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Roles at ANZ Announced

Community Development

Community Development

Two Development Roles at Athletics New Zealand Announced

Athletics New Zealand has announced two new staff members who will boost the delivery of the sport’s new Community Athletics plan.

Catherine O’Sullivan has been appointed to the new role of Club Development Manager, while Amy McKay will fill the new Coach & Officials Development Manager position.

O’Sullivan, who has a Bachelor of Physical Education and Commerce Degree, comes to Athletics New Zealand after three and a half years as Development Officer  at Athletics Otago.

Her role will be to support and help clubs to deliver quality experiences to their members and the communities in which they are based.

In announcing the appointments, Athletics New Zealand’s Community & Participation Manager, Michael Sharapoff said “Catherine will be assisting clubs to develop volunteers and provide exciting programmes, using successful models to enhance the sport using Athletics New Zealand’s ‘club focused’ approach.”

Catherine begins the role on 16 January and will be based from Athletics New Zealand’s Christchurch office until April before relocating to the organisation’s Auckland office.

Former age-group international athlete, Amy McKay represented New Zealand at the World Youth Championships and also brings a strong level of sport specific knowledge to the Coach & Officials role. Amy has a Bachelor’s degree in Sport Coaching and comes to athletics from  her role as Canterbury Netball’s Community and High Performance manager.

She will be responsible for the development and implementation of a strategy to increase the numbers and quality of athletics coaches and officials at all levels within the sport.

Sharapoff outlines that “this is the first time that Athletics New Zealand has had an employee with a specific responsibility to lead the development of officials within the sport, so we are very much looking forward to being able to focus strongly in this critical area.”

McKay will be based in Athletics New Zealand’s Christchurch Office and begins the role on 16 January.

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