The Waiheke Recreation Centre is a central asset to the local Waiheke community for sports and recreation. It’s the only indoor sporting facility on the island and is a very popular asset during the Winter months.
Built in 1991 by Auckland City Council, it’s run on a Not For Profit / Charitable basis on a “shared usage” model. During the day, the local High School has exclusive usage. After 4pm, at weekends & during school holidays, it becomes a public facility where a number of User Groups run and manage regular indoor sporting events – These are all publicly accessible – everything from basketball, to netball, indoor 5-a-side football to gymnastics, martial arts and more.
The Waiheke Rec Centre is managed by the Waiheke Recreation Centre Trust (WRCT) – a not-for-profit, registered charity organisation in New Zealand. The trust is made up of trustees (volunteers) who represent the various User groups, Waiheke High School and the Local Board (see below).
WRCT Aims & Goals
One of the Trust’s missions is to increase public usage of the facility through marketing and awareness campaigns. We are committed to supporting User Groups who wish to increase their membership base and participation. In this respect, we recently launched this website, along with a new Facebook page and will be undertaking further steps such as engaging with local media outlets to spread the word.
Another key element to our current mission is to ensure the Centre has a robust strategic plan in place for the future governance and direction of the facility. In this respect, we have recently embarked on an extensive process to determine how best to construct and implement such a plan. This involves researching and visiting other Auckland based Recreation Centre’s to understand how others’ are doing it, leveraging Auckland City Council guidance and consultation and of course, entering into dialogue with all stakeholders. We envisage this process will be complete by end of 2016.
Ultimately, the volunteers that make up the trust are involved because they want to see the centre perform well for the community and all users. The mantra “Use It Or Lose It” is indeed a powerful one. The Rec Centre does face challenges, and its long-term survival is, to a large degree, up to the community.
Thank you for your interest in the Waiheke Recreation Centre Trust.
Waiheke Recreation Centre Trust Board of Trustees
|Trustees of WRCT||Group||Ph Contact|
|Mark Hewett (chair)||firstname.lastname@example.org||Basketball||021950735 / 37230303|
|Ardie Aoinaemail@example.com||Youth Centre||0296501038|
|Jude Youngfirstname.lastname@example.org||High School||0274132203 / 093719000|
|Trudie Jamiesonemail@example.com||High School||372 9638 / 0273725191|
|Rebecca Rosefirstname.lastname@example.org||High School||021857212|
|Mathew Jacombemail@example.com||High School||0211104160|
|Katya Seavill (accounts)||firstname.lastname@example.org|