Promoting and supporting
sport and recreation within
the Selwyn District.

About Us

It is the Trust’s vision to Inspire Participation through Opportunity and Leadership in Selwyn. By doing so the Trust will achieve its mission to enrich people’s lives and community well being through sport and recreation.

The Trust is proud to have a range of vastly experienced personnel guiding its operations and involvements in the Selwyn District.

Inspiring Communities story

Rātā Foundation Community Story – Selwyn focussed

Sport Canterbury Story – Activators focussed



Megan Harlick – Chair

Megan has been part of the Trust as a trustee since 2016. She loves that the Trust encourages children to engage in sport in a non-traditional way, and the fact it is changing the way children relate to sport.

Megan first experienced what the Trust had to offer when she became involved with the Trust as GM of Canterbury Basketball when basketball was included in the first year of the Koru Games. From there she began to learn about the Trust and what it stood for.

Megan has always worked, or taught, in the sporting arena and is currently a lecturer at Ara.


Emma Wilson

Emma comes from a medical background. She is the owner of Leeston Physiotherapy and co-founder of Ellesmere Road Runners. Southland born, Emma has been working in Selwyn since 2005. She has been involved in various sports as a player, coach and administrator and is currently a member of Ellesmere Netball and the Down River Kayak clubs. Emma is a co-founder of Ellesmere Road Runners, completed Coast to Coast 2013 as a kayaker in a team and Challenge Wanaka Half in 2015.


Cameron Blain

Cameron was born and bred in Selwyn, growing up on a mixed cropping farm near Dunsandel.  After completing an Ag. Commerce degree at Lincoln University, he commenced his career as a Rural Manager for the Bank of New Zealand.  Cameron has been involved in a range of team and individual sports all his life playing senior cricket and rugby in his earlier days and more latterly supporting his three young sons in their sporting endeavours whilst trying to sneak in the odd mountain biking or running event when he can.


Lou Hurst

Lou has always been an active sporting participant, enjoying the opportunity in her younger years to give a range of team and individual sports a go. It’s that experience that has seen her become passionate about what the Selwyn Sports Trust does around ensuring children get access to similar opportunities.

A resident of Kirwee, Lou’s greatest sporting achievement is competing in the Geelong Half Ironman. While lately she can be found on the Rogaine circuit.


Executive Officer – Michael Wilson

Michael comes from a primary education background. He has been employed at Selwyn schools and a Selwyn resident since 2007. Michael has been involved in a range of team and individual sports throughout his life, most recently completing the Coast to Coast in a team, being a member of the Lay Associates Bike Challenge cycling team and completing the half distance at Challenge Wanaka. Michael is a co-founder of Ellesmere Road Runners and still actively involved in Ellesmere Rugby as a coach.



Community Team of Activators

We are proud to have launched our Activator program in 2017 in schools throughout Selwyn. Our four Activators are working closely to enhance the physical activity opportunities and experiences for all in their invested schools and their wider communities. Amy, Jono, Josh, Mitch & Jayde can be seen out and about across the Selwyn District every week.