Media Releases | New Zealand Amateur Sport Association Inc.
   

The New Zealand Amateur Sport Association Inc. recommends that all sporting clubs and codes in New Zealand adopt a framework which is similar in effect and reach to "Rowan’s Law", given the concussion risks borne by all sportspeople when competing as amateurs.

 

The New Zealand Amateur Sport Association Inc. fully endorses the outcome of a recent survey of current and past players undertaken by the Otago Rugby Football Union, which revealed that local amateur clubs are where players feel most connected to the game.

 
The New Zealand Amateur Sport Association Inc. encourages all local communities to support their local Harriers Clubs. An article in the press this weekend suggested that some Clubs “… are running towards oblivion as they fail to attract new members and suffer from the growing commercialisation of large-scale social running events”. 

Recent media reports indicating a decrease in sport participation by New Zealanders, is not news to the newly formed New Zealand Amateur Sport Association.

 

The newly formed New Zealand Amateur Sport Association acknowledges the concerns of school principals with the professionalisation of sports in the education system and recommends steps are taken to preserve and promote amateur values.

 
A new organisation has been established by well-known sporting names and community leaders to promote and support amateur sport in New Zealand.