The New Zealand Sport Collective (NZSC) is a ground-breaking collaboration between more than 50 sports, created and brought together by Waddell+Associates.

The New Zealand sport sector has a proud history of successfully working together in the high-performance arena – our sports share information and build the collective knowledge to benefit our high performance athletes on the world stage. This collaborative approach has inspired the New Zealand Sport Collective.

Together, our goal as the New Zealand Sport Collective is to grow the reach, engagement of all sport in New Zealand and help reduce the barriers for young people to participate. We will align with and support the many excellent initiatives by a variety of organisations already in this space. Ultimately, we also want to support the sector to build commercial value and sustainability. Together, a more diverse range of sports – the women’s game, non-traditional codes and our promising youth – will have the chance to share their stories, be seen in competition, and help to inspire more Kiwis to play and succeed in sport, their way.

Announcing Sky Sport NEXT

New Zealand sport is set to get a massive boost thanks to a ground-breaking grassroots sport initiative launched today by Sky and Olympian and former America’s Cup sailor Rob Waddell.

More than 50 National Sports Organisations and rights-holders have come together to form the New Zealand Sport Collective, led by Rob Waddell.  Together, they will be part of Sky Sport Next, a platform designed to be a launching pad for some of New Zealand’s most popular grassroots sports and rising young talent.

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Sports that will be seen on Sky Sport NEXT

For more information, contact:

Hana-Rae Seifert,


Waddell + Associates  |