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 subsequently gave loyal service for almost 24 years. His contribution has helped make the Trust successful in supporting young sportspeople who are in hardship or need, and he will indeed be sorely missed by his fellow trustees and business associates.

The Marriotts Hadlee Sports Awards

The Sir Richard Hadlee Sports Trust has partnered with Sport Canterbury to celebrate Canterbury's sporting achievements. The organisations have teamed up to create a unique event which gives Canterbury's sporting community, and the public, a chance to celebrate sporting excellence  —  from grass roots to elite levels.

The annual Marriotts Hadlee Sports Awards are a fantastic celebration of Canterbury's sporting achievements. For details regarding up-coming events please contact Sport Canterbury directly on (03) 373-5043.

Sir Richard's famous bowling action

Supporting Cantabrian endeavours to achieve excellence in regional, national and international sport

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