Connecting sport to business

About Us

Vision: To connect sport with business enabling athletes and sports to achieve on the world stage.

SportConnect combines Hamish Carter’s experience of what it takes to be successful in the business of sport and the journey to becoming an Olympic champion, with Marisa Carter’s experience of working in media and sport sponsorship.

Together they have worked to create a company with a unique and clear understanding of what is needed to successfully connect sport and business.

Why is Sport Important

Our passion is sport, but it is important because of the emotional connection it forms with New Zealander’s coupled with the patriotism it creates.

Sport can demonstrate the many qualities required to achieve, not only as an athlete, but as a person:

  • Clear Goals
  • Creating a Plan
  • Building a Support Network
  • Self Discipline
  • Respect
  • Healthy Competition
  • Resilience
  • Focus and Determination
  • Professionalism
  • Boundaries

We love sport, but we love seeing New Zealanders achieve and want to celebrate all success.

Sky Next

SKY NEXT is an initiative supporting the NEXT generation of young, talented kiwis athletes on their epic journey to succeed, through a partnership with SKY Television.

As a kiwi company and New Zealand’s home of sport SKY Television are incredibly passionate about our athletes achieving on the world stage. The programme was was born from an idea originally put forward in 2011 and has evolved to become SKY Next. It provides funding, professional support and promotion for up-and-coming athletes.

We work alongside young athletes, facilitating and enabling them to reach their full potential. SKY aims to share their amazing journeys and their tremendous dedication as they strive for worldwide success.

GET INSPIRED AND FOLLOW THEIR NEXT STEPS www.sky.co.nz/skynext

Athlete Management

SportConnect offers professional services to athletes which supports their ability to achieve their potential, while developing their personal brand through commercial relationships.

Our goal is to enable an athlete to build a professional platform, which is managed during their racing career, and provide them with skills beyond their sport.
  • Sponsorship Agreements
  • Management
  • Speaking Engagements
  • Personal Brand Development

Lisa Carrington
Kayaking

  • 2013 Gold World Champs – K1200
  • 2013 Bronze World Champs – K1500
  • 2012 Gold – LONDON OLYMPIC GAMES
  • 2011 Gold World Champs K1200
  • 2011 & 2012 Finalist NZ Sports Woman of the Year

Ethan Mitchell
Cyclist

  • 2014 Gold World Champs - Team Sprint
  • 2013 Silver at the World Track Cycling champs – Team Sprint
  • 2012 5th at the London Olympics – Team Sprint
  • 2010 Silver at Commonwealth Games – Team Sprint

Sam Webster Track Cyclist

  • 2014 Gold World Champs - Team Sprint
  • 2013 Silver at the World Track Cycling champs – Team Sprint
  • 2012 5th at the London Olympics – Team Sprint
  • 2010 Silver at Commonwealth Games – Team Sprint

Sport/Event consulting

We extend our expertise to advise on any sport Sponsorship of endorsement.

Work to date includes:

  • BMX World Championships Vector Arena 2013 – Event Sponsorship
  • Kellogg’s NZ – 2011 – Endorsement – Jonah Lomu Pack Competition

Contact us

Marisa Carter
Director
marisa@sportconnect.co.nz
09 630 6072
021 654 373
Hamish Carter
Director
hamish@sportconnect.co.nz