About us

What we do

The John Walker Find Your Field of Dreams Foundation is a not for profit charitable trust, aimed at encouraging the young people of Auckland’s area of greatest need to pursue a more active lifestyle through sport and physical recreation that would lead to a fitter, healthier and more caring community.

The Foundation was born out of a vision to bring about a positive change by providing every young person the opportunity to participate in an active, healthy lifestyle through sports and other forms of physical activity. We believe this will produce fit, healthy and active young people who will make positive choices, daring to pursue their dreams and maximising their potential for positive, fulfilling lives.

We want to engage our at-risk young people to embrace new activities, challenge them to get off the couch or street, and start down the active and healthy journey that sport offers. We believe this will encourage our young people to become prosperous citizens, connected with and committed to their community.

We believe that given the opportunity, more of our youngsters have the potential to become future sporting champions. We want to identify those talented young people who, with support and encouragement, could follow in the footsteps of Auckland’s many sporting greats and accomplish their own extraordinary feats.

Working together with the many schools, clubs, sponsors and organisations in the community, we are confident that we can build greater social cohesion and community pride and turn around some of the negative stereotypes associated with Auckland’s areas of greatest need, creating a safer and healthier city.

We are determined to make a difference.

Our vision is to Create a lifetime of opportunities for young people by  making a positive impact on their lives by providing accessible sports and physical recreation experiences. This promote character development, life enhancing values, good health and community cohesion.

How we work

The Foundation is a charitable trust founded by Sir John Walker.

We raise funds to run our 8 programmes. We add value to existing programmes and facilitate the development of new ones. Programmes will be delivered across Auckland’s areas of great need through a partnership between the council, NGOs, government agencies and business.

Strategic goals

  • To encourage youth’s long term engagement in sport and physical recreation.
  • To develop future sporting champions
  • To build confidence, self-esteem and pride through participation in sport and physical recreation.
  • To work in partnership with the health, education, sports and physical recreation sectors and the community
  • To promote health and well-being.
  • Encourage positive social behaviour through sport and recreation.
  • To inspire young people through connection with sporting personalities.
  • Long term financial sustainability.
  • Raise public profile and brand awareness.
  • To grow FYFOD programmes for the benefit of all young people in NZ.

We need your help

To be able to run our programmes and develop new ones, we need the support from people and businesses who want to make a difference for young Aucklanders. Your contribution will go a long way to keep our programmes alive.

Support us

Annual Reports

FYFOD-Performance-Report-2020
FYFOD-Performance-Report-2019
FYFOD-Annual-Report-2017-2018

Meet our partners

We’re proud to partner with great businesses, Auckland council and local boards, NGOs and government agencies. Please contact us if you are interested to join this impressive list.

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