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Welcome to the heart of Sports Chaplaincy New Zealand's vibrant community!
Here, we bring you the latest news, events, and stories that illuminate the intersection of faith, sports, and community across New Zealand. Dive into the exciting world of sports chaplaincy as we share inspiring journeys, impactful events, and meaningful insights that unite athletes, coaches, supporters, and Sports Chaplains.

SCNZ in Waikato/BoP has grown!
After a number of years in the role, Murray Hunt is moving into semi-retirement and as a result, we are looking for a new Regional Leader for Waikato/Bay of Plenty to proactively lead SCNZ’s movement and strategy within the region toward the vision of a placed Sports Chaplain for every sports community.

We are looking for someone who can build on the excellent work that others in the region have already begun, taking SCNZ in this region to the next level. You will need to adopt new leadership structures to accomodate growth, have a caring concern for those you lead, and have faith in God for funding.​​​​​​​

Aotearoa Sports Sunday 2024
Each year, Sports Chaplaincy New Zealand collaborates with Global Sports Sunday - a call for churches to express God’s love for people in sport through prayer/karakia.

This year we are holding Aotearoa Sports Sunday on the 19th of May. Are you ready to get in the game?!​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Sports Chaplaincy Training

2024 Online Training Dates
Each cohort journeys together through the course through attending online meetings and discussions during the period of the course. Online meetings and discussions give trainees opportunity to meet others in the course, encourage one another and share learnings. Working together each cohort has 3 months to complete the course.

Expressions of interest are being taken for the 2024 training cohorts.

Cohort 3 starts: 13 May 2024
(expressions of interest closing 6 May 2024)

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

2024 Workshop Dates

Cambridge: 4 May 2024
Cambridge Baptist Church, 58 Queen Street, Cambridge
Time: 8:30am to 4:30pm

Auckland: 8 June 2024
Venue: Windsor Park Baptist Church, 550 East Coast Road, Mairangi Bay, Auckland
Time: 8:30am to 4:30pm

Wellington: 22 June 2024
The Salvation Army Headquarters, 202-204 Cuba Street, Wellington 6011
​​​​​​​Time: 8:30am to 4:30pm

Inspirational Reflections

These reflections have been written with the aim of encouraging people to find more than just sporting success in this life. Written inhouse, these reflections are built upon the wisdom found in the Word of God, and are released every two weeks.

​​​​​​Positive Initiatives in New Zealand Sport

Balance is Better

We applaud Sport New Zealand's initiative 'Balance is Better' that is advocating for balance in youth sport.  You can visit the Balance is Better website using the link below and sign up to receive information on the benefits to youth for having balance in the sport they play, the emphasis on high performance and the amount of training.

New Zealand Rugby League's 'The Kiwi Way' 

New Zealand Rugby League are promoting wellbeing among its players, coaches and whanau through its wellbeing model, 'The Kiwi Way'. A discussion between former league players Ali Lauitiiti, Sione Faumuina, NZRL Wellbeing Manager Carmen Taplin and Pastor Cliff Thompson is on our Facebook page.

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