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Sports Inclusivity Fund

Sports Inclusivity Fund

Following the March 15 terror attacks, Canterbury’s sporting communities were devastated. Members, family and friends were suddenly gone, were injured or were facing overwhelming long-term emotional pain.

Sport Canterbury, Sport New Zealand and the Minister for Sport wanted to do something to support New Zealand’s Muslim communities. They saw an opportunity to harness the emotion of the nation – to use sport as a vehicle to help increase the inclusion of ethnic minorities within New Zealand communities.

Football and cricket, sports played and enjoyed globally by diverse ethnicities, appeared a logical place to start. As a way to increase inclusivity, Sport Canterbury, Sport New Zealand and the Christchurch City Council are supporting greater participation in sport and physical activity amongst Christchurch’s Muslim communities.

We’ve all teamed together to create sporting and physical activity initiatives that facilitate sustainable, long-term benefits for Muslim communities. You can help too. By donating to this fund, you’ll help create a climate of inclusion, fun and comradery on fields and sports grounds within our communities.

Whether or not you’re cheering on the sidelines each weekend or getting amongst it on the field – you can always get involved with your donation. Let’s play!

Thank you.