Upper Hutt



Our Sport programmes are a great community service offered by the YMCA for young people across the region. Our leagues have proved very popular with over 10,000 total participants each year and offer numerous benefits including keeping fit, improving coordination, developing skills, building teamwork and developing a healthy competitive spirit all in a fun environment. We work closely through partnerships with local sporting organisations like Capital Basketball and Capital City Volleyball to deliver a quality programmes and offer pathways for further development

At YMCA we offer a variety of sports that your child’s school can be involved in including basketball, indoor soccer, flag football and lots more.  Junior Leagues are based at Te Rauparaha Arena in Porirua and both the YMCA’s in Upper Hutt and Masterton which means we can offer various leagues throughout the year.

These leagues offer the perfect opportunity to challenge your kids and students and keep up their fitness in a fun and social environment.

We would like to see as many schools participating as possible, however, a degree of first come first served will need to apply as numbers are limited.


In Porirua the Y offers a variety of sports that your child’s school can be involved in…

Kiwi Volley rules: We’ll start all  grades with an elimination style of Volleyball, where teams catch and throw the ball over the net if the ball hits the ground a player is eliminated from the court. Play continues until one team has eliminated all the opponents from the opposition then they are awarded a point. We want tamariki to be successful and enjoy the sport they play, we will provide support and coaching from the umpire and as tamariki improve theirs skills we’ll add more volley rules and included sets and spikes as the group progresses.  Note Year 7-8 teams play with 6 players on the court.

Basketball/ Miniball rules: We look forward to Term 3-4’s Summer Basketball season it’s always been a popular sport. We follow the basic rules of  basketball however we have different rules for each year grade below in the table is the links for detailed versions. Note Year 1-2 and year 3-4 teams will play on smaller size courts and play with 4 players per side, coloured arm bands are worn by these age group. Most games will consist of two 10 minute halves with a one minute half time.


Porirua Junior Sports Leagues has a new tiered pricing system for schools in 2021 wanting to participate in our sports leagues. This will allow schools to choose the price that works best for them. Traditionally, we have only offered a subsidised rate to ensure access for as many young people and whanau as possible. This rate does not ultimately cover all the Y’s costs and thus we have supported this with community funding and support of the Y’s other programmes. In 2021 through a new partnership with Sport Wellington and Sport NZ’s Tu Manawa Active Aotearoa Fund we will continue to offer this heavily subsidised rate and now include other options for your consideration that meet the need of your community so no tamariki miss out due to cost.

Click here for more info on our tiered pricing.

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The Y in Masterton is fast becoming the home of basketball in the Wairarapa with both kids social and whanau leagues, training programmes and other basketball services. In 2020 we are offering futsal, volleyball and a number of other initiatives to get active at the Y

Kiwi Hoops & Kiwi Volley

Kiwi Hoops provides a personal development to learn the fundamental basketball skills through game-based activities.

In our Kiwi Volleyball programme, we focus on teaching essential volleyball skills through fun interactive games. The skills taught will include proper techniques to be able to dig, set and serve a volleyball. Keeping them engaged in enjoying the fundamentals is an essential part of our programme.


When: Wednesdays Starting 2nd March – 30th March

$30 per child

3.45pm/ 35MINS – 5-7yr olds

4.30pm/ 40MINS – 8-10yr olds

**limited spaces

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Kia Kaha Ake

Kia Kaha Ake is a programme designed for all tamariki aged 0-5 to learn fundamental movement skills through free play.

For further information please contact Lisa on:

Phone: 06 3775499

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If you would like to contact us about any of our Upper Hutt Sports Programmes, click on the link below to send us an email.

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When school is out, the Y is in! The Y offers a range of recreational based kids programming available throughout the year. Our programmes create fun, safe, fun-filled environments for kids to grow in body mind and spirit. Our values of caring, respect, honesty and responsibility are paramount to the delivery of our programmes.


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