Connecting with our community
Our Community advisors focus on facilitating partnerships and connections at a local level within their Communities of Activity. This is achieved by engaging participants in both decision-making and delivery.
Our purpose is to Identify, support and enable local champions within each Community of Activity allowing for them to take the lead.
A well connected community can achieve great things together through a localised approach.
Contact your local community advisor to find out more.
CLM Community Sport has partnered up with Aktive, Auckland Council and CLM to deliver a free 12 week Wellness Programme designed for youth across the Auckland area.
Aunties is a locally-led initiative supported by CLM Community Sport by encouraging Aunties to get active anytime, anywhere, anyway with anyone. It is a platform that brings together Pasifika woman from all walks of life locally, nationally and across the ditch. All of them with the common goal of increasing personal health and wellbeing through physical activity, individual and group challenges, and general fellowship of women inspiring and motivating each other on their individual and collective journeys
South Auckland Adventure Programme
An exciting initiative funded by Trillian Trust and delivered in colalboration with Vector Wero Whitewater Rafting. 2019 provided the opportunity for over 500 Pacific Island, Maori and Indian males within the South Auckland area to increase water safety awareness with the intent of reducing drowning statistics through education. In 2020, further funding was received to expand and scale up the programme to also include women and girls, whanau and males across diverse settings.
Bruce Pulman Park
A collaborative relationship has provided CLM Community Sport the opportunity of working closely with the facility to connect the wider Counties Manukau community. Access to the facility via a number of initiatives has enabled the community to utilise the amazing facilities in the delivery of community, recreational and sporting opportunities. KiwiSport funding support has enabled schools and providers to deliver quality experiences to young people across the region.
This locally-led community network has evolved to become a stronghold within the Papakura Community. Made up of a number of passionate and committed members, with representation across various sectors, it seeks to facilitate and co-ordinate a range of initiatives for the benefit of the wider community. CLM Community Sport is proud to sit around the table adding value, connecting people, empowering community and activating spaces by walking the talk.
Community of focus - Manurewa / Pukekohe
Liz is of Cook Island descent and currently resides in Pukekohe. As a mother of two young men she is passionate about whānau wellbeing, keeping physically active and advocating for community. She is actively involved in her local Waka ama club as a paddler, coach and exec member she also contributes her time to community through pacific dance, school and community projects.
Community of focus - Papakura
Born and raised in Manurewa, Jeremy is of Maori descent from Tainui. Married with 3 children whom all share the same passion for community and sport. His passion has followed from over 20+ years as a representative player in Rugby, Tag and Touch, through sport he has developed connections and relationships which have enabled him to network within numerous communities. building.
Community of Focus - Manukau
Sione loves being active in sport and has played rugby to a professional level and is still involved in the game as a coach. Sione loves to strengthen and build relationships with community groups to ensure they have the support and understanding of resources available. As a New Zealand born Samoan, from Papakura he is heavily involved in church and his Samoan community. The name Aogamalie is a Tulafale (speaking title) bestowed upon him by his Dad’s family in Samoa, from the Village of Puipa’a in the District of Faleata. Faafetai lava mo le avanoa.
Community of Focus - Māngere / Ōtāhuhu
Peka has an extensive background in the social services sector having worked as a public servant for over 20 years, and over 10 years with a NGO working within the community. Her connection with within the church community has included work with youth, sports, health and fitness related activities. her strong Christian beliefs and cultural values underpins everything she does.
Community of focus - Otara
Lucky is a New Zealand born Samoan, raised in Otara who is passionate about family, young people and the community. He has strong connections through his involvement in grassroots sport and exposure at representative levels of coaching and managing sports in schools, clubs and local communities. Lucky is determined and committed to helping families become more actively involved in community sports.