News & Events

Sports Chaplaincy Training 

2021 Workshops

Dunedin: 29, 30 October, postponed, new date in early 2022 to be set.

Waikato -Matamata: 5, 6 November, postponed, new date in early 2022 to be set.

Palmerston North: ​​​​​​​12, 13 November, postponed, new date in early 2022 to be set.

Auckland: 19, 20 November, postponed, new date in early 2022 to be set.


Online Training

Sports Chaplaincy's online training is now closed for 2021 but expressions of interest are being taken for the 2022 training cohorts.  Cohort 1 starts 21 February 2022.

The online course fee is $50, payable at start of the course.  


For more information about the Sports Chaplaincy training click on the button "Go to Becoming a Sports Chaplain".

Basketball New Zealand Partnership

Sports Chaplaincy New Zealand (SCNZ) is pleased to announce that Basketball New Zealand (BBNZ) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with SCNZ, ushering in a formal partnership that will see SCNZ increasingly committed to the provision of sports chaplains to help support the mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing of athletes and staff across BBNZ organisations in New Zealand.

SCNZ already provides pastoral care and wellbeing support through the placement of accredited voluntary sports chaplains with a number of basketball teams and clubs throughout the country, as well as providing emergency pastoral care and traumatic incident support when required. The MoU shows the value that BBNZ places on the value of holistically caring for athletes and administrators, and over the last 10 years SCNZ has developed a strong reputation of providing quality people on-the-ground to deliver such support. Inquiries about sports chaplaincy and the placement of a chaplain within the NZ basketball community can be made through the SCNZ website. 

​​​​​​​3 May 2021