A Harbour Secondary School Sport initiative is enabling students by setting up their own in-school social sport leagues for the past two years as part of a KiwiSport funded project led by the Harbour Student Sports Council. The project is student led with support provided from the sports department of the schools participating. The ‘Stay n’ Play’ project and Westlake Boys High School – Social Football League (BPL) have provided insights for the development of this intra-school sport project.
The aim of this project is for the student sports council representatives to lead and create their own opportunities to encourage more students to play sport at their school. They have been tasked with engaging new participants by either introducing a new sport or modified version of the sport while making it a fun and social environment. The student sports council representatives have been able to develop valuable leadership skills while managing the delivery of their project.