The ALL NEW High Wire Charitable Trust (HWCT) Gymnasium is an extension of the outdoor pursuit’s centre that provides programmes for “at risk” youth in South Auckland, where a need for a gymnasium was identified to establish indoor physical pursuits as well.
The Gymnasium was constructed over the period of 2014-2015 and officially opened in 2016. The gym itself is equipped with a large court area lined for specific sports such as basketball and netball, supported with bleacher chairs and an upper level viewing platform for hosting games. (Other features include a small but extensive weight room, team room, office space, mini kitchen and medical room.) The HWCT Gymnasium is located right next door to our High Wire Papakura Head Quarters, at 7 Dent Place, Red Hill Papakura, and used primarily for recreational purposes for HWCT Programmes.
Sports & Recreation
The HWCT are proud supporters of both local and national sporting teams and organizations, and are committed to strengthening our community and youth development through Sports and Recreation.
HWCT was a main sponsor for the new elite “Northern Stars” netball team, participating in ANZ Premiership League during their 2017/2018 campaign.
In season, the HWCT Gymnasium was used as the Northern Stars home turf, in this time HWCT proudly supported the “Highwire Northern Comets” (development squad) as they competed in the 2017/2018 BEKO league.
Out of season, the HWCT contracted several Northern Stars players to support the local community. The players have enjoyed the opportunity of working with/inspiring young children, whilst promoting sport and netball in the South Auckland community.
International Netball Federation (INF) World Cup Qualifiers – Oceania Netball Tournament April 2018
The High Wire Charitable Trust (HWCT) was the main sponsor of the INF World Cup Qualifiers – Oceania tournament, held at our Phyllis Latour Doyle Gymnasium Sports & Recreation Centre. The following pacific island nations – Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, Cook Islands and PNG, took part in competing, with the top 2 teams automatically qualifying for Netball World Cup 2019, held in the United Kingdom. (The Oceania Regional Qualifying Teams: Samoa and Fiji)
Pacific Nations Academy Scholarship
The High Wire Charitable Trust in partnership with Netball Cook Islands (NCI) have provided a once in a lifetime opportunity for a select number of up and coming netballers from the Cook Islands, Samoa and Tonga to live and train in New Zealand. The academy aims not only to provide specialist netball coaching and fitness training, but also to empower young women with life skills, leadership abilities and academic knowledge. When the girls complete their time in New Zealand, they will have gained both a Work Place First Aid course and a New Zealand Certificate in Sports and Recreation, both of which are internationally recognised qualifications.
Pacific Nations Cup
This event has been initiated by David Hopkins, CEO of Highwire Trust with the support of Netball Cook Islands (NCI), to provide competitive challenges and game time to Pacific island teams. Although, the tournament is not ranked, it is an opportunity for both the Bench Officials/Umpires as well as the wider player base to upskill and gain offshore experience at regional levels.