Do you want to learn the ins and outs of navigating the school sport system to make a lasting impact?
Schools are a key environment for rangatahi in sport, and it can be challenging at times for clubs or sports codes to offer their opportunity through schools. If you’re a community sport club or organisation looking to build strong partnerships with local schools, this webinar replay is specifically for you.
We shared expert insights on what clubs and community sport organisations need to know about schools, including how to effectively communicate your club’s mission and programmes and how to create mutually beneficial opportunities.
About the guests:
Mike Summerell – School Sport NZ
Mike is the Chief Executive of School Sport NZ. He has worked in the school sport and education sector for the last 15 years. A former Physical Education and Health teacher, he moved into the sport administration sector in 2013 as the Regional Sport Director for Taranaki. He has since held various roles with School Sport NZ.
Gregor Fountain – Sport NZ
Gregor is Sport NZ’s Strategic Engagement Manager. In this role, he supports Sport NZ and its partners to effectively engage with the education sector. Prior to joining Sport NZ, Gregor had more than 25 years as a secondary school teacher and leader. He was the Principal of Paraparaumu College (2013-2018) and Wellington College (2018-2021).
Roger Wood – Sport NZ
Roger Wood is the Rangatahi Lead for Sport NZ, responsible for advising Sport NZ and sector organisations about the provision of quality sport and active recreation experiences for 12-18 year-olds.
He currently works in the secondary school sport area, understanding youth insights and research, and manages the operation of the Tū Manawa Active Aotearoa fund. Roger is also part of the Active As secondary school project team and oversees the Regional Sports Director network.