Special Projects Manager & Active Waitakere Manager - Kerry Allan
Kerry holds two positions at Sport Waitakere, the first involving improving the internal capacity of the organisation and the second leading and managing the Active Waitakere Collaboration and the implementation of the Waitakere Physical Activity Strategy. Kerry has been with Sport Waitakere for over three years, prior to this Kerry worked for Sport Wellington Region as the Programme Manager for 6 years. She has also been Head of Department for Wellington Institute of Technology in the Exercise Science area, and has more than 15 years experience as a trainer and instructor in the fitness industry. Kerry has a family of four children and is very involved in coaching and supporting their sport and personally enjoys tramping, yoga, pilates and her friendships.
Active Waitakere - Whau – Jewelz Petley
Jewelz is the Whau Community Broker for Sport Waitakere. Jewelz’ role is to facilitate, promote and support sport and physical recreation initiatives appropriate to the communities she works in. Another part of Jewelz role is to lead the Active Seniors project, this is a project designed to increase participation for older adults in sport and recreation activities.
Jewelz has a sport and recreation background. She has spent the past couple of years working in facilities prior to that she worked with rangitahi as a youth coordinator which she enjoyed thoroughly. In her spare time Jewelz enjoys spending time with her 3 year old daughter and playing social sports with family including basketball, turbo touch and tag.
Active Waitakere - Parrs Park/McClaren Park Community Broker - Venus Rangi
Venus is the Parrs Park/Henderson South and Ranui/Swanson Community Broker for the Te Waka ki Mua Move It Initiative. Venus's role is to facilitate, promote and support sport and physical recreation initiatives appropriate to the communities. This role has a focus on Maori and Pacific Island Communities. Venus has an education background and has spent the last four years working with youth and adults delivering NZQA unit standards which sheenjoyed thoroughly. Venus has spent most of her spare time coaching, managing, playing and supporting various sports that she and her children are involved in.