- 18 Sep 2018
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18 September 2018
New Zealand Olympic Committee
After winning the 2015 IOC Women in Sport World award, the New Zealand Olympic Committee (NZOC) invested its “winnings’ in a new project – a leadership programme for retired female Olympians. A group of female Olympians recently graduated from this initiative, which is designed to help athletes transition from sports performance to sports leadership. The New Zealand Women's Sports Leadership Academy (WSLA NZ) was launched in 2017, with 18 Olympians involved in the first edition of the 18-month programme. Alongside the opportunity to develop their leadership competencies over four workshops, the Academy also links the participants into a global network of female leaders in sport. The presentations covered issues relating to women in sport, including coaching, governance, high performance, and visibility of women in sport. The programme will be run again in 2019. Full details here.
26 June 2018
To mark World Refugee Day on 20 June, the New Zealand NOC organised an Olympic Refugee Sport Day event, in which around 300 young refugees and students from a refugee background took part. The event gave refugees aged between 11 and 18 the opportunity to get involved in sport and meet some of New Zealand’s Olympic athletes at a “have a go” sports day. Some of the participants came from schools in Auckland, while others who had recently arrived in the country came from the refugee camp in Mangere. The opening ceremony was attended by MP Golriz Ghahraman, who herself arrived in New Zealand as a child asylum seeker. More details here.