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Fast5 Programme receives funding from Sport NZ

Netball is among nine projects which will receive funding support through Sport New Zealand’s Young Women’s Activation Fund.

As part of Sport New Zealand’s Women and Girls in Sport and Active Recreation Strategy, a Young Women’s Activation Fund was launched to provide funding to support projects designed to get more young women physically active and develop leadership opportunities through play, active recreation or sport.

Netball New Zealand is pleased to announce a partnership with Sport New Zealand, Zones and Centres to deliver a Centre-based youth Fast5 programme to provide opportunities for 12-18 year olds to engage or re-engage in netball.

Youth will be an important part of the co-design to innovate not only the delivery, but also the implementation of the programme.

Netball New Zealand will connect with Zones and a number of targeted Centres as part of the programme. The Centre Competition Innovation (Fast5) is an integral part of Netball New Zealand’s Youth Engagement and Retention Strategy.

The Young Women’s Activation fund was launched by Sport NZ in April this year with eligible organisations applying for $30 - $300k per project over a maximum of three years to support their initiatives.

The new investment delivers to the leadership and participation outcomes of the Women and Girls in Sport and Active Recreation Strategy and is split across two new funds, Young Women’s Activation Fund and Innovations for Young Women.

The Sport NZ funded projects are:

- Fast 5 Centre Competition Innovation: Netball New Zealand

- Community Programme Project: Girl Guiding New Zealand

- Empowering Young Women through Sport - Ignite Sport Trust

- YEAH! GIRLS: New Zealand Cricket

- Just Shift IT: The Shift Foundation

- ACTIV8: Sport Tasman

- This is ME® Secondary Schools Programme: Sport Waikato

- Dirt is good - encouraging a lifelong love of riding bikes: WORD (Wellington Off-road Riding Department)

- Volleyfest: Volleyball New Zealand