• Participation

    Everyone who wants to play, gets to play

  • Leadership

    Empowering young females to empower others

  • Growth

    Offering the opportunity to be the best you, you can be

Forward Foundation is a New Zealand registered charity, founded in 2012. Our mission is to assist young females by creating development and leadership opportunities in a sporting environment. Our programmes are designed to increase participation, leadership and education levels of girls involved in or by involving them in sport and recreation.

Originally, we set out to help grow girls through rugby as a way of offering them more opportunity. We quickly realised that our initiatives could benefit more girls in New Zealand by reaching out to more sports, and that our programmes offered a powerful way to develop young girls as people, leaders and that they could contribute to their local communities if given the right support. Since 2012, we have developed three core programmes; Combined Sports teams, the Ambassador Programme and Not-So-Sports Club.