Sports directors

  • Cricket Indika Senarathne

    Indika Senarathne

    Director of Cricket

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    Indika Senarathne

    Indika Senarathne

    Director of Cricket, Cricket

    Indika (Indie) played first class cricket for various clubs around Sri Lanka while growing up and after leaving school in 2009, he moved to England to play Premiere Club Cricket as a player-coach.

    It was in 2010 when he met Black Cap Doug Bracewell who saw his potential and convinced him to move to New Zealand as a player-coach at Napier Tech Cricket Club. He oversaw the dual role for eight years winning two national and six club championships. He also made the Central Stags team who won the national title.

    From there he began skill development coaching at Lindisfarne College where he implemented a cricket tour to Sri Lanka. This programme now takes place every three years.

    Moving to Cambridge in 2019, Indie started his private coaching clinic for juniors, One on One Coaching Ltd within the Cambridge Cricket Club.

    Indika started at St Paul’s in April as the new Director of Cricket. He will lead the team of cricket coaches in the playing seasons ahead, coach the school’s first XI cricket team and continue with high performance coaching.

    Contact:
    Phone: +64 7 957 8899 Email: i.senarathne@stpauls.school.nz

  • High Performance Sport Alby King

    Alby King

    Strength and Conditioning Coordinator

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    Alby King

    Alby King

    Strength and Conditioning Coordinator, High Performance Sport

    Alby has considerable experience with athletes of all ages and skill levels, but working with youth is where his passion lies.

    His values, as a strength and conditioning coach, are to develop physical outcomes, build meaningful relationships, and be open-minded. He has extensive experience in developing movement competency, return-to-sport rehabilitation programmes, sport-specific strength and conditioning, and coaching.

    Alby has worked with both high performing teams and individuals, as the lead strength and conditioning coach for the Kiwi Ferns rugby league team and the Cook Islands women sevens side and individuals such as, Zac Millar (NZ Squash, Commonwealth Games), Emma Millar (NZ Squash), Raukawa Jefferies (youth olympian in Karate), Regan Leppein (NZ Softball), and Hame Faiva (Benetton Rugby).

    His goal at St Paul’s is to create an empowering training environment where all individuals and sports teams feel they can be themselves, but at the same time learn to become more athletic and develop habits that transfer into both their sporting code and life - creating not only better athletes, but better people.

  • Hockey Lincoln Churchill

    Lincoln Churchill

    Director

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    Lincoln Churchill

    Lincoln Churchill

    Director, Hockey

    Lincoln is a former Black Stick that has worked as a fulltime coach in a number of locations around the world.

    • Christchurch - Co-Director of the Fetch Hockey Programme.
    • Coaching Hockey at Hong Kong Football Club
    • Coached and played at RTHC Leverkusen Club in Germany in Division 2
    • Coached and played at Dusseldorf Hockey Club in Germany in Division 1
    • Midlands Hockey - Has held numerous coaching and playing roles from U18 through to NHL
    • Bethlehem College Director of Hockey 2008-2019
    • Black Stick Men's U23 Assistant Coach 2017
    • Video Analyst Black Stick Men 2017-2018

    Lincoln has a wealth of hockey experience and an infectious enthusiasm that will definitely add value to our St Paul's Collegiate Hockey programme.

  • Netball Lynaire Williams

    Lynaire Williams

    Director

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    Lynaire Williams

    Lynaire Williams

    Director, Netball

    Lynaire is a PE teacher who gained her Bachelor of Teaching and Bachelor of Sport and Leisure Studies at the University of Waikato and has taught at Western Heights High School (2012-2013) and Hamilton Girls’ High School (2014-2019).

    At Hamilton Girls' High School she has been both a Dean of 350 girls in Edgecumbe House and Assistant Head of their PE department. Since 2018, she has been on maternity leave. At HGHS she was the premier coach 2014-2018, with the 2018 side finishing 5th in the NZSS Championship. Lynaire was a finalist for WBOP Netball Coach of the Year in 2019. An active Sevens Rugby player, she has managed the HGHS side in 2016 and 2017.

    Contact:
    Phone: +64 7 957 8899 Email: l.williams@stpauls.school.nz

  • Rowing Rachel Gamble-Flint

    Rachel Gamble-Flint

    Director of Rowing

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    Rachel Gamble-Flint

    Rachel Gamble-Flint

    Director of Rowing, Rowing

    Rachel Gamble-Flint began rowing early in her high school years and at just 16 years of age, her hobby sport quickly turned into a professional career.

    Representing the Great Britain Rowing Team, the high-performance arm of British Rowing, Rachel competed at the highest level in her home country for six years with the hopes of ultimately making the Olympics.

    Sadly, a back injury cut her chances at Olympics short, but her passion for the sport remained. Channeling her sporting expertise into coaching, Rachel landed her first job at Melbourne Girls’ Grammar School in Australia.

    Once her stint in Melbourne was complete, in 2015 Rachel moved to New Zealand to take on the Director of Rowing position at Samuel Marsden Collegiate School, Wellington. It was here she played an integral role of developing the school’s rowing programme which then led to several successful seasons at North Island Secondary Schools' Regatta and the New Zealand Secondary Schools' Rowing Championships over the following two years.

    Anticipating her next move, Rachel knew she needed to be near the Waikato, the rowing hub of New Zealand, to further her coaching career. She took on a Development Coaching role at St Peter’s School, Cambridge in 2019 where she coached the U15 and U16 girls’ squads to North Island Secondary Schools and podium finishes were achieved.

    Alongside coaching at St Peter’s, Rachel also spent time coaching the New Zealand Defence Force where they competed against other Commonwealth Nations at the Henley Royal Regatta, England.

    To maintain her world class coaching status, Rachel is part of the Rowing New Zealand Career Coach programme. This is a new initiative offered by Rowing New Zealand to develop coaches with ambitions to progress to the international stage.

    Rachel begins with St Paul’s Collegiate School in term three as the new Director of Rowing, alongside her teaching aide work within the Learning Enhancement Unit.

    She begins her teaching diploma in 2022 and will be working towards becoming a secondary school teacher. Outside of coaching and teaching, Rachel is a multisporter and is currently training for her second attempt at Coast to Coast in 2022, a 243 kilometre challenge made up of a bike, kayak and running race completed over two days.

    Contact:
    Phone: +64 7 957 8899 Email: r.gamble-flint@stpauls.school.nz

  • Rugby Paul Hodder

    Paul Hodder

    Director of Rugby

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    Paul Hodder

    Paul Hodder

    Director of Rugby, Rugby

    Paul has vast experience in playing and coaching at all levels of the game, representing New Zealand at both cricket and rugby while still at school.

    Upon leaving school, Paul represented Waikato NPC before leaving for the UK to play for more than 10 years of premier club rugby. Returning to New Zealand in 2001, Paul worked as a rugby development officer for five years with Waikato Rugby after which he was appointed as the high performance manager with the same union.

    Professional coaching attracted Paul to a four year stint in Japan with Kamaishi Seawaves, followed by a year coaching St Peter’s Cambridge 1st XV rugby team. Paul is currently the Chiefs U18 Resource Coach and NZ U20 Selector.

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