Kia ora Koutou,
Ruahine nga pae maunga,
Rangitikei toku awa,
Tainui toku waka,
Ngati Raukawa ki te tonga toku iwi,
Parewahawaha toku whare nui.
Joe and I have lived in Te Awamutu for the past 30 years. We have two adult children and a two grandchildren. My background is in Staff management, banking, and administration, working 18 years in corporate banking. I am, and have been fully involved with Netball on a local, regional and at a National level, Umpiring, coaching & committee member.
Have been involved with Touch as a player, coach, manager and administrator at the local module and Waikato region. I have been Office Manager here at the Club since 2012. I am an advocate for our unique multi-sports coded Club and proud of the Clubs history. I acknowledge the hard work and foresight of the unsung heroes who built this Club and Culture.
Tena koutou katoa
Ko Tainui te waka
Ko Kakepuku te Maunga
Ko Waipa te Awa
Ko Ngati Unu te hupu
Ko Te Kopua te marae
Ko Ngati Maniapoto te iwi
Ko Ryley Emery toku ingoa
No reira tena koutou katoa
I am a past student of Pekapekarau Primary School, Te Awamutu Intermediate and Te Awamutu College.
I have played for Ta sports my whole life. I played Juinor Rugby at Ta Sports before heading off to Ta College where I was forunate enough to be named 1st XV Captain in my final year at College. I am now back playing at a club I have so much passion and pride for.
I enjoy working and mentoring our Tamariki within the schools through working with our Community Sport Team.
Community Sport Director
Ko Ollie Ward toku ingoa.
I have spent most of my life here in the area, schooling in Kihikihi, and Te Awamutu.
I have worked at locals schools in the past teaching drums and creating lunchtime activities and sporting competitions.
I am a keen sportsman playing rugby, touch, basketball, cricket, netball and golf. I am a strong advocate for this Club and community, with strong passions for youth participation in sport and recreation.
- Coached basketball for Te Awamutu Tigers.
- Coaching rugby Gwynne Shield in 2015 Finalists.
- Coached Te Awamutu college 2nd XV 2019/2020.
- Currently one of the Te Awamutu college 1st XV coaches for 2021.
I am a past employee of TA Sports, I held the role as Program Facilitator when the Albert Park Indoor Centre first opened in 2015. In this role, I built the occupancy of the centre, facilitating modules, holiday programs, group bookings, and community events from the ground up.
I have been fortunate enough to have traveled around the world, favourite places being Switzerland and Vietnam.
In 2009 & 2017 I attended Camp America in Connecticut as sports Field counsellor.
Have organised a number of Community fundraisers 12 hour shoot a thon, 24 hour walk a thon raising over $20 thousand for 2 local families in town.
I also organised a tough kid challenge that ran for 2 years from 2016 - 2017, based at Albert Park Sports fields with 300 children from our Community participating.