3 Sep 2019

Five big sports pledge to bring fun back to the field

From Morning Report, 7:47 am on 3 September 2019

The shrinking numbers of young people playing sport is prompting a shake up by leading New Zealand codes.

Sport New Zealand is spearheading a programme to bring fun and development back into sport, to combat the negative experiences it says too many young people are having and which are driving them away from sport.

Rugby, netball, cricket, football and hockey are pledging to change their ways.

Jennie Wyllie from Netball New Zealand and David White from Cricket New Zealand spoke to Susie Ferguson about getting kids engaged in sports.