From the CEO's Desk

Drugs and the problem of "Big-orexia" in school sport 19th Nov 2013 - In this article from the November issue of the ASSHA Principals Newsletter, Chief Executive Manoj Daji discusses the furore from across the Tasman earlier this year and suggests the NZ sports sector as a whole needs to unite and be proactive in its approach to educating students and athletes at a young age about the dangers of drug use to enhance athletic performance. - Read more... By Manoj Daji
The Future of School and Community Sport in the UK 26th Sep 2013 - In this report from The SMITH INSTITUTE the institute looks at how to create a consensus for school and community sport that delivers continued, sustained benefits for future generations post London 2012.
Getting kids active. Good practice principles for children and young people. 24th Sep 2013 - Getting kids active by participating in sport and doing it more often, focusing on what matters. Good practice principles children and young people in sport and recreation.
Full Rugby Poll 2013 24th Sep 2013 - Results & Comments
CEO Solution to Achieving Rugby Parity in Schools 29th Jul 2013 - I am very concerned at the budget amounts suggested in the 29 July 2013 NZ Herald article on First XV Rugby on a number of levels. In this opinion piece I discuss some of the issues and will offer six solutions to achieving parity in the competition. By Manoj Daji
Open Opinion Letter to Sir John Kirwan and the Blues 6th Mar 2013 - Open Opinion Letter to Sir John Kirwan and the Blues
Parental Pressure and Material Advantage hinder budding ASSHA Olympians 24th Jul 2012 - In this opinion piece Chief Executive Manoj Daji discusses whether the key to athletic success may be failure by young athletes and whether parental pressure and material advantage may be more of a hindrance than help.
Long Term Athlete Development 15th May 2012 - Long Term Athlete Development
USA National association for Sport and PE 15th May 2012 - USA National association for Sport and PE – Position Statement
Just Let the Kids Play 13th Feb 2012 - 2007 Article - All work and no play How do you best support and encourage an athletic child? "Just let the kids play", writes Manoj Daji, CEO of College Sport, High Performance Coach
Are You a Healthy Coach? 13th Feb 2012 - 2007 Article - How many sports coaches have you observed who appear not to be walking the talk when it comes to healthy lifestyle, fitness and nutrition?
A Noble Cause 13th Feb 2012 - 2009 Article - College Sport Auckland CEO Manoj Daji writes of the importance of new to school limits in the protection of the even playing field.
Lessons for Schools in the Melbourne Storm 13th Feb 2012 - 2010 Article - The lastest storm from over the Tasman provides secondary school sport in New Zealand with a timely reminder of the damage done to competitions and in the bigger picture sport when either mechanisms are not in place to protect an even playing field or when schools misunderstand their core sport purposes.
Lessons from British Riots 13th Feb 2012 - 2011 Article - In the last few weeks i have felt a surge of nationalism as RWC has descended upon us and touch wood we are witnessing scenes of packed and happy stadiums where supporters of all participating countries are mostly getting on famously.
Advice for Labour 13th Feb 2012 - 2011 Article - College Sport Auckland CEO has reservations about the recently released Labour Sport and Recreation policy and specifically the call for early midweek finishing in secondary schools nationwide to boost sports participation.
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