Inspiring a lifelong love of sports

Creating more sporting opportunities for children and young people

New Zealand is a country that loves sports and being active. And we want to make sure that all tamariki and rangitahi have the same opportunities to find a sporting option that's right for them, so they have the best chance to enjoy the benefits of an active and healthy life.

Our work with schools gave us the understanding that right now, not every child and young person has the same opportunities - this could be due to cost, or exposure to the right sport for them, or even simply being given the right space to grow their confidence and learn.

In 2023, after a two-year COVID delay, The Y, in partnership with The John Walker Find your Field of Dreams Foundation, delivered the first sports camps to intermediate-aged tamariki and rangatahi.

We're excited to announce our 2023 camp dates, with an extra week for more schools to take part!

  • 21 - 25 August
  • 4 - 8 September
  • 11 - 15 September
  • 18 - 22 September

2022 Event - Key Stats

With thanks

The Find your Field of Dreams Intermediate Camp 2022 would not have been possible without the generous support of our partners:

Naming Sponsor: John Walker Find Your Field of Dreams Foundation

Additional sponsors:

  • CLMMZ - Tu Manawa Active Aotearoa Funding
  • Potters Masonic Trust
  • Joyce Fisher Charitable Trust
  • Procare Foundation
  • Grassroots Trust
  • Four Winds Foundation
  • Paul Newman's Own Foundation
  • Westfield Manukau - Sentra Group
  • Sir John Campbell Residuary Fund
  • Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board
  • Ōtara-Papatoetoe Local Board
  • Manurewa Local Board
  • Papakura Local Board
  • Howick and Eastern Buses

Want to take part?

If you're a school interested in taking part, or you'd like to support these amazing camps