key qualities. Highlights include: • The TLC lead at Rutherford College being appointed as the Play.Sport Activator for the school • Onehunga High School has started to plan for a year 9/10 TLC Class that will teach leadership and character; the class is to be linked to the curriculum and will start in 2018 • Over 14,000 students have been impacted by TLC from nine schools. 11 TLC trainers have been developed, nine Principals, 175 sport coaches and 200 teachers and senior staff have been involved in the TLC programme. Pathway to Podium (P2P) P2P is a nationwide athlete development programme that grows capability in emerging athletes who are identified as potential future winners on the world stage. The goal of P2P is to accelerate the learning of these athletes to ensure they are better prepared for the demands of high performance sport. Auckland is the largest P2P hub in the country. Highlights include: • 96 athletes accessed 138 individual consults, 20 workshops and over 1,153 hours of strength and conditioning support • Since inception, 50 athletes have transitioned from the Auckland P2P programme into the High Performance Sport New Zealand’s carded athlete system • Partner Recognition Event to acknowledge the significant value partner support plays in the programme • In the Sport New Zealand end of year survey over 90% of athletes rated the value of the Auckland programme as high or extremely high. Talent, Leadership & Character (TLC) TLC is framework that uses sport to develop strong, resilient leaders of character who excel in sport, school and life. TLC supports teachers, coaches, students and whanau to learn