Physical Activity Activators
Introducing Selwyn’s Community Team
We are excited to introduce our Activators charged with enhancing the physical activity opportunities in and for the Selwyn District. You will get to meet them through their direct involvement with your local school.
Our Activators are involved in many initiatives throughout the district. Some of which are listed below; PALs, Sports Spectaculars, Winter and Summer Sport, Fundamental Sports Spectaculars, Teacher PD sessions.
Meet the Team
Amy has grown up in the Selwyn District. She completed a degree in Sport Coaching at the University of Canterbury. After leaving University she worked for Canterbury Netball and the Tactix for 5 years before moving onto Athletics New Zealand as their Coaching Manager. Last year she worked at Clearview Primary School as their KiwiSport Coordinator.
In her personal time, Amy is a mother of two and wife. She has been heavily involved in sport as an athlete and as a coach. She has coached Netball (working for Canterbury Netball), as well as Athletics and Touch at a Primary and Secondary school level. She has also been a National and International representative in these sports. She has a passion for water skiing and any spare time you will find her and the family skiing in Akaroa.
Program Development Focus, as well as two Selwyn Central Zone schools – Clearview School & Rolleston College.
Josh is a born and bred Cantabrian. After completing a Diploma in Sport Management and a Bachelor of Commerce he set his sights on providing HR support to the public health sector, all the while never losing his passion for community sport and has been coaching or managing teams at every opportunity. Josh’s philosophy is based around engagement, enjoyment and removing the barriers that stand in the way of kids having fun through physical activity.
The self-proclaimed ‘Jack of all trades, master of none’ has dabbled in most sports and loves getting outdoors to experience NZ in all its glory. Josh is an avid supporter of grassroots sport and the only thing he enjoys more than being active is talking about it, so if you see him around make sure you pop over and say g’day!
Selwyn Central Zone schools – Burnham School, Lemonwood Grove School, Rolleston School, Rolleston Christian School, Templeton School, Weedons School, and West Rolleston School.
Like many other Kiwi children, Jono developed an absolute love for all things sport in his early school days. He played anything he could. As he got older and decided to specialise he focussed on rugby and continues to play ice hockey now.
Following school Jono discovered a passion for helping others succeed. With this in mind he studied a Bachelor of Sport Coaching and began his journey as a coach. Though rugby is his main code as a coach he has experience in coaching many other sports, including swimming and hockey.
Jono is passionate about creating opportunities for children to experience sport to the max and simply enjoy play. His desire is to see all Kiwi kids leave school having developed a love for physical activity and positive learning experiences from sport, just as he had.
Lincoln Zone schools – Ararira Springs School, Broadfield School, Halswell School, Knights Stream School, Ladbrooks School, Prebbleton School, Springston School and Tai Tapu School.
Jayde Mayberry – is currently on leave while studying at UC in 2020
Jayde grew up in the adventure mecca of Wanaka which provided great access to the outdoors. Of particular interest to her was skiing and horse riding, while a general love for the outdoors also developed. She followed this love for skiing and spent a winter in Canada, becoming a level two ski instructor before moving back to NZ and the Selwyn District.
Jayde has two young children and with her degree in early childhood has been working in the Darfield community. She is also the organiser of Malvern Road Runners. Jayde is passionate about children’s physical development and participation in a variety of physical activities.
Mitch was born and raised in Dunsandel. He attended Ellesmere College and then went on to complete a Bachelor of Sport and Recreation Management at Lincoln University. He is stoked to be able to stay in the District and make a positive contribution to all areas of sport and active recreation.
Mitch has played rugby his whole life and currently plays for Southbridge RFC. He plays social touch and a spot of cricket on the side. He has also been involved in various different coaching opportunities and is excited to lead the relationships across the Malvern and Ellesmere Wards.
Malvern & Ellesmere Zone schools – Darfield Primary School, Darfield High School, Glentunnel School, Greendale School, Hororata School, Kirwee Model School, Sheffield Contributing School, Springfield School, Windwhistle School, Leeston Consolidated School, Southbridge School
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