2019 Annual Report
2019 saw the launch of our rebrand to dsport. This rebrand was timed to celebrate of our 50th anniversary. Over my years being involved in this organisation I have witnessed the incredible and powerful influence sport has on people’s lives. For me, the rebrand was more than just a name change. It represents an acknowledgement of what we do, who we are, and also signals where we want to be moving forward. Engaging members of our Youth Group in this rebrand was essential as they are in the future out our organisation. I am pleased to see the enthusiasm and commitment in our members who proudly wear their dsport kit. For me, this represents the success of our decision.
Leveraging the rebrand, our Manager Catriona McBean, continued to advocate for us with many key decision-makers including Grant Robertson, Minister of Sport; Carmel Sepuloni, Minister of Disability Issues; local Rongotai MP Paul Eagle; and representatives from Ministry of Education, Ministry of Health, ACC and Wellington City Council.
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the dsport Committee; our volunteers who assist our athletes; family and whanau who provide invaluable emotional and sometimes financial support; and our talented staff who keep our organisation delivering our wonderful programmes and activities.
I invite you to read this year’s report as we celebrate the successes of our teams, athletes and members, not only on the playing field, but in many other aspects of their lives.