Fundamental Movement Skills is a government-funded initiative to promote sport for school-aged children.

The project is funded by Sport New Zealand and administered through regional sports trusts. Sport Wellington's KiwiSport plan has identified a need for improvement in basic or fundamental movement skills in primary-aged children. The aim is to provide an overall skills base which provides a grounding for all physical activity.

The aim of Fundamental Movement Skills is to:

  • Increase the number of school-aged children participating in organised sport    
  • Increase the availability and accessibility of sport opportunities for all school-aged children    
  • Support children in developing skills that will enable them to participate effectively in sport

Download the KiwiSport Leaflet - Giving Kids a Sporting Chance [PDF, 2.4 MB] leaflet

Project Leader - Hutt City Council

The Fundamental Movement Skills Project is led and administered by Hutt City Council and funded through Sport Wellington. The original proposal was part of Hutt City's Active Recreation and Sport Strategy to increase participation and build effective local providers. When the proposal was put to Sport Wellington, Council was asked to consider delivering the project as part of a wider regional plan. The project was launched in Lower Hutt schools and has since been extended  to incorporate the whole of the Greater Wellington region.

Looking for Funders

Hutt City Council is looking for sponsors so this great project can continue to be offered to our schools.

For information on how you can contribute please contact the Sport Relationship Manager on 04 560 0311 or 027 702 5263, or email