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SportsMark - (best) practice makes perfect

What is SportsMark?

SportsMark SportsMark has been developed by the Hillary Commission to promote best practice in national sport organisations and to acknowledge excellence and achievement in the sports industry. It allows each organisation to measure its performance against best international practice.

SportsMark is a self-assessment tool that sports organisations use to pinpoint ways to improve the management of their organisation and the services they deliver to their members. It also ensures quality training for players, coaches, officials and managers.

Organisations work through checklists covering all aspects of running a good organisation. Organisations that demonstrate that they have achieved the required standard are awarded SportsMark.

Netball New Zealand receives its SportsMark

SportsMark Awards - and the winner is...

Eight outstandingly managed national sports and active leisure organisations were awarded the SportsMark quality standard at a function in Parliament.

The SportsMarks, presented by the Minister of Sport, Fitness and Leisure Hon Trevor Mallard and Hillary Commission Chairman Sir Brian Lochore, recognise the achievements of the organisations in satisfying the tough criteria required by SportsMark. In the ceremony Commission CEO Peter Dale said that SportsMark was a world first and the recipients could claim to be world leaders in delivering services to their members.

Chris Doig representing NZ Cricket

The bodies honoured are:

Archery New Zealand
Judo New Zealand
New Zealand Cricket
Bowls New Zealand
New Zealand Ski Council
Scouting New Zealand
Netball New Zealand
New Zealand Golf Association

Women's Golf New Zealand and New Zealand Hockey have already received the first SportsMarks, awarded in 1998.

KiwiSport SportsMark

SportsMark is also being applied to KiwiSport to help schools and clubs develop high quality KiwiSport programmes for young people.

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