Game Plan AKL - empowering young people through sport and recreation

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Game Plan AKL is a new fund which will enable select Year 9 students direct access to their chosen sport and recreation activity.


Evidence tells us that cost is one of the greatest barriers to access sport and recreation for young people in Auckland. Game Plan AKL aims to tackle this challenge, so less young people are missing out on the benefits of being involved in physical activity.

The fund sees Year 9 students, meeting set criteria, eligible to receive a five year grant whereby they receive up to $1,000 per annum to support their participation in their chosen physical activity. The selected young people are keen to be active but face barriers to do so.

This could see students choosing to play hockey, hip hop dancing or have a 12-month membership at a nearby gym – ultimately the ‘what’ is determined by the young person.

Game Plan AKL Ambassador Dame Valerie Adams says: "We believe in the power of giving and making a difference in the lives of young people. We know the health and wellbeing benefits that come from being active regularly. It doesn’t just help young Aucklanders; it also helps their family, friends, and the wider community.”

Every little bit helps towards supporting the 2025 cohort of young people realise their potential and enjoy sport and recreation and all its benefits!

About us

Game Plan AKL sees 100 Year 9 students from 10 selected Auckland schools participate in sport & recreation activities of their choice. Each young person will receive $1k per year for 5 years, giving them sport & recreation access previously not possible.

Use of funds

For some it will enable equipment, uniforms or fees for their favourite sports. For others it may help with transport to the dance studio, hip hop rehearsals, gym shoes or a bag for martial arts gear. The 'what' will depend on the young person's choice

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Latest donations

Kylie on 15 Nov 2023

Thank you for supporting Game Plan AKL and Auckland's young people!

qi on 13 Nov 2023

Thank you for supporting Game Plan AKL and helping more young people enjoy sport and recreation!

Izelle on 12 Nov 2023

Thank you for supporting Game Plan AKL and Auckland's young people!

Jodi on 11 Nov 2023

Thank you very much for supporting Game Plan AKL Jodi! This is going to make a huge difference in the lives of these young people. We really appreciate your support.

Nick on 10 Nov 2023

Thank you for supporting Game Plan AKL - your generosity will make a real difference for these young people!


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This campaign started on 8 Nov 2023 and ended on 16 Nov 2023.