Shooting for gold

05 August 2012

Zane Neemia from the Air Raiders

Community sporting groups, schools and Marae once again have a chance to receive a slice of a $25,000 fund as part of the 2012 Auckland Airport Gold Medal Awards.

The awards are in their third year and aim to develop healthy young people in the Auckland region through sport and fitness by helping groups or teams pay for sporting equipment, coaching or training, travel or accommodation for a sporting event.

Applications opened on August 6 and each submission will be considered under three main areas: whether it addresses a clearly defined need; whether the group has access to other funding; and whether it will benefit the community or club goals.

Preference will be given to applications seeking funding for a particular projects or initiatives that will achieve tangible outcomes.

Previous Gold Medal Award winners include Papatoetoe Association Football Club, Air Raiders Basketball Club (pictured) and Te Rahuitanga Te Kohanga Reo.

Applications close on Sunday September 2 and the winners will be announced informed on Monday September 17 ahead of a special presentation at Auckland Airport on Friday September 28.

Head to for more information or to apply online.