Formed in 2000

About the Kauri Club

The Kauri Club was formed in July 2000 by Sport Northland, after a donation to the Trust by the family of the late Garry Frew, the legendary sports editor of the Northern Advocate and icon of Northland sport (inducted as a Northland Legend of Sport).

The objective is to support talented sportspeople in Northland and give them every encouragement to advance their sporting careers and achievements.

The Kauri Club recognises that Northland has a proud sporting history and that we need to do all we can to carry this great tradition on.  It is important that homegrown sporting talent either remains or returns to Northland to build on the history and take it to another level.

Sport Northland has operated the Kauri Club since 2000, giving away over $259,000 to promising Northland sportspeople in their quest to reach national and international standards in their chosen sport.

The Northland Sports Talent Development Panel (NSTDP) involves Regional Sports Organisation (RSOs) to help with identifying promising young sportspeople throughout the region. Through this identification, the NSTDP will be able to see the pathways that these promising young people are committed to, which will give them a broader approach to allocating scholarships.