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About us


Chair and CEO


Our year in review


Young people


Community sport


Health and wellness




Our team





P O Box 26599, Epsom, Auckland 1344



(09) 623 7900

Registered Charity Number CC23631


Andrew Williams (Chair)

Di Lasenby (Treasurer)

Brendon O’Connor

Gaye Bryham

Mark Rice

Kelly Williams

Boaz Moala

Junior Fiu

about us

Sport Auckland is a Regional Sports Trust that was established in 1992. We are a Registered Charity, CC23631. We are governed

by a Volunteer Board.

As a charitable trust our purpose is to inspire our communities to live healthy active lives. To achieve our purpose we support

and deliver play, sport, active recreation, health and wellness initiatives directly into the community, for the community. With

finite resources we prioritise our work focusing on areas of high deprivation; areas where there are large pockets of inactive

communities; areas where there are large pockets of inequity; and areas of need. We specifically service local communities within

Central, East and South East Auckland.

We are guided in our work using the Locally Led, Insights, Physical Literacy and Te Whare Tapa Wha frameworks. Our stakeholders

have told us they want more opportunities to be physically active and to be able to live healthy lives. They also would like our

support, advice, education, funding guidance, and leadership opportunities that will enable them to grow, develop, respond and

become sustainable. They would like us to advocate and influence on their behalf, for their needs.

To deliver on our purpose for the benefit of our communities and to create a large substantive social impact, you will find us

working with and through regional and local partners.

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2020 – 2024


To inspire our communities to live healthy active lifestyles

Hei whakaawe i o tātou hapori kia whai i te ara o te hauora me te whakapakari tinana


E whakamana ana mātou i ētahi atu


Through listening to the needs of our whānau and

community we are better informed to offer support

to enable healthy active lifestyles.

Kua honoa mātou


Success is created when we listen, share

knowledge and learn from our community

members and each other.


There is increased

participation in quality

active recreation, play and

sport within our targeted

communities of activity.


Green Prescription (GRx)

and Active Families

participants continue

to live healthy active

lifestyles beyond



Sport and physical

activity is being

delivered in our

community for

social good.

E ngākaunui ana mātou


We are humbled and energised to support our whānau

and community to live healthy active lifestyles.

Ahakoa ko wai, he whānau kōtahi tātou


When we understand and embrace diverse and cultural

differences we are better positioned to serve the needs

of our whānau and communities.

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message from our ceo and chair

He pāanui nō te Heamana me te Kaiwahaere Matua

It is with much pleasure that we present Sport Auckland’s 29th Annual Report. This time last year Auckland was amid its second

lockdown due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. Since the inaugural lockdown in March 2020, Aucklanders have experienced a

total of five lockdowns. There has been a constant disruption to play, sport and active recreation throughout the city. There has been

constant disruption to the supply of our health and wellness initiatives to the community. We have been living with widespread

uncertainty around what the future holds – and real turmoil has spread throughout many Aucklanders’ lives such as never been

experienced before. The highly contagious and easily transmissible Delta variant has arrived on our shores. Undoubtedly we are

in challenging and stressful times but again the resilience and positivity of Aucklanders has come to the fore.

Elizabeth Edwards, an American Attorney and resilience expert, when speaking about resilience was quoted saying:

“She stood in the storm and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted her sails”.

And that is exactly what we have all done this year. While bouncing in and out of lockdowns, Sport Auckland has remained agile

delivering our services in a hybrid model (face-to-face, on digital platforms, over the phone) and supported each other as best we

could. We adjusted our “sails” accordingly.

We watched in admiration as many sports codes, schools and community organisations have done likewise. The hours spent by

many administrators and volunteers trying to make things happen, having to cancel competitions, tournaments and events, plan,

re-plan and then abandon plans and yet still support each other and look after each other’s welfare and wellbeing has truly been

awe inspiring. Some amazing positive work has been delivered right across Auckland to ensure our communities have still been

able to participate in physical activity and wellbeing initiatives whenever and wherever possible.

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning how to dance in the rain” – Vivian Greene

Staying agile and resilient is now becoming a work of art – the dancing in the rain. To remain ahead of the game and relevant in

today’s modern world our Board and Executive team checked in once again on our vision as a Charitable Trust. We remain strongly

committed, more than ever, to our purpose of “Inspiring our communities to live healthy active lives”. We thank our highly engaged

and committed staff who remain connected to our purpose and connected to their work in the community. Many successes and

encouraging results of what they have achieved for our communities are recorded throughout this Annual Report. And alongside

them we also sincerely thank our volunteer Board for their time and expert stewardship throughout this challenging year.

As a Charitable Trust, we acknowledge that we have finite resources (human and financial), so we continue to take a targeted

approach to our work, unashamedly pointing our noses to help those in need. We have been asked to focus on addressing

inequities that exist in our communities that prevent people from being able to live healthy active lives. We have been asked to

help interrupt the negative effects of inactive communities and to expedite transformational change to active communities. We

choose to address these issues through the delivery of our play, sport, active recreation and wellness initiatives specifically to

those in need.

We are fortunate that our 2020-2024 Strategic Plan aligns with that of our key funders. To that end we sincerely thank our major

funders this year being Aktive, Auckland Council, Howick Local Board, Waitematā Local Board, Foundation North, NZCT, Lion

Foundation, ADHB and CMDHB. We are indebted to you all for the trust and confidence you have in us to deliver initiatives, on

your behalf, to our communities in need.

A special mention to our Joint Venture partners, South Seas Healthcare and Papakura Marae, who have partnered with us in

delivering our Green Prescription programme, on behalf of CMDHB to our South Auckland participants. Both organisations are

already heavily ensconced in the South Auckland response to COVID-19 and play an enormous role here for their communities

and yet still they have stepped up to partner with us in delivering the Green Prescription programme. Our sincere thanks to Tony

Kake (CEO Papakura Marae) and Silao Vaisola-Sefo (CEO South Seas Healthcare) and their respective teams for their continued

support and work.


We also would like to acknowledge the strong working relationships we have with the Orākei, Waiheke Island, Maungakiekie-

Tāmaki, Puketāpapa, Howick, Waitematā and Albert Eden Local Boards; and the Tamaki, Roskill and Inner-City Primary School

cluster groups.

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Sport Auckland remains a committed partner to the collective

we are in with Aktive, Harbour Sport, Sport Waitakere and

CLM Community Sport. Aktive plays a significant role for

our Trust as they continue to be one of our key funders as

well as a cornerstone partner under the Auckland Approach

to Community Sport. Our Board has a very strong, healthy

working relationship with the Aktive Board and we thank

their Chair, Graham Child, for his continued trust and support

of us.

Earlier this year we bid farewell to Aktive’s inaugural CEO,

Dr Sarah Sandley, and we take this opportunity to sincerely

acknowledge and thank Sarah for the significant contribution

she made for our sector in Auckland since Aktive’s inception

in 2013. Jennah Wootten has been appointed to succeed

Sarah as Aktive’s new CEO and we look forward to working

closely with Jennah over the coming years.

We would like to acknowledge the support we have

received throughout the year from Sarah Dunning. Sarah

is Aktive’s Sport New Zealand Relationship Manager but

always gives her time to our whole collective Group. Sarah’s

strategic thinking, intel and sage advice has been very much

appreciated by us all here in Auckland.

This year, on behalf of Sport New Zealand and Aktive, we

were entrusted to be one of the distributors of the new Tū

Manawa Active Aotearoa Fund. It was really pleasing to see

that we deployed all our allocated $997,969 this year into

our community for the benefit of our tamariki and rangatahi.

It was also pleasing to see the variety of organisations

who stepped up and delivered the play, sport and active

recreation initiatives within our communities. We

look forward to continuing these partnerships and

oversight of the fund in the Central and South

East regions of Auckland again during the 2021-

2022 financial year.

Our sincere thanks are also extended to our IT

support company Softsource Ltd, our website

provider Sporty and West City Auto Group.

Soft Source helped us enormously this year

to upgrade our information technology and

move our business to Microsoft 365. Likewise,

Sporty have been a fantastic supporter and

web provider of ours for many years now

and 2021 saw them look after the build and

hosting of our first ever Customer Relationship

Management (CRM) system. It has been a breath

of fresh air. West City Auto Group have been our

motor vehicle supplier for several years now and

continue to look after our fleet requirements while

providing us with an excellent on-going service. We thank

all three organisations for what they do for us to keep our

charitable work on-going. Nothing is ever a problem when

dealing with these three valued partners.

And so ends another extraordinary financial year in Sport

Auckland’s history. Throughout the remainder of this Annual

Report, you will see exactly what we have achieved. The team

has done some amazing work in the spaces of Health and

Wellness, Sector Support, KoriKori (Young People), Healthy

Active Learning, Youth Sports, ActivAsian and Pasifika

work. We have worked with sports organisations, churches,

schools, community organisations, community health

partners and Local Boards. We look back and reflect on this

work, in partnership and collaboration with our stakeholders

and communities, with a great sense of pride. And we look

forward to continuing our servant leadership role on behalf

of our communities. Through our collaboration, partnering

and alignment with all our funders and stakeholders we have

helped over 28,000 Aucklanders this year and eagerly look

forward to working with everyone again to ensure there is

equal opportunity for all, to live healthy active lives.

Kia Kaha, Arohanui

Andrew Williams, Chair

Mike Elliott, CEO

our trustees work

During this financial year two Trustees, Chad Paraone and Mace Ward,

tendered their resignations due to their increasing work commitments. At

the time of their resignations (21 October 2020); our Chair thanked both

for their service and dedication to their Trustee roles on behalf of Sport

Auckland and wished them both well for the future.

Three new Trustees joined the Board on 24 February 2021, being Kelly

Williams, Boaz Moala and Junior Fiu. Junior Fiu was granted a dispensation

for the meetings held in March, May and June due to a change in his work

conditions and Mark Rice was granted dispensation for 3 meetings.

The Board met 8 times during the year and the AGM was conducted on 24

February 2021.




Andrew Williams - Chair 8

Dianne Lasenby - Treasurer 6

Gaye Bryham 7

Brendon O’Connor 7

Mark Rice (Dispensation for 3 meetings) 5

Chad Paraone (Resigned 21 October 2020) 3

Mace Ward (Resigned 21 October 2020) 4

Kelly Williams (Appointed 24 February 2021) 4

Boaz Moala (Appointed 24 February 2021) 3

Junior Fiu (Dispensation for 3 meetings) 1

As part of their Governance role during this financial year the Board:

• Set their annual workplan;

• Approved the 2020-2021 annual budget;

• Received and actioned the Management Letter from Auditors;

• Held responsibility for the 2020-2024 Strategic Plan;

• Managed and anticipated business risk;

• Connected risk to strategy;

• Managed the Health and Safety risks and overall Health and

Wellbeing of staff;

• Held oversight of the Business Continuity Plan (BCP) during


• Conducted the AGM on 24 February 2021;

• Continued with the Good Governance Mark accreditation


• Appointed 3 new Trustees to the Board;

• Approved the deployment of $997,969 of Tū Manawa Active

Aotearoa Funding into the community;

• Approved the capital expenditure on the Information Technology

upgrade and new CRM system;

• Approved the investment of $40,000 from Reserves back into

two community projects as part of the Working Together Fund;

• Approved the Work From Home policy and updated Motor Vehicle


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our year in review


kids engaged with

our active families



opportunities for

our tamariki


community spaces

activated for

increased use


School Sport New

Zealand Innovation

in Sport Award



invested in tu

manawa active

aotearoa projects


multi sport

projects in



inactive adults

engaged with

green prescription


followers on

social media


aktive with the

COVID-19 response

for our community


schools engaged

through our

hal initiative


invested in

working together



new community

groups engaged

with us


people engaged


with our maori and

pasifika programme





kids had water

skills for life

sessions (WSFL)

year 2

of GRx joint

venture in

south auckland


designed and

implemented for

data management



engaged in

physical activity


walkers completed

rangitoto summit

walk since 2017



engaged in

our activasian


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young people

During the year, we provided 241,700

opportunities to over 19,000 tamariki

through our school clusters. These quality

experiences will promote a lifelong love of

physical activity.

Driven by student voice, tamariki in these

clusters experienced a range of physical

activity options that they may not normally

have the opportunity to participate in. For

these high deprivation communities, despite

COVID-19 impacts, we were able to increase

participation by providing another 70,000

opportunities compared to last year (note

2019-2020 was more negatively affected by

COVID-19 cancellations).

We positively impacted the lives of 2,990

tamariki by providing Water Skills for Life

sessions (previously known as Greater

Auckland Aquatic Action Plan). Developing

this crucial skill gives an understanding of

how to survive and take care of themselves,

whanau and friends in, on or around New

Zealand’s waterways.




Our Healthy Active Learning team have assisted 30 schools within Sport Auckland communities to develop healthy and active

learning environments and create better connections with their communities.

The team work alongside schools to

• Develop teachers knowledge and understanding of the New Zealand Health and Physical Education curriculum,

• How to create healthy food and drink environments,

• How to provide quality experiences for tamariki.

In 2021 our Healthy Active Learning workforce expanded with the addition of two Community Connector roles. The purpose of

which is to support schools, kura and communities to identify, plan and implement opportunities for quality play, sport and physical

activity experiences for tamariki. The work of the Connectors often ‘brings to life’ the practical application of the work of Advisors.

A focus for our Connectors has been to build in-depth insights into schools and their community to recognise opportunities for

connection, collaboration and quality experiences for tamariki.

As well as our in school support we held two Healthy Active Learning Opportunities (HALO) workshops attended by over 80

teachers in October and March. These workshops grew teachers understanding and ideas around delivering the curriculum to

create quality experiences. In particular; cultural games, rethinking fitness, inclusion for all, play, Good Sports and Balance is


“It was great to listen and discuss the feedback today. You gathered so much information in one day

and it was good to identify our school needs and the opportunities that have come about knowing

these. I know Carolyn and I are super excited to start this new journey and look forward to working with

you both.” – Teacher



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Sport Auckland is proudly facilitating the Tū Manawa Active Aotearoa Fund on behalf of Sport New

Zealand within the Central Auckland and Howick areas.

This funding is available for projects or programmes that specifically aim to deliver play, active recreation and sport experiences

for inactive tamariki and rangatahi.

These young people may be inactive as a result of barriers to participate, such as cost, travel and low confidence, who could

otherwise miss the opportunity for such activities without targeted efforts.

The funding is focused on groups who are more at risk of missing out, identified as those living with a disability, in higher deprivation

communities and girls and young women.

Through Sport Auckland promoting the fund and guiding our community through the application process; a total of $997,969 was

distributed into projects for the express purpose of providing tamariki and rangatahi with quality physical activity opportunities

in play, active recreation or sport. These opportunities were driven by a locally-led approach and are delivered within the local

community or school setting.

During the 2020-2021 year, the following organisations were successful in their application to our Tū Manawa Active Aotearoa





ACG Parnell College $1,630 Ocean Blue Sports Club $26,527

Aroha Fit - Total Quality Movement $4,800 One Tree Hill College $30,000

Auckland Basketball Services $50,000 Onehunga High School $5,000

Auckland Central Volleyball $19,050 Our Lady Star of the Sea School $3,075

Auckland Netball Centre $6,024 Panama Road School $10,000

Auckland Softball Association $10,060 Panama Road School $8,700

Auckland Sport Climbing $23,900 POP UP PLAY $28,725

Botany Downs Secondary School $6,500 Riverina School $7,642

Christ The King School $3,257 Sailability $8,000

CNSST Foundation $10,000 Sense Rugby (NZ) Trust $20,000

Counties Manukau Orienteering $6,180 Sense Rugby Trust $7,400

Eastern Suburbs Gymnastics Club $24,720 Social Nature Movement $2,433

Eden Roskill Cricket Club $4,000 Special Olympics $10,000

Epsom Girls Grammar $10,000 Tamaki College $25,825

Freemans Bay School $9,480 Tamaki Lightning American Football Club $5,000

Freemans Bay School $4,783 The Auckland Table Tennis Association $26,491

Hardcore Limited $10,000 The Dust Palace Charitable Trust $11,970

Hay Park School $139,000 The Synergy Projects Trust $44,000

Health Initiatives/Body2Form $2,500 The Synergy Trust $7,638

Inzone Foundation $3,232 Tri Star Gymnastics $36,767

Lynfield College $30,000 Tri Star Gymnastics Diversity $41,892

Manaiakalani Education Trust $116,500 Waiheke High School $9,800

Metro Lions Sports Club $9,000 Waiheke High School $9,408

Metro Mt Albert Softball Club $3,727 Waiheke Recreation Centre $10,150

Mt Albert Primary School $18,000 Waikowhai Intermediate School $2,991

Mt Roskill Grammar $30,000 Western Springs College $12,017

NZ Air Volleyball $7,800 Western Springs Football $22,375

















“Our aim is to provide people with disabilities the opportunity to sail in safety and experience adventure

and freedom through building mobility, self-confidence and pride through achievement” – Tim Dempsey,

Sailability Auckland

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Good news story

The Voice of Rangatahi is an annual survey of participants and

non-participants of school sport and physical activity. The

survey is available across New Zealand for those secondary

schools who want to be involved.

This year, Sport Auckland had responses from 1,086 students

at 7 Auckland secondary schools. 79% of our respondents

were female and 21% were male.

Some findings from our survey were motivators to work more

intensely with 2 of our secondary schools.

• Lynfield College results showed us that only 11% of

respondents are physically active for 1 hour every day

(Ministry of Health guidelines); and 67% of respondents

want to do more physical activity in school. Lynfield

College hoped to use this survey data to add strength to

the need for their Sport Engagement Lead role.

• Sport Auckland also presented findings to Selwyn

College that showed a gap in activity for girls which

needs to be addressed. Efforts are underway to create a

young women and girls project at the school.

Examples of barriers to partake in physical

activity identified by our inactive students:

• Too busy

• Too tired or don’t have the energy

• I don’t have the equipment I need

• It’s too hard to motivate myself

• Too hard to get to training

• I don’t feel welcome or included

“I feel I don’t do enough at school

but I haven’t found a way to

do more” – Voice of Rangatahi


“I was not good enough, others

hardly helped and only degraded

me” – Voice of Rangatahi



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School Sport New Zealand Innovation in Sport Award

Sport Auckland, together with Lynfield College, Mt Roskill Grammar School and One Tree Hill College were grateful to receive

a School Sport New Zealand Innovation in Sport Award. This award recognises initiative in school sport that is deemed to be

exceptional in providing quality sporting opportunities for students.

Lynfield College, Mt Roskill Grammar and One Tree Hill College, in partnership with Sport Auckland, implemented Sport Engagement

Leads in to their schools sport programmes. This role has a focus on increasing participation through quality sport opportunities

beyond traditional options and driven by student voice.

Over the last couple of years Sport Auckland’s RSD has been working in depth with Lynfield College, Mt Roskill Grammar School

and One Tree Hill College focusing on increasing quality participation in physical activity and sporting opportunities in each

respective school. Time and time again the NZSSSC data positions these schools in the lower echelons of student participation.

Whilst we know that NZSSSC data does not present the holistic picture of student participation in schools we knew we needed to

try something different to positively shift the upward curve of student participation.

We needed to innovate. We needed a new improved narrative to tell. Leveraging off the play.sport successes that Lynfield College

had in 2019, taking research and insights into account, aligning thinking with the Value of Sport and using the locally-led approach

framework a potential solution was identified. It was determined to work from the inside and employ a person within each of these

schools whose sole focus would be on creating quality sporting and physical activity opportunities beyond the traditional sporting

model; based on the student voice.

The Senior Leadership Teams of Lynfield College, Mt Roskill Grammar and One Tree Hill College saw the massive value in such

a role. They each invested into their respective positions financially and in time committed to sourcing additional funding. Sport

Auckland was encouraged by Sport NZ to innovate its thinking around how best to deploy Kiwisport investment within set criteria.

Our RSD successfully advocated for the Kiwisport criteria to be better aligned to the needs of these Secondary School students. In

turn, our Independent Advisory Group applied a growth mindset toward each school’s Kiwisport application looking at the potential

positive impact such an investment could have for our rangatahi, particularly the inactive students. They favoured the Locally-Led

Approach built from the inside. The focus was to give equitable opportunity for every student and to shift the needle considerably

upwards in student participation and enjoyment statistics. All three schools employed fantastic and committed individuals who

have already had an impact in their schools despite the chaos of COVID-19. Through these roles 1,400 students have received

physical activity opportunities. Other outcomes include:

• More opportunities in girls only setting;

• Engagement in the home setting during


• Increased engagement in physical


• Schools working in partnership with

local sports clubs;

• Increased engagement of school staff

being involved in the sports programme.

The role is highly valued by the schools with

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all three Principals seeking further advice

and funding opportunities so that such roles

can continue. All three roles have now been


funded into 2021.


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working together

As part of our response to the COVID-19 pandemic and in tandem with our fellow Auckland partners two contestable one-off funds

were created to support our communities to return to play and to look at working together “differently and better”.

The Junior Players Tāmaki Makaurau Fund distributed $536,000 across Auckland supporting tamariki and rangatahi to be able to

continue playing in organised sport where the cost of membership or cost to play was identified as a barrier that prevented them

from doing so. Several clubs in the Sport Auckland catchment area were successful with their applications to this fund.

The Working Together Fund was set up to support projects where organisations wanted to work together to create transformational

change. The Sport Auckland Board approved $40,000 of our Reserves to be deployed directly back into the community under this

fund. We are pleased to announce that two projects we invested in were the Northern Region Football initiative (merger between

Auckland Football and Northern Football Federation) and the Riverside initiative (Riverside Sports Club, Auckland Marist Rugby

Club, Panmure Squash Club working together).




Sport Auckland funded Working Together projects:







region football




sports club

auckland marist

rugby club

panmure squash




sector development

Throughout the 2020-2021 year Sport Auckland commenced new work with 18 clubs and groups in addition to clubs or groups we

were already working with within our Communities of Activity.

We took time to understand their needs, current state and preferred future state then provided tailored advice to help achieve

their identified goals. This work has helped clubs and groups build their own internal capability to provide and deliver their sport

or physical activity within the community.

This assistance included:

• Gaining incorporated society status for clubs and organisations

• Providing strategic and annual planning advice and sessions

• Funding advice and assistance on completing funding applications

• Lease renewals

• Governance advice and constitutional reviews.

We continued to support clubs that we worked with last year to embed changes and continue their journey of capability


During the year we delivered 4 workshops covering Funding, Planning, School/Club Links and the Working Together model to 67

participants from 61 clubs via a mixture of in person and online formats.

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spaces AND places

Our ActivAsian programmes have provided physical activity opportunities

to over 1,800 Asian participants from the Inner City and Howick areas.

Within these communities we have connected and guided groups to move

toward a more sustainable delivery model. Community leaders now have

a better understanding of funding and delivery pathways which leads to a

more sustainable future. We have upskilled 25 volunteers to deliver quality

experiences for our Asian community, and through our women and girls focus,

more Asian females have become more physically active. The community is

now more engaged in activities that they themselves have told us they would

like to participate in.

Newmarket Station Square

Our work, in conjunction with the Waitematā Local Board provided physical

activity opportunities to 283 people at Newmarket Station Square. Sport

Auckland was tasked with reaching a target audience at times when a space lay

dormant. Activities were scheduled over 2 months and included Taichi, Table

Tennis, Circus workshops, Chinese Line Dancing, Opera Movement and Yoga.




Our ActivAsian programme (Spike Spin Smash + Bootcamp) at the Pakuranga Leisure Centre provides opportunities for people

of all ages and abilities to participate in physical activity. Attendance often exceeds 30 people per session. An example of the

programme’s success:

Daniel is a normal kid who can kick, run, jump and enjoys gaming on his PlayStation. However, Daniel was nonverbal until he

was 3 and diagnosed with autism. He was 10 years old and eldest of 3 children when his parents decided to try our programme.

Daniel’s mother acknowledged he may become anxious during the activities but in the long term he may build confidence and

relieve his anxiety. A comfortable setting might be great for their family unit!

In 2020-2021 Sport Auckland has been successful in

opening up spaces and places for physical activity

within our communities and also worked on several

larger scale multi-sport projects.

Long term projects

• Lloyd Elsmore Multi Sport Hub

- Pakuranga Bowls / Pakuranga

Tennis / Howick Gymnastics /

Auckland Table Tennis

• Glendowie Bowling Club /

Sandsports (Beach Volleyball)

• Bill McKinlay Trust / Bill McKinlay


Activated spaces this year

• Newmarket Station Square

• Baverstock School (Rugby and


• Pakuranga Community Centre

(Table Tennis, Badminton, Yoga,

Zumba and Boxing)

• Fergusson Domain (assisted

Maungakiekie Community Sports

activate this space for the youth of

Te Papapa and Oranga)

• Epsom Girls Grammar (Auckland

Central Volleyball Club)

• Tamaki Recreation Centre (Tamaki

Touch Volleyball)

• Mt Roskill Grammar School

(Auckland Youth Volleyball


• Auckland Netball Centre (Malaeola

Youth Netball *cancelled due to


• Auckland Netball Centre (Sinoti

Aukilani Methodist Churches

Volleyball Day *cancelled due to


• YMCA Panmure (Uimaiama


• YMCA Jordan Recreation Centre

(Auckland Youth Volleyball




for physical



voice to

meet community


“We are so excited and feel

so grateful to have all of you

to organise such meaningful

activities around this square. Well

done!” – Resident, Newmarket

Station Square



The family attended the bootcamp first as this is what their friend did, Daniel became bored which distracted his family. The

community supported Daniel and soon he had a couple of “big friends” who played badminton and basketball. In a couple of

weeks, meeting his “big friends” and playing badminton and basketball was the highlight of Daniel’s week. He is now prompting

the family to go to the leisure centre. Daniel’s younger sisters also made friends within the group and they also enjoy activities

with the other members. The love of social sport in Daniel has been a welcome surprise for the family and they now look forward

Glendowie Bowling Club and Sandsports (Beach

to coming to the centre with new found confidence. Sometimes they even play table tennis at Pakuranga Plaza, which they had

Volleyball) signing an agreement to work together

not done before.

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Despite a disrupted year, Sport Auckland was able to support coaches and

parents across our communities and provide various educational courses and


Coach Emerge

20 community coaches and 60+ student coaches across 7 secondary schools

benefited from our Coach Emerge program. This program for foundation coaches

highlights Good Sports principles and what a positive sporting experience for

youth athletes can look like. All participants involved in this program highlighted

an increase in confidence, knowledge and motivation towards coaching as a

result of participating on the course. Everyone appreciated the new learnings

around the Good Sports Spine and climate of development and highlighted

a range of changes they intend to include in their coaching practice moving


Coach Evolve

17 community coaches across a range of sports and organisations benefited

from our Coach Evolve program. This advanced, generic development program

supports coaches across a period of 4-5 months and provided development,

networking, and collaboration opportunities.


Sport Auckland has been working to provide opportunities for women and girls to participate in play, active recreation, sport,

and coach development pathways by removing barriers. Using a Locally Led Approach we have responded to groups within our

community that are in need and have used the Hera co-design frameworks to develop programmes tailored to their needs.

Multi-Sport Programme

We assisted our partner, Aktive, on a joint project with The Halberg Foundation.

The results of the Halberg Youth Voice Report 2020 highlighted a need to

address 12–21-year-old girls’ participation in physical activity. The aim of the

project was to address the barriers young girls with impairments face to

participating in physical activity, while simultaneously offering a leadership


Sport Auckland designed and led two initial focus groups to understand

the barriers faced by these young women. 8 females aged between

12-21 years old attended the focus groups. Two online follow up calls

helped raise the voice of the young girls to develop a programme for

girls, designed by girls.

The result was a multi-sport programme that allowed the girls to try new

sports or activities in a safe and welcoming environment. The activities chosen

by the girls were, Kayaking, Table Tennis, Cross Fit, Boccia and Golf.

Coach Developer

Across the year a further 6 community leaders within the Sport Auckland region

were upskilled as Coach Developers on our community coach developers

training course. We also supported Aktive and other organisations (Auckland

University of Technology and University of Auckland) with the delivery of 2

coach developer training programs supporting the development of over 20

final year sport students and other members (approx. 15 more) working in the

sport sector.

These programs are designed to upskill individuals to manage and develop

their own coaches within their own environments.

Good Sports / Balance is Better

Alongside our coach development opportunities, Sport Auckland also delivered

4 parent education workshops (another 3 were impacted by COVID-19

lockdowns) targeting parents across our communities. An estimated 200

parents across 2 secondary school environments learnt more about Athlete

development and Good Sport principles to understand how they may better

support their children.

“Based on what I have learnt I will provide more free play

opportunities for athletes and give more opportunities

for player discussion” – Football Coach

“Eye opening experience” – School Director of Sport

Girls Emerge

“Like everyone else, it’s the sense of being

included” – Girls Focus Group participant

Sport Auckland worked closely with the Sport Engagement Lead at Mt Roskill

Grammar School to develop the coaching capabilities and confidence of 9

young female coaches. This was achieved by using the voice and input

from the girls to co-design the programme. The resulting programme

utilised the existing Coach Emerge framework and was delivered in four

smaller workshops. There was an emphasis on creating a safe, calm, and

welcoming environment.

The increased confidence was evident when we compare week 1 to week

4 of the programme. At the start of the programme only 1 of the 9 girls

said they would feel comfortable to attend Sport Auckland’s one day, mixed

gender, local secondary school coach emerge workshop. In comparison at

the end of week 4 all 9 girls felt confident to attend.

“The opportunity to try out new sports and

activities with a bunch of people where

we share a common similarity of having a

disability” – Participant

“Thank you so much. I’ve made so many

new friends” – Girls Emerge participant

“I would definitely recommend the Coach Evolve

Course to others. It’s a great way for a Club Coach

to pick up generic coaching ideas and ways to run a

successful program at their place of work” – Coach Evolve


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Kia ora and Malo lava le soifua ma le lagi e mama.

Sport Auckland’s Māori and Pasifika initiatives are focused on fostering positive and diverse environments that embrace social

inclusion in sport, active recreation and play while creating a sense of belonging for all involved. To achieve this, we have utilised

the Locally Led Approach to identify the needs of our communities and empower them to lead their own activities that engage their

tamariki, rangatahi and whānau. This has resulted in healthy and vibrant environments where cultures can thrive, and participants

feel comfortable to engage in an inclusive environment.

It was evident from the onset that equal access to opportunities was a barrier which was inhibiting Māori and Pasifika participation

in sport, active recreation and play. Language barriers, cost, venue hire, equipment and capability were cited as major barriers

to participation. We prioritised addressing these barriers by working alongside our communities to better understand their needs

and empowering them through resources and building capability.





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health and wellness

our participants

Our Health and Wellness team provide support for adults, rangatahi and tamariki who would like to become more active, improve

their eating habits and adopt a healthier lifestyle.

We develop and adapt our programmes through insights gathered from participant and referrer feedback, to meet the changing

needs of our community. We aim to offer flexible support through each stage of our participant’s wellbeing journey.

The COVID-19 pandemic encouraged us to find innovative ways to deliver our community based service and these innovations

have now become a permanent fixture in our delivery model. Our online support is an example of this – we have delivered 69

nutrition and wellbeing webinars this year alone, with up to 34 participants joining each online session.

We have also introduced Saturday consultations at two community locations to further reduce barriers for people to engage with

our service. Our Saturday sessions have been very well received and we shall continue to offer this as an option to our participants.

In the Auckland District Health Board (DHB) region, Sport Auckland provides wellbeing support for whanau aged 5 years and

above through delivering both Active Families and Green Prescription programmes. In Counties Manukau, we hold the Green

Prescription contract with the DHB and are into our second year of partnering with South Seas Healthcare and Papakura Marae to

best service those in our community aged 18 years and above.

We continue to connect with our key delivery partners and thank them for their informative and engaging sessions which they

deliver as part of our adult nutrition and wellbeing programmes.

Highlights for the year include our Rangitoto walk and the development of our new Participant Management System.

“I loved football today, I learnt how stop the

ball and kick it back to my partner” – Active

Families participant

“Thank you for the session today… my

turnaround started with the live exercise

class… Getting active has improved my

mental health” – GRx participant




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In October 2017, Sport Auckland collaborated with the Department of Conservation (DOC) and Fullers360 to make the inaugural

Rangitoto walk happen.

This event showcased one of the many great walks Auckland has to offer and soon became a biannual event for our Green

Prescription walkers. With the majority of our Green Prescription sessions taking place indoors, this event connects groups with

the outdoors and each other. The walk also exposes our participants to the many health benefits that nature provides, and for

many participants, our Rangitoto walk has been the highlight of their Green Prescription journey.

Despite missing DOC’s Annual Conservation Week due to COVID-19 restrictions at Alert Level 3, we were fortunate to reschedule

our 2020 walk to late spring. Our November event marked our 6th Rangitoto walk and our 700th Green Prescription participant

to reach the summit!


Our longest running Active Families group programme is delivered from Pt England Primary School, Glen Innes. This ‘Active


Whanau’ programme has an emphasis on fun and encouragement.

The support from school staff, local activity providers and referrers have been fundamental in this success.

Whilst children gain confidence in trying new activities both on land and in the water, one of the most popular sessions is when we

walk up Maungarei. You’ll often see even our 4-legged whanau


members share the benefits this exercise session brings.



“Wow that walk we had ! Was so amazing just want to say

is thank you so much… Doing this was so overwhelming

with joy and hope we can help others... keep up with the

good work… many many thanks much appreciated” – GRx


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message from


It is my pleasure to acknowledge Sport Auckland’s mahi

during yet another challenging year for play, active

recreation and sport.

With Sport Auckland’s purpose of “Inspiring our

communities to live healthy active lives”, and Aktive’s

vision of “Auckland – the world’s most active city |

Tāmaki Makaurau – te tāone ngangahau rawa o te

ao”, our kaupapa are aligned and focused in the same


Our aligned visions are underpinned by strategic

priorities that look to help shape the future of play, active

recreation and sport across Tāmaki Makaurau. Sport

Auckland’s work added considerable value to these

priorities during 2020-2021 which have made a positive

impact on physical activity levels in Tāmaki Makaurau.

We greatly value Sport Auckland’s local knowledge and

collaborative approach to its mahi which supports the

communities it serves.

Despite widespread uncertainty with COVID-19, this

year has seen Sport Auckland build on its strong existing

relationships with its Local Boards and school cluster

groups, providing considered and tailored support.

Other milestones of note include Sport Auckland

distributing all its allocated $997,969 Tū Manawa Active

Aotearoa Fund into its community, benefitting tamariki

and rangatahi; positive shifts in the health and wellness

space through the Green Prescription programme;

and significant support of critical initiatives including

ActivAsian, Healthy Active Learning and Korikori. In

addition, an incredible milestone of over one million

Water Skills for Life lessons in Tāmaki Makaurau was

celebrated, with Sport Auckland contributing to this


Sport Auckland is a valued partner of Aktive; and we

appreciate the commitment and contribution of Chair

Andrew Williams, Chief Executive Mike Elliott, and the

wider Sport Auckland Board and team. We look forward

to continuing to work together to ensure a more active

Tāmaki Makaurau for generations to come.

Jennah Wootten, Chief Executive, Aktive

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our TEAM

Mike Elliott

Chief Executive

Angela Davies


Tania Vaealiki

Executive Assistant

Scott Tibbutt

General Manager

Sam Bhattacharya

Taylor Kamuhemu

Rory McKenzie

Caitlin Molloy

Malo Sumich-Kainiu

Sherry Xue

Community Sport Advisors

Scott Lewis

Community Coach Advisor

Matt Johnson

Haree Titoko

Healthy Active Learning Connectors

Greg Burne

Shanley Joyce

James McIntyre

Healthy Active Learning Advisors

Brooke Mitchell

GRx Operations Manager

Michael McCormack

GRx Business Development

Parita Dharmadhikari

Adam Matthias

Simone Mead

Priyanka Nayak

Jemi Sivagurunathan

Emma Wilson

Healthy Lifestyle Advisors

Vicki Goodburn

Kim Payne

GRx Administration

Kavneet Kaur - parental leave

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FINANCIALS $3,201,757




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Statement of Comprehensive Revenue and Expense

For the year ended 30 June 2021

financial statements

2021 2020

Revenue from non-exchange transactions

Aktive - Community Sport 1,219,210 862,883

Auckland Council 152,616 221,775

Statement of Compliance and Responsibility

For the year ended 30 June 2021

Trustees Report

The trustees of Sport Auckland (Trust) present this annual report, being the financial statements of the trust for the

financial year ended 30 June 2021.

Statement of responsibility

The board and management accept responsibility for the preparation of the annual financial statements and

judgements used in them, and hereby adopt the financial statements as presented. They also accept responsibility

for establishing and maintaining a system of internal control designed to provide reasonable assurance as to the

integrity and reliability of financial reporting. In the opinion of the board and management, the annual financial

statements for the year ended 30 June 2021 fairly reflect the financial position, financial performance and statement

of cash flows of Sport Auckland.

3 December 2021

District Health Board 1,240,936 1,191,485

Foundation North 319,043 191,327

Gaming grants (Note 6) 44,971 112,322

Programme Income 68,454 128,731

3,045,230 2,708,523

Revenue from exchange transactions

Interest 7,673 24,051

Sponsorship in kind (Note 14) 5,167 5,167

Sports house recoveries 112,334 105,730

Other revenue 0 0

125,174 134,948

TOTAL REVENUE 3,170,404 2,843,471


Audit (Note 7) 10,058 8,500

Communication 39,737 51,189

Andrew Williams, Chair Sport Auckland

Depreciation (Note 10 and 11) 35,390 17,624

Operating 127,249 119,327

Programme costs 600,744 385,259

Rent (Note 13) 228,903 229,222

Staff 2,036,771 1,870,656

Di Lasenby, Treasurer Sport Auckland

Vehicle expenses and travel 52,360 52,955

Vehicle lease (Note 13) 70,545 52,499

TOTAL EXPENSE 3,201,757 2,787,231



These financial statements should be read in conjunction with the notes to the financial statements

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Statement of Changes in Net Assets / Equity

For the year ended 30 June 2021

Statement of Cash Flow

For the year ended 30 June 2021

2021 2020

2021 2020

Accumulated comprehensive revenue and expense

Opening balance 1,457,194 1,400,954

Comprehensive revenue / (expense) for the year (31,353) 56,240

CLOSING BALANCE 1,425,841 1,457,194

Statement of Financial Position

As at 30 June 2021

Current assets

2021 2020

Cash and cash equivalents (Note 9) 2,320,708 2,746,678

Prepayments 27,305 37,366

Receivables from exchange transactions 14,077 11,487

Receivables from non-exchange transactions 277,015 199,973

Non-current assets

2,639,105 2,995,504

Property, plant and equipment (Note 10) 34,546 48,744

Intangible assets (Note 11) 83,191 0

Cash flows from operating activities

Revenue from contracts and grants 2,654,701 3,112,285

Cash receipts from other operating activities 95,208 105,730

Interest received 7,673 24,051

Net movement in KiwiSport funds (454,016) (143,908)

Net movement in Tū Manawa Active Aotearoa funds 534,606 0

Payments to suppliers and employees (3,174,957) (2,768,089)

GST 15,199 (11,687)

(321,586) 318,382

Cash flows from investing activities

Payment for property plant and equipment, and intangibles (104,384) (55,714)

NET CASH FLOWS (425,970) 262,669

Cash balances

Cash and cash equivalents at 1 July 2020 2,746,678 2,484,009

Cash and cash equivalents at 30 June 2021 (Note 9) 2,320,708 2,746,678


TOTAL ASSETS 2,756,842 3,044,248

Current liabilities

Accruals 91,605 158,743

Employee entitlements 110,921 105,402

Payables from exchange transactions 91,900 54,097

GST payable 42,358 15,564

Income in advance (Note 15) 393,766 790,828

Tū Manawa Active Aotearoa (Note 16) 534,606 0

Direct Fund (Note 16) 57,441 0

KiwiSport (Note 16) 8,404 462,420

TOTAL LIABILITIES 1,331,001 1,587,054

NET ASSETS 1,425,841 1,457,194


Accumulated comprehensive revenue and expense 1,425,841 1,457,194

TOTAL NET ASSETS 1,425,841 1,457,194

These financial statements should be read in conjunction with the notes to the financial statements

These financial statements should be read in conjunction with the notes to the financial statements

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Notes to the Financial Statements

For the year ended 30 June 2021

Notes to the Financial Statements

For the year ended 30 June 2021

1. Reporting entity

The reporting entity is Sport Auckland (previous legal name, Auckland Central Sports Trust). Sport Auckland is a

Charitable Trust incorporated under the Charitable Trusts Act 1957 and a registered Charity under the Charities Act


These financial statements and the accompanying notes summarise the financial results of activities carried out by

Sport Auckland.

These financial statements have been approved and were authorised for issue by the Board of Trustees on the date

indicated on page 44.

2. Statement of compliance

The financial statements have been prepared in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Practice in New

Zealand (“NZ GAAP”). They comply with Public Benefit Entity International Public Sector Accounting Standards

(“PBE IPSAS”) and other applicable financial reporting standards as appropriate that have been authorised for use

by the External Reporting Board for Not-For-Profit entities. For the purposes of complying with NZ GAAP, Sport

Auckland is a public benefit not-for-profit entity and is eligible to apply Tier 2 Not-For-Profit PBE IPSAS on the basis

that it does not have public accountability and it is not defined as large.

The Board of Trustees has elected to report in accordance with Tier 2 Not-For-Profit PBE Accounting Standards

and in doing so has taken advantage of all applicable Reduced Disclosure Regime (“RDR”) disclosure concessions.

3. Changes in accounting policies

There have been no changes in accounting policies.

4. Summary of accounting policies

The significant accounting policies used in the preparation of these financial statements as set out below have

been applied in these financial statements.


• Aktive funding is received in instalments and is recognised as revenue to the extent the use or return conditions

have been met.

• Grant revenue includes grants given by trusts, central and local government organisations and is recognised

in the Statement of Comprehensive Revenue and Expense when the conditions attached to the grant have

been complied with. Where there are unfulfilled conditions attached to the grant, the amount relating to the

unfulfilled condition is recognised as a liability and released to the Statement of Comprehensive Revenue and

Expense as revenue when the conditions are fulfilled. If there are no conditions attached to the grant, revenue

is recognised at the time the funds are received.


• Interest is recognised as it accrues using the effective interest method. The effective interest rate is the rate

that exactly discounts the estimated future cash payments or receipts over the expected life of the financial

instrument or a shorter period, where appropriate, to the net carrying amount of the financial asset or liability.

• Sports House Recoveries are recognised in the period to which they relate.

4.4 Financial instruments

Financial assets and financial liabilities are recognised when Sport Auckland becomes a party to the contractual

provisions of the financial instrument.

Sport Auckland derecognises a financial asset or, where applicable, a part of a financial asset or part of a group of

similar financial assets when the rights to receive cash flows from the asset have expired or are waived, or Sport

Auckland has transferred its rights to receive cash flows from the asset or has assumed an obligation to pay the

received cash flows in full without material delay to a third party; and either:

• Sport Auckland has transferred substantially all the risks and rewards of the asset; or

• Sport Auckland has neither transferred nor retained substantially all the risks and rewards of the asset, but has

transferred control of the asset.

4.1 Basis of measurement

The financial statements have been prepared on the basis of historical cost.

4.2 Functional and presentational currency

The financial statements are presented in New Zealand dollars ($), which is Sport Auckland’s functional currency.

Amounts are rounded to the nearest dollar.

4.3 Revenue

Revenue is recognised to the extent that it is probable that the economic benefit or some potential benefit

will flow to Sport Auckland and revenue can be reliably measured. Revenue is measured at the fair value of

the consideration received or receivable, taking into account contractually defined terms of payment and

excluding goods and services taxes or duties. The following specific recognition criteria must be met before

revenue is recognised.


Financial assets within the scope of NFP PBE IPSAS 29 Financial Instruments: Recognition and Measurement

are classified as financial assets at fair value through surplus or deficit, loans and receivables, held-to-maturity

investments or available-for-sale financial assets. The classifications of the financial assets are determined at

initial recognition.

The categorisation determines subsequent measurement and whether any resulting income and expense is

recognised in surplus or deficit or in other comprehensive revenue and expenses. Sport Auckland’s financial

assets are classified as either financial assets at fair value through surplus or deficit, or loans and receivables.

Sport Auckland’s financial assets include: cash and cash equivalents, short-term investments, receivables from

non-exchange transactions, receivables from exchange transactions and investments.

All financial assets except for those at fair value through surplus or deficit are subject to review for impairment at

least at each reporting date. Financial assets are impaired when there is any objective evidence that a financial

asset or group of financial assets is impaired. Different criteria to determine impairment are applied for each

category of financial assets, which are described below.

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Notes to the Financial Statements

For the year ended 30 June 2021

Notes to the Financial Statements

For the year ended 30 June 2021

• Financial assets at fair value through surplus or deficit include items that are either classified as held for

trading or that meet certain conditions and are designated at fair value through surplus or deficit upon initial


• Receivables are non-derivative financial assets with fixed or determinable payments that are not quoted

in an active market. Sport Auckland’s cash and cash equivalents, short-term investments, receivables from

non-exchange transactions, receivables from exchange transactions and non-equity investments fall into this

category of financial instruments.

• Impairment of non-derivative financial assets - the trust assesses at the end of the reporting date whether

there is objective evidence that a financial asset or a group of financial assets is impaired. A financial asset

or a group of financial assets is impaired and impairment losses are incurred if there is objective evidence of

impairment as a result of one or more events that occurred after the initial recognition of the asset (a ‘loss

event’) and that loss event has an impact on the estimated future cash flows of the financial asset or the

group of financial assets that can be reliably estimated. For financial assets carried at amortised cost, if there

is objective evidence that an impairment loss on loans and receivables carried at amortised cost has been

incurred, the amount of the loss is measured as the difference between the asset’s carrying amount and the

present value of the estimated future cash flows discounted at the financial asset’s original effective interest

rate. The carrying amount of the asset is reduced through the use of an allowance account. The amount of loss

is recognised in the surplus or deficit for the reporting period. In determining whether there is any objective

evidence of impairment, the Trust first assesses whether there is objective evidence of impairment of financial

assets that are individually significant, and individually or collectively significant for financial assets that are

not individually significant. If the Trust determines that there is no objective evidence of impairment for an

individually assessed financial asset, it includes the asset in a group of financial assets with similar credit

risk characteristics and collectively assesses them for impairment. Assets that are individually assessed for

impairment and for which an impairment loss is or continues to be recognised are not included in a collective

assessment for impairment.


Sport Auckland’s financial liabilities include trade and other creditors (excluding GST and PAYE), employee

entitlements, loans and borrowings and deferred income (in respect to grants whose conditions are yet to be

complied with).

All financial liabilities are initially recognised at fair value (plus transaction cost for financial liabilities not at fair

value through surplus or deficit) and are measured subsequently at amortised cost using the effective interest

method except for financial liabilities at fair value through surplus or deficit.

4.5 Cash and cash equivalents

Cash and cash equivalents are short term, highly liquid investments that are readily convertible to known amounts

of cash and which are subject to an insignificant risk of changes in value.

4.6 Property, plant and equipment

Depreciation is charged on a straight line basis over the useful life of the asset. Depreciation is charged at rates

calculated to allocate the cost or valuation of the asset less any estimated residual value over its remaining useful


• Furniture and fittings 6.45% - 11.11%

• Office equipment 10.00% - 40.00%

• Office improvements 11.11% - 33.33%

• Intangile assets 10.00% - 40.00%

Depreciation methods, useful lives and residual values are reviewed at each reporting date and are adjusted if

there is a change in the expected pattern of consumption of the future economic benefits or service potential

embodied in the asset.

4.7 Leases

Payments on operating lease agreements, where the lessor retains substantially the risk and rewards of ownership

of an asset, are recognised as an expense on a straight-line basis over the lease term.

4.8 Employee benefits

Liabilities for salaries and annual leave are recognised in surplus or deficit during the period in which the employee

provided the related services. Liabilities for the associated benefits are measured at the amounts expected to be

paid when the liabilities are settled.

4.9 Income tax

Due to its charitable status (Charities Services number CC23631), Sport Auckland is exempt from income tax.

4.10 Goods and services tax (GST)

Revenues and expenses are recognised net of the amount of GST except for receivables and payables, which are

stated with the amount of GST included.

The net amount of GST recoverable from, or payable to, the Inland Revenue Department is included as part of

receivables or payables in the statement of financial position.

4.11 Equity

Equity is made up of the following components:

Accumulated Comprehensive Revenue and Expense since Sport Auckland’s formation.

Items of property, plant and equipment are measured at cost less accumulated depreciation and impairment losses.

Cost includes expenditure that is directly attributable to the acquisition of the asset. Where an asset is acquired

through a non-exchange transaction, its cost is measured at its fair value as at the date of acquisition.

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Notes to the Financial Statements

For the year ended 30 June 2021

Notes to the Financial Statements

For the year ended 30 June 2021

5. Significant accounting judgements, estimates and assumptions

The preparation of Sport Auckland’s financial statements requires management to make judgements, estimates and

assumptions that affect the reported amounts of revenues, expenses, assets and liabilities, and the accompanying

disclosures, and the disclosure of contingent liabilities. Uncertainty about these assumptions and estimates could

result in outcomes that require a material adjustment to the carrying amount of assets or liabilities affected in

future periods.


In the process of applying Sport Auckland’s accounting policies, management has made the following judgements,

which have the most significant effect on the amounts recognised in the financial statements.


Sport Auckland has entered into a number of vehicle leases and accounts for the contracts as operating leases.


6. Revenue from non-exchange transactions

Gaming grants from non-exchange transactions recognised as revenue during the reporting period are made up of

the following:

7. Auditor’s remuneration

2021 2020

Four Winds Foundation 8,400 0

Lion Foundation 5,750 0

Mt Wellington Foundation 0 3,763

New Zealand Community Trust 30,821 108,559

TOTAL 44,971 112,322

RSM Hayes Audit provides audit services to Sport Auckland. Total amount recognised as an audit expense is

$10,058 (2020: $8,500). No non-audit services are provided by RSM Hayes Audit.

The key assumptions concerning the future and other key sources of estimation uncertainty at the reporting date,

that have a significant risk of causing a material adjustment to the carrying amounts of assets and liabilities within

the next financial year, are described below. Sport Auckland based its assumptions and estimates on parameters

available when the financial statements were prepared. Existing circumstances and assumptions about future

developments, however, may change due to market changes or circumstances arising beyond the control of Sport

Auckland. Such changes are reflected in the assumptions when they occur.

8. Financial assets and financial liabilities

Financial assets and financial liabilites include the following components:

Financial assets (within statement of financial position)

2021 2020


The useful lives and residual values of assets are assessed using the following indicators to determine potential

future use and value from disposal:

• The condition of the asset

• The nature of the asset, its susceptibility and adaptability to changes in technology and processes

• The nature of the processes in which the asset is deployed

• Availability of funding to replace the asset

• Changes in the market in relation to the asset

The estimated useful lives of the asset classes held by Sport Auckland are listed in Note 4.6.

Cash and cash equivalents 2,320,708 2,746,678

Receivables from exchange transactions 14,077 11,487

TOTAL 2,334,785 2,758,165

Financial liabilities (within statement of financial position)

Accruals 91,605 158,743

Payables from exchange transactions 91,900 54,097

TOTAL 183,505 212,840

9. Cash and cash equivalents

Cash and cash equivalents include the following components:

2021 2020

Cheque account 614,007 307,998

Savings accounts 1,706,701 2,438,680

TOTAL 2,320,708 2,746,678

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Notes to the Financial Statements

For the year ended 30 June 2021

Notes to the Financial Statements

For the year ended 30 June 2021

10. Property, plant and equipment


Furniture and



fittings equipment improvements


Cost 163,829 115,513 665,888 945,230

Additions 0 10,771 0 10,771

Disposals 0 (34,213) 0 (34,213)

Accumulated depreciation (162,793) (58,560) (665,888) (887,241)

Net book value 1,036 33,510 0 34,546

Depreciation charge 365 23,321 1,281 24,967

Dianne Lasenby is a board member of Sport Auckland and is also the Chief Executive of Auckland Netball. Auckland

Netball receives money from KiwiSport which is distributed by Sport Auckland.

Boaz Moala is the Centre Manager for Oranga Community Centre on behalf of Auckland Council. Sport Auckland

receives funding from Auckland Council. All transactions with related parties were on normal commercial terms

and none received any preferential treatment.

Kelly Williams is a Senior Associate with Buddle Findlay. All possible conflicts of interest are declared if legal

advice is sought.

2021 2020

Revenue (excluding GST)

Auckland Council 152,616 221,775

TOTAL 152,616 221,775

Expense (excluding GST)

11. Intangible assets


Furniture and



fittings equipment improvements


Cost 163,829 97,243 665,888 926,960

Additions 0 55,714 0 55,714

Disposals 0 (37,444) 0 (37,444)

Accumulated depreciation (162,428) (69,451) (664,608) (896,487)

Net book value 1,401 46,062 1,281 48,744

Depreciation charge 365 15,813 1,446 17,624

Intangible assets include Green Prescription database upgrade and CRM for Community Sport and Microsoft 365


2021 2020

Cost 93,613 0

Amortisation 10,423 0

Net book value 83,191 0

Auckland Council 7,981 11,195

Auckland Netball 17,930 27,450

TOTAL 25,911 38,645

Payables (excluding GST)

Auckland Council 811 1,575

Auckland Netball 0 17,976

TOTAL 811 19,551


The key management personnel, as defined by PBE IPSAS 20 Related Party Disclosures, are the members of

the governing body. The Board of Trustees, Chief Executive Officer and Senior Management Team constitutes

the governing body of Sport Auckland. The aggregate remuneration of key management personnel and

the number of individuals, determined on a full-time equivalent basis, receiving remuneration is as follows:

2021 2020

Total remuneration 483,518 498,438

Number of persons 4.6 4.6


12. Related party transactions

Gaye Bryham is a board member of Sport Auckland and is also Deputy Head of School Sport and Recreation at

Auckland University of Technology. All possible conflicts of interest are declared in regards to AUT projects.

Aktive Auckland Sport and Recreation was established in May 2013 to undertake a regional leadership role in

promoting active and on-going participation in sport and recreation. As part of its role, Aktive is now the funding

conduit for all Sport New Zealand funding. Hence funding previously received directly from Sport New Zealand,

including KiwiSport, is now received from Aktive. This funding is to enable Sport Auckland to deliver various sport

and recreation promotion and participation activities in the region.

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Notes to the Financial Statements

For the year ended 30 June 2021

Notes to the Financial Statements

For the year ended 30 June 2021

13. Leases

2021 2020

The KiwiSport Regional Partnership Fund was distributed by Regional Sports Trusts with Sport Auckland contracting

Primary Schools, Secondary Schools and Sports Organisations to deliver programmes within schools to children

from year 1 to 13.

Not later than one year 60,831 82,212

Later than one year and not later than five years 49,812 70,019

Later than five years 0 0

TOTAL 110,643 152,230

Tū Manawa Active Aotearoa and KiwiSport funding is received by Sport Auckland in an ‘agent’ capacity as Sport

Auckland cannot control the use of, or otherwise directly benefit from the funding in the pursuit of its objectives.

Sport Auckland received a nominal amount towards the administration cost of the Tū Manawa Active Aotearoa Fund.

The funds are accounted in the statement of financial position and will remain a liability (received in advance) until

funds are distributed.

The office lease is on a month by month basis since the expiry of the agreement and Sport Auckland is in the

process of finalising a new agreement with the landlord.

17. Capital commitments

There were no capital commitments at the reporting date (2020: $0).

14. Sponsorship in kind

Non-cash sponsorship received from West City Auto Group (motor vehicle) during the year totalled $5,167 (2020:

$5,167); this has been included in the Statement of Comprehensive Revenue and Expenses at the equivalent market

rate for goods of this nature.

15. Income in advance

2021 2020

Grants received in advance 393,766 790,828

TOTAL 393,766 790,828

16. Funds held on trust

2021 2020

18. Contingent assets and liabilites

There are no contingent assets for liabilities at the reporting date (2020: $0).

19. Events after the reporting date

There are no significant events post balance date (2020: The Board of Trustees and management are in the process

of reviewing an offer to continue leasing office space at the Auckland Trotting Club. The total term of the new

tenancy is nine years with rights of renewal in 2023 and 2026).

20. Going concern

On 17 August 2021, the New Zealand Government commenced Covid-19 lockdown restrictions for Auckland, which

are still in place at this time. While further extended lockdowns would likely further negatively affect operations

and some revenue streams, after consideration of the future funding secured and the organisation’s financial

position at the date of authorising the performance report the Board is satisfied that the organisation will be able

to meet its financial obligations for the foreseeable future. Hence the preparation of the performance report using

the going concern assumption remains appropriate.

Tū Manawa Active Aotearoa 534,606 0

Direct Fund 57,441 0

KiwiSport 8,404 462,420

TOTAL 600,541 462,420

Sport New Zealand introduced the Tū Manawa Active Aotearoa fund during 2020. This funding is available for

community-based programmes or projects delivering play, active recreation and sport experiences, which help

our children and young people get active. Tū Manawa Active Aotearoa is distributed by Regional Sports Trusts with

Sport Auckland contracting a variety of organisations to deliver the purpose of the fund.

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Auditor’s Report

To the Trustees of Sport Auckland

RSM Hayes Audit

Newmarket, Auckland 1149

Level 1, 1 Broadway

Newmarket, Auckland 1023

+64 (9) 367 1656



We have audited the financial statements of Sport Auckland, which comprise:

• the statement of financial position as at 30 June 2021;

• the statement of comprehensive revenue and expense for the year then ended;

• the statement of changes in net assets/equity for the year then ended;

• the statement of cash flows for the year then ended; and

• the notes to the financial statements, which include significant accounting policies.

In our opinion, the accompanying financial statements on pages 45 to 57 present fairly, in all material respects, the financial

position of Sport Auckland as at 30 June 2021, and its financial performance and its cash flows for the year then ended in

accordance with Public Benefit Entity Standards Reduced Disclosure Regime issued by the New Zealand Accounting Standards


Basis for opinion

We conducted our audit in accordance with International Standards on Auditing (New Zealand) (ISAs (NZ)). Our responsibilities

under those standards are further described in the Auditor’s responsibilities for the audit of the financial statements section of

our report.

We are independent of the entity in accordance with Professional and Ethical Standard 1 International Code of Ethics for Assurance

Practitioners (including International Independence Standards) (New Zealand) issued by the New Zealand Auditing and Assurance

Standards Board, and we have fulfilled our other ethical responsibilities in accordance with these requirements.

We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our opinion.

Other than in our capacity as auditor we have no relationship with, or interests in, Sport Auckland.

Other information

The trustees are responsible for the other information. The other information comprises the Annual Report on pages 1 to 44 (but

does not include the financial statements and our auditor’s report thereon), which we obtained prior to the date of this auditor’s

report. Our opinion on the financial statements does not cover the other information and we do not express any form of audit

opinion or assurance conclusion thereon.

In connection with our audit of the financial statements, our responsibility is to read the other information identified above and,

in doing so, consider whether the other information is materially inconsistent with the financial statements or our knowledge

obtained in the audit, or otherwise appears to be materially misstated. If, based on the work we have performed on the other

information that we obtained prior to the date of this auditor’s report, we conclude that there is a material misstatement of this

other information, we are required to report that fact. We have nothing to report in this regard.

Responsibilities of the trustees for the financial statements

The trustees are responsible, on behalf of Sport Auckland, for the preparation and fair presentation of the financial statements in

accordance with Public Benefit Entity Standards Reduced Disclosure Regime, and for such internal control as those charged with

governance determine is necessary to enable the preparation of financial statements that are free from material misstatement,

whether due to fraud or error.

In preparing the financial statements, the trustees are responsible, on behalf of the Sport Auckland, for assessing the Sport

Auckland’s ability to continue as a going concern, disclosing, as applicable, matters related to going concern and using the going

concern basis of accounting unless the trustees either intend to liquidate Sport Auckland or to cease operations, or have no

realistic alternative but to do so.

Auditor’s responsibilities for the audit of the financial statements

Our objectives are to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements as a whole are free from material

misstatement, whether due to fraud or error, and to issue an auditor’s report that includes our opinion. Reasonable assurance

is a high level of assurance, but is not a guarantee that an audit conducted in accordance with ISAs (NZ) will always detect a

material misstatement when it exists. Misstatements can arise from fraud or error and are considered material if, individually

or in the aggregate, they could reasonably be expected to influence the decisions of users taken on the basis of these financial

statements. A further description of the auditor’s responsibilities for the audit of the financial statements is located at the XRB’s

website at:


Who we report to

This report is made solely to the trustees, as a body. Our audit has been undertaken so that we might state to the trustees those

matters we are required to state to them in an auditor’s report and for no other purpose. To the fullest extent permitted by law,

we do not accept or assume responsibility to anyone other than the trust and the trustees as a body, for our work, for this report,

or for the opinions we have formed.

RSM Hayes Audit


3 December 2021



RSM Hayes Audit is a member of the RSM network and trades as RSM. RSM is the trading name used by the members of the RSM network. Each member of the RSM network is an

independent accounting and consulting firm which practises in its own right. The RSM network is not itself a separate legal entity in any jurisdiction.

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