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Sportsville Hutt City is a partnership project led by Hutt City Council and supported by SPARC, Sport Wellington, NZ Community Trust & Pelorus Trust. The purpose of the Sportsville project is to create sports communities that make it easier for clubs to attract new members, offer new programmes and control operational costs by pooling resources.
The focus is on collaboration, not amalgamation. Each club still retains its history and identity, now within a strong and supportive network. There are several Sportsville projects proposed for different regions around New Zealand.
Fraser Park Sportsville was launched in September 2009. The Fraser Park Sportsville founding clubs signed the Sportsville constitution in April 2010, signalling their commitment to the partnership. In June 2010, an independent Board was appointed to lead the organisation.
RICOH were confirmed as name sponsor in May 2018 and have helped contribute to the build and development of the centre, making it a regionally and nationally significant precinct for sport, recreation and other community activities.
Fraser Park Sportsville and the RICOH Sports Centre were officially opened in March 2019 by Mayor Ray Wallace.