Our Team 

Craig Carter

Craig Carter

CEO

Growing up on a farm in South Auckland, Craig has a strong connection to the Counties Manukau region evident by his involvement over the years in Counties Manukau Netball and Counties Manukau Rugby. With a love for all sports, Craig is passionate about the positive difference sport can make in the community. Craig works alongside the CLM Community Sport team ensuring they have the support and expertise to make a difference and add value in the Counties Manukau community.

Bernadette Tovio

Bernadette Tovio

General Manager - Community Sport

Bernie brings over 20 years experience in governance, management and administration in the non-for-profit, social services, education and sport sectors. Having exposure at local, regional and national levels in sport sport, she is excited about the opportunity to use sport and recreation as a vehicle to positively engage the wider community. As a mother of four, Bernie is passionate about family, with a heart for the community, always seeking ways to make a difference in the lives of people we serve.

Jamie Archibald

Jamie Archibald

Sector Development / Spaces & Places Manager

Jamie has worked in the Sport and Recreation Industry for over 15 years. He has a BSC in Sports Science and National Diploma in Facility Management. Jamie's enthusiasm for all things sport, along with his interest in relationship building, enables him to add value within the club development area. He recently represented New Zealand at the Australian transplant games after receiving a double lung transplant in 2017,

Maia Lewis

Schools & Kura Manager

Maia has worked in the education and sports industry for over 30 years primarily in the tamariki and rangatahi spaces. She has extensive knowledge and experience in recruitment, retention, growth, strategy and funding at both a regional and national level with a strong emphasis on inclusion, especially for disabled people and females. Maia has a background in indoor and outdoor cricket and hockey, as a player, captain, administrator, coach and support staff member, which holds her in good stead to understand the NZ sports system and pathways.

Liz Tupuhi

Delivery Manager

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.

Daniel Cork

Daniel Cork

Sector Development / Spaces and Places Manager

Daniel is a Mangere resident who has 5 years' experience in the sport and recreation sector. He has a background in management in both hospitality and financial sectors. With 20+ years as a volunteer in the sports club space and having used sport as a vehicle working with young people, Daniel is very connected withing the sector and within the community. He is involved in Netball, Touch, Softball, Triathlons, Body sculpting, Basketball and more recently Waka Ama.

Jason Myks

Jason Myks

Coaching and Talent Development Manager

Jason's role is to promote, educate, recruit and encourage coached to engage in the array of programme and workshops available to assist with coach development in sports clubs. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience around athlete development and coaching in boxing, athletics, league and rugby.

Jeremy Clark

Community Sport Advisor

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.

Sione Sione

Community Connector

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.

Peka Manase

Community Sport Advisor

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.

Lucky Fa'ai'ti'iti

Community Sport Advisor

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.

Divesh Goundar

ActivAsian Coordinator

Divesh has worked within sporting organisations and schools for the last 5 years coaching and leading events for many young children. In his most recent role, he was responsible for coordinating sports at St Thomas’s School. Raised in South Auckland and coming from a Fijian & Indian background he has great understanding of the South Asian communities living in Counties Manukau. He is also very passionate about active lifestyle and giving local communities an opportunity to be active which makes him ideal for the ActivAsian Coordinator role. Coming from a large extended family he loves to be around the whanau and his dogs during his free time.

Kim Squire

Kim Squire

Sector Development Advisor

Kim Squire, has a wealth of experience in the funding sector. Kim’s passion is being an advocate for community groups and providing leadership that creates outstanding community driven projects. Nothing is easy in this world but if you have the desire and she would like to walk beside you to achieve your goals. Over the years Kim has participated in martial arts, archery, badminton and shooting.

Doug Campbell

Doug Campbell

Club Development Advisor

Doug joins CLM after a long career as a senior executive with a large national company, a few years as a management consultant before specialising is sports clubs consulting. He has a great understanding of the needs of not for profit organisations which positions him well for his role in assisting clubs. He is a Life Member of New Zealand Water Polo, having proudly represented Waikato in: water polo, swimming, rugby and cricket at various levels.

Junior Manapori

Regional Sports Director

Junior has come from the Education sector as a Director of Sport. He has also worked in the social services sector for over ten years. Born and raised in South Auckland Junior has a strong passion for sport, physical activity for young people. He has also been privileged to have played and coached at the highest level. This role has allowed Junior to return to serve the community to support secondary schools in Counties Manukau region to build and sustain programmes for our rangatahi in schools.

Judith Coe

Regional Sports Director

Judith joins the team coming from her role as Sports Director at Waiuku College having been there for the last 14 years. Besides overseeing all the responsibilities of this role at the college, she is a huge advocate for sports having held many roles at Waiuku Netball, including her involvement in Rugby and Surf Life Saving (SLS) where she is the Treasurer and a Distinguished Service Award holder at SLS Kariaotahi and Service Award Member of SLS Northern Region.

Jason Husband

Jason Husband

Healthy Active Learning Advisor

Jason is the most recent addition to the Healthy Active Learning team, joining the team after time spent abroad. After completing a Bachelor of PE from Otago University, Jason’s passion for sports and physical activity continued to flourish working in various roles teaching, coaching and delivering recreational programmes both in New Zealand and overseas. Through these experiences, Jason has developed a broad scope of skills that enable him to bring a progressive and rejuvenated approach towards working with schools and tamariki.

Nikki Johnson

Nikki Johnson

Healthy Active Learning Advisor

Nikki joins our team after roles as a Professional Expert in Physical Education as part of the Play.Sport initiative and as a Physical Education Advisor with Sport New Zealand. She has experience in the education sector as the Head of Physical Education and Health at Mangere College and as a Director of Sport at a secondary school in England. In 2019, Nikki was awarded an Education Doctorate with the thesis title being ‘Primary School Physical Education: Professional Learning as a Partnership between a Specialist and Generalists’. Nikki is also an elected member of the Physical Education New Zealand (PENZ) National Board and the Chairperson of the Auckland branch of PENZ. In her spare time, she enjoys golf and cycling having participated in numerous competitive sports in the past.

Tracey-Lee Dalton

Tracey-Lee Dalton

Healthy Active Learning Advisor

Tracey-Lee is passionate about education and empowering life-long learners. Consequently she gained Master degrees in both Management and Education and a doctorate regarding Wellbeing at Auckland University. Throughout her educational career she has worked in a range of sectors from early childhood to tertiary. Her broad professional experience includes working as a Health tutor, Kiwisport Manager and teaching special needs students. Within the learning area of Health and Physical Education she held leadership roles including EOTC Quality Management Lead, Health & Safety Lead and Outdoor Education Head of Department. She has been involved in sports coaching, serving on committees and running community events. She is an active person who enjoys a range of sports and outdoor activities with her whanau.

Pamela Hills

Healthy Active Learning Advisor

Pam joins the CLM Community Sport team bringing a wealth of skills, knowledge and experience from the education sector having taught across a range of year levels in a variety of settings and in several schools. This has primarily focussed on supporting teachers and leaders to be inclusive, equitable and responsive to the needs of students through physical education, play and sport.  She is very passionate about working in this space and is looking forward to the mahi ahead.  Pam shares the following whakatauki as one that resonates with her:

Whāia te iti kahurangi ki te tūohu koe me he maunga teitei

Seek the treasure you value most dearly: if you bow your head, let it be to a lofty mountain

This whakatauki is about aiming high, however in essence its real message is to be persistent and don't let obstacles stop you from reaching your goal.

Shyanne Thompson

Community Connector

Kia ora, ko Shyanne Thompson ahau. Shy currently play rugby for Counties Manukau Heat and is a member of the Chiefs Manawa Super Rugby women’s team. She is excited and passionate about sport, play and physical activity and finds joy in working with tamariki and rangatahi.

Lulu Tuilotolava

Community Connector

Lulu is the first player of Tongan decent to play for the Black Stick, New Zealand Women’s Hockey team. Enthusiastic and passionate, Lulu brings the same values learnt as a Professional Athlete into her everyday mahi in her role as a community connector. Lulu has always had a strong connection with her community in Papatoetoe and is determined to continue helping family and friends to be active.

Cynthia TaalaTimaloa

Women and Girls Lead

Cynthia was formerly the Sports-Co-ordinator at Marist College. Prior to this she was employed as the Women’s Rugby Development Manager for Counties Manukau Rugby Union over a period of 3 years. Throughout her time there she achieved some significant outcomes that influenced the growth in the number of women and girls playing rugby. Sport has and continues to play a significant part in Cynthia’s life, it has provided the platform to perform as an athlete at the highest level in Basketball, Rugby League, Rugby 7s and 15s, as well as the opportunity to be a Mum-Athlete during this time. Cynthia now continues sport as an International Rugby Coach amongst other things. It is the long-life relationships gained and the many opportunities and benefits through sport and active recreation which she treasures most.”

Victoria Pone

Victoria Pone

Community Sport Administrator

Victoria has a great passion for family, sports and her two dogs. She has achieved great sporting success with Auckland and New Zealand Touch Rugby starting at the young age of eight. Raised in South Auckland, part of a sport-mad family, Victoria has a passion for sports and using her personal experience to influence youth and community development. She hopes to complete a degree in Sports Management and continue to give back and help provide more opportunities for her community.

Shannon Chapman

Sector Development Administration

Shannon has recently graduated from AUT with a double degree in Business, and Sport and Recreation. She is passionate about supporting organisations to provide quality opportunities for everyone to access sport, recreation and physical activity. Growing up around sport, she believes in the value of sport and recreation for enhancing all aspects of wellbeing.

Tom Mann

Tom Mann

Marketing Manager

With over 10 years experience in the recreation, sport and leisure industry, Tom is charged with leading the marketing team in developing and delivering cost effective quality marketing and communications that create cut through and deliver results. Tom is passionate about our sector and draws on a background in event management, community sport programming and social sports leagues to further support the CLM Community Sport team.

Our Trustees

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John Latimer

Chairman

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Fay Freeman

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Paul Reidy

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Noeline Hodgins

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George Makapatama

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Kirsty Knowles

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Joe Griffin

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