The Sports Chaplaincy NZ 2018 hui for board, staff and Regional Leaders was held at the Ramada Resort by Lake Rotorua 9-11 March. Thirty people attended from throughout New Zealand, as well as Germany and Scotland.
The hui was especially memorable as it marked the formal transition in leadership from Ross Georgiou, now living in Germany, to Phil Pawley. During the weekend, attendees paid tribute to Ross for his years of service to sport in New Zealand and around the world. Ross played a big role in establishing Sports Chaplaincy NZ. He is continuing to serve on the Sports Chaplaincy NZ board and also to develop Sports Chaplaincy internationally.
International guests at Sports Chaplaincy NZ 2018 hui
Neil and Dorothy Urquhart of Sports Chaplaincy UK were guests at the hui. Neil spoke about his role in developing Sports Chaplaincy in Scotland. Following the hui Neil and Ross Georgiou travelled to the Gold Coast to serve as chaplains at the Commonwealth Games.