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sport and recreation within
the Selwyn District.

Community Team

Introducing Selwyn Sports Trust’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 and through the community events and activations they host.

Activator Sponsorboard – we are very appreciative of all our supporters and encourage you all to engage with them at every opportunity. You can join the team of supporters by contacting us today. Our Sponsorship doc

Our Activators are involved in many initiatives throughout the District. Some of which are listed below; Sports Spectaculars, Whakatipu Kaihautū (leadership through physical activity), Winter and Summer Sport, Fundamental Sports Spectaculars, Teacher PD sessions.

Sport Canterbury Activator Story

Meet the Team

Amy McClintock

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.

Jayde Mayberry

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 Prendergast

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.

Beth McAvoy

Beth grew up in the Wairarapa, but decided to further her study at Lincoln University completing her Sports Management and Recreation Degree along with her exercise studies at NZIS. Beth has a passion for the outdoors, loving everything from farming, hiking, jet boating and anything that will keep her active.

Beth is excited to make a difference in the Selwyn District, and share her skills and expertise with the wider community. She will be working in the Selwyn Central area to build relationships with schools and provide meaningful opportunities and experiences for students and the wider community.

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