Throughout the turmoil of the past three years our aim has always been to serve the eastern suburbs in the most effective way possible, celebrating our strengths and working together to overcome the challenges.

Our collective success is plain for all to see – there is a groundswell of support for the clubs, events and programmes we support and deliver, and our community continues to embrace the healthy, active life we promote.

Originally formed to bring New Brighton’s key sports clubs together under one roof, we’ve evolved into an organisation which nurtures and supports our community in numerous ways.

Working alongside the main clubs in the domain, including the New Brighton rugby, softball, netball, and cricket clubs, we provide affordable and accessible sport and recreation programmes for the people of the eastern suburbs. Those programmes are designed to empower the children of our community, encouraging them to become involved in local sport and educating them on the importance of a healthy and active lifestyle. We’re a nimble organisation, able to adapt quickly to meet the ever-evolving needs of the people we serve. Those needs changed in a flash when natural disaster struck in 

2010/11, and we shifted our focus accordingly.  

We're not planners or policy makers, but we are people of action. So we rolled up our sleeves and got busy rebuilding our community, doing whatever we could to increase safety, enhance health and well-being, and improve morale. By recognising the challenges in front of us and working together to overcome them this unique part of the city continues to defy the odds and get stronger. Our land and our buildings may have been damaged, but the spirit and resolve of New Brighton remains unbroken.

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$2 Pool

$2 Pool at Rawhiti School

“$2Pool” allows families of the New Brighton area to have access to a community swimming pool.

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Rawhiti Oscar

Need Afterschool Care? Our Oscar and Winz Certified programme based in New Brighton is aimed to serve the needs of working parents of the area.

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Rawhiti Holiday Programme

The School Holidays are just around the corner! Let ECSRI entertain your child these holidays!

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ECSRI serves three local schools in the New Brighton area ensuring our schools receive specialised physical education lessons on a weekly basis.

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Eastern Junior Touch

Eastern Junior Touch Module

The junior touch module runs from October to March. So register your team and come and enjoy a fantastic season of touch!

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Pre-School Programmes

Physical Education in a pre-school setting

The Pre-school programme is aimed to develop motor skills, coordination and healthy habits for children in the New Brighton area.

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I Love New Brighton

I love New Brighton is an annual event held in Thompson Park to celebrate life in Brighton and the fantastic spirit of the community.

RCSI is on the organising committee and is responsible for the “Sports Zone” which gives the opportunity for local sports clubs to run have a go activities in order to connect local kids with local sports clubs.

The event has been extremely successful the 2014 event that was held on Waitangi day attracted 5000 people to Thompson Park.


Cool stuff we have done.

$1 Pool

The “$1Pool” arose from a need for the children of the New Brighton area to have access to a swimming pool. We received funding to operate over the summer months with a full time Manager – Dougal Holmes – and part time staff – all of whom were qualified surf lifesaving instructors.

We operated outside of school hours – and full time over weekends and during the school holidays. The “$1Pool” attracted over 8000 visits.

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New Brighton Strong

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