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.

The Annual Marriotts Hadlee Sports Awards

In 2012, The Sir Richard Hadlee Sports Trust partnered with Sport Canterbury to celebrate Canterbury's finest sporting achievements, and together they have teamed up to create a unique annual 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, and the most recent events have been held at the magnificent Wigram Air Force Museum, Christchurch. The event attracts around 700 guests, and tickets are always available from Sport Canterbury on (03) 373-5043 or your own Regional Sports Organisation.

Events are announced, well in advance, across all available media.

SRHST Charity Golf Day 2016

The inaugural golf day was an outstanding success with 22 teams participating at the beautiful Pegasus Golf and Sports Club. Significant funds were raised and our thanks go out to our Team and Hole sponsors and those who provided prizes. The feedback from those who participated was extremely positive with 10 teams already indicating their interest in next year’s tournament.

For information about the Golf Day in 2017 please contact the trust.

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