American Football

The Nelson American Football Club Inc (NAFC) was founded in 2015 and is affiliated with the governing national body, The New Zealand American Football Federation (NZAFF). NAFC operates as the first and currently only official American Football club in the Tasman region. 

The Nelson representative team, known as The Nelson Honey Badgers, is one of the power houses for flag football in New Zealand. Their coaching staff have a wealth of experience and knowledge, resulting in some of the best technically skilled players in the country.

The Club currently caters to players aged 14 and up, both male and female, with further plans for junior and senior programs in the near future. NAFC also seek to expand and develop their relationships with clubs in other regions and are currently working with clubs all over the country to offer more games and opportunities to players.

Play American Football

Contact: The Nelson American Football Club Inc

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Walking Netball

Walking Netball is for anyone who wants to keep active and enjoy the game without the worry of having to run or jump. New mums, parents, grandparents - Walking Netball is open to all ages.

Cost: $3 each session (cash only - no eftpos)

When: every Tuesday from 10:45am-11:45am inside Saxton Stadium

There is a big emphasis on keeping it fun and social. The format will be some skill activities followed by mini games then on to full court games.  

No previous playing ability required. Just turn up in your active wear and do what you can!!

Walking Netball

Contact: Nelson Netball Centre

Walking Netball

Saxton Seniors Walking

Saxton Seniors is an Indoor Walking and Circuit Group run by Sport Tasman. It gives members a safe place to walk, with the option of participating in a 30minutes shape-up class. The class works to improve strength and balance and can be modified to suit all levels and abilities. Classes are every Tuesday and Thursday from 9.30am-10.30am. Cost $5 per session. First session is free! 


Saxton Seniors Walking

Contact: Sport Tasman

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Thai Chi

Tai Chi is on every Thursday in the Netball Pavillion.

10am - beginners class
11am - intermediate class

10 week course, term time only.
Booking essential with Anne-Marie on 027 271 3323


Tai Chi

Contact: Anne-Marie Fowke-Stayne

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Dru Yoga

Dru Yoga is on every Monday and Friday, 10.30am - 12.00pm in the Netball Pavilion.  


Dru Yoga

Contact: Fiona

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Inclusive Sport

The Inclusive Sport programmes are primarily, but not exclusively, for participants with supported learning needs. Siblings and others are also welcome to participate. It is all about working with your ability and improving your skills in a fun and positive environment.  

Programmes include; Multi-Sport, Hook in to Hockey and Mighty Hoops Basketball programmes for young adults, Junior Jammers Basketball and Active8Kids programmes for children aged 5-12, as well as the Fulton Hogan Basketball League for participants aged 12 years and above.


Contact Inclusive Sport Trust

Contact: Inclusive Sport Trust

Inclusive Sports Trust