MainPower Primary School Coaching Programme
MainPower provides funding support to enable sport coaching sessions in 42 primary schools throughout North Canterbury and Kaikoura, in conjunction with its partner the North Canterbury Sport & Recreation Trust. The programme's six coaches deliver over 22,000 lessons annually with students benefiting from the structured, skills based programme which teaches fundamental skills through to more sport specific skills, depending on the needs and interest of the school and their students. The programme ignites interest and links to local sports clubs and organisations and provides an opportunity for relationship building, teamwork and personal development in a physical setting.
MainPower seeks to ensure that all primary school children in the region have the opportunity to learn to swim and achieve water safety skills that will equip them with the knowledge of how to survive in the water. Through a partnership with the North Canterbury Sport & Recreation Trust, Kiwi Sport, Southern Trust and the Waimakariri District Council, the MainPower WaiSwim Programme will deliver close to 50,000 swimming lessons to 5,000 children in 2016.
MainPower North Canterbury Sports Awards
In conjunction with sponsorship partner the North Canterbury Sport & Recreation Trust, the MainPower North Canterbury Sports Awards celebrate the region’s best sporting talent. Over 300 guests attend the gala dinner with winners announced in 16 categories, covering all aspects of sport from players to administrators and long term service awards at all levels from grass roots to success at an international level. The MainPower Youth Sports Scholarships are also announced at the event.
MainPower are proud supporters of the EVolocity electric vehicle competition. Funding support enables North Canterbury and Kaikoura secondary schools to participate in the national event. Now in its third year, EVolocity showcases electric vehicles (EV) and smart energy solutions. In 2016, teams from across the country, including four from North Canterbury, took up the challenge to build an electric vehicle to compete against other teams in a range of events including head-to-head drag racing, the endurance relay and parallel parking challenge.