What is 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.
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New Zealand receives its SportsMark
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
The bodies honoured are:
Chris Doig representing NZ
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.
SportsMark is also being applied to KiwiSport to help schools and clubs develop high quality KiwiSport programmes for young