Club Development


The Sport Development Team is committed to a number of broad activities which are designed to enhance the quality and delivery of sport in our community. Our main focus areas are club development, coaching and volunteers.

We work in conjunction with clubs, Regional Sport Organisations (RSOs), National Sport Organisation (NSOs) and schools to assist them to develop systems and structures that will ensure they achieve their goals and are sustainable in the future.

This can include, using capability assessment tools such as:

Sport NZ Sport Compass

The Sport NZ Warrant of Fitness has been replaced by the new Sport NZ Sport Compass.  Please see below for brief information on the Sport Compass tool.

Sport Compass is now publicly available

Sport Compass was made publicly available on 29 September and any organisation can now self-register via

Sport Compass replaced the Organisational Development Tool (ODT) and Club WoF. The focus of this release was a core module for small to medium size organisations, with further modules for larger organisations to follow.

Sport NZ partners should contact regarding special access providing oversight of affiliated organisations - and for further information and advice. Support material and training for mentors are now under development.