The Sir Richard Hadlee Sports Trust

The Sir Richard Hadlee Sports Trust is a non-profit charitable trust established by Sir Richard Hadlee in August 1990, immediately after his retirement from a professional cricketing career.

The trust plays an important role in the community by assisting young Cantabrians where hardship prevents them from fulfilling their cultural or sporting endeavours.

Grants and Assistance

The primary focus of the Sir Richard Hadlee Sports Trust is to ensure that young Cantabrians are given the opportunity to fulfill their cultural and sporting goals. Information regarding sponsorship or funding is available here.

In Memory of John Wendelken (Trustee)
08/07/1950 - 05/01/2015

The Trustees of The Sir Richard Hadlee Sports Trust wish to acknowledge the unexpected passing of fellow trustee John Wendelken, and extend our sympathies to John’s family and friends.

John was a founding member of the Trust in 1990, and he has since given loyal service for nearly 24 years.

John’s contribution has helped make the Trust successful in achieving its goals of supporting young sportspeople who are in hardship and in need, and he will be sorely missed.

Mariotts Hadlee Sports Awards

The Sir Richard Hadlee Sports Trust has partnered with Sport Canterbury to recognise Canterbury's sporting achievers.

The two organisations have teamed up to create a unique event that gives the community a chance to celebrate sporting success - from grass roots to elite levels of performance.

The annual sports awards event is a fantastic celebration of Cantabury's sporting achievements and the Mariotts Hadlee Sports Awards for 2014 was no exception. For further details regarding the next sports awards contact Sport Canterbury on 03-3735043.

Mission Statement

The support of individuals under 25, who are in hardship or in need of assistance, to participate in their various disciplines, giving them the opportunity to improve their sporting or cultural performances.

Sir Richard Hadlee presents Imke with a Trust Grant cheque
Sir Richard Hadlee with the ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy 2015