At Caltex, we want to bring feel good moments to our communities which is why we are proud to partner with The New Zealand Sport Collective (NZSC).
The NZSC is an organisation focused on helping make sport more accessible for young people, by removing the barriers and increasing exposure to a wide range of sports across Aotearoa New Zealand.
Together Caltex and the NZSC aim to increase participation in the wide range of sports available to secondary school students, from Curling to Rugby 7’s, Diving to Basketball and everything in between!
We’re supporting secondary schools from all around New Zealand with their sporting endeavours, as well as a number of National Sport Organizations who run secondary school tournaments nationwide.
Sport has many benefits for kids of all ages. It’s a great way to stay fit and healthy, and also helps kids develop confidence, social skills and improve energy levels.
However, many barriers exist for young people to participate in sport such as the cost of fuel and transport.
"We have recently lost all of our school vans to flooding, so fuel costs have risen considerably as more private cars and vehicles are being used to take our students out of school to attend sporting and other events."
As a brand that has been part of New Zealand communities for more than 85 years, our participating independent locally owned retailers are teaming up with a local secondary school of their choice and providing $1,000 worth of Caltex StarCash cards to help fuel their sporting endeavours. We know that travel to tournaments and training can be challenging and this is a barrier we are delighted to help reduce.
A huge thank you to all of the Caltex stations that have put their hands up to help their local school and who have helped make this programme possible! It’s been great to see some positive feedback from our community already:
"Thank you for making such an honourable gesture. We have many students whose parents struggle to afford to transport them to weekend sport and school tournaments, so these vouchers would be very welcome."
You can support secondary school sport and the students involved by watching, cheering them on, or even enquiring at your local school about whether they need any volunteers for games and tournaments — all while encouraging others to do so too!
Check out live streams and more for secondary school events on the Sky Sport Next YouTube channel — a great way to keep up with the play wherever you are in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Want to nominate a school for a fuel voucher? Eaaasy! First, feel free to email Caltex with the details of the secondary school you’d like Caltex to support. At this stage, the Caltex and NZSC partnership is focused on secondary schools only.