ko te manaaki i ngā kaihākinakina | caring for New Zealand's sports community

If you need a Sports Chaplain urgently for help with a crisis, then please contact Phil 022 607 5878, or Rebecca 022 043 3463.

Contact us – Local Contacts

You can contact us through your local contact person. He can advise you of chaplains, training, events, as well as vacancies in your area. Otherwise, please use the form below.

North Island

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Enroy Talamahina

Enroy is chaplain at Kelston Boys’ High School, NZ Warriors, and also the Auckland West Police. He played cricket as well as rugby at school. When he gets the time, he enjoys golf and fishing.
West/South Auckland
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Daniel Jang

Daniel is chaplain for the NZ CrossWhites teams, and manager of the Papatoetoe AFC men’s First Team. He has played football, inline hockey and ice hockey. As an IT professional he has worked for the FIFA Development Office for Oceania. He has also worked at FIFA World Cup finals in South Korea, Germany and South Africa.
East Auckland
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John Parker

John is a former professional cricketer. Following that he has had a career in sports administration, and helped to start Sport Waikato in 1986. John is based in Kaipaki, which is just south of Hamilton.
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Jo Reha

According to Jo, she does not have ‘a competitive bone in [her] body’. However, she loves watching sport and being part of the sports community. She is passionate about mentoring, especially with youth and young adults. Jo lives in Te Puke.
Bay of Plenty
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Willie Bryant

Willie has been in basketball for over 45 years, as a player, coach, referee and also a referee trainer. Since 2014 he has been a life member of the Palmerston North Basketball Association. He also received a long service award from Basketball NZ in 2018. Willie is chaplain for Basketball Manawatū, the Manawatū Giants, as well as St Peter’s College First XI football.
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Kevin Goldsbury

Kevin has been Director of Ignite Sport since 2001. He founded Ignite Sport in order to inspire young people and communities. He has played and also coached cricket.
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Paul Martell

Paul also works with Ignite Sport. He loves cricket and rugby, although we are told he was an appalling cricketer!

South Island

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Garfield Charles

Garfield is Director of Cricket for Mid Canterbury. From 1983 until 1991 he played cricket for Guyana, where he was captained by Sir Clive Lloyd.
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Shane Auld

Shane played and coached rugby in NZ as well as the UK. Presently, he is chaplain to the Southland Sharks.

If your area is not covered by one of the contacts above, then please use this form. Someone will be in touch shortly. We love to hear from new people!

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PO Box 13921, Onehunga

Auckland, 1643

New Zealand