Sports coaches

  • Athletics Paul Wilson

    Paul Wilson

    Coach

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    Paul Wilson

    Paul Wilson

    Coach, Athletics

    Contact:
    Tel: +64 7 957 8899 ext 8845
    Email: p.wilson@stpauls.school.nz

  • Cricket Michael Rameka

    Michael Rameka

    First XI Coach

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    Michael Rameka

    Michael Rameka

    First XI Coach, Cricket

    Michael is a St Paul’s Collegian (Williams 1997-1999) who joined the Physical Education department in 2015. Michael holds a double degree in sport and leisure and teaching. Prior to St Paul’s, Michael worked at Horowhenua College, where he was the acting Head of Faculty. Teaching aside, Michael is also the Deputy Housemaster of Sargood House.

    A talented and diverse sportsman, Michael has an excellent record as a player and coach in basketball, cricket, rugby, soccer and futsal, as well as holds coaching certificates in hockey and athletics.

    Michael has New Zealand Cricket’s prestigious level 2 coaching qualification. He has ten years of cricket coaching experience at all levels, from beginners to provincial players. Michael has held numerous coaching positions at regional and club level, ranging from assistant positions on the Horowhenua Kapiti men’s team, to coaching junior boys' teams.

    Contact:
    Tel: +64 7 957 8899 ext 8717
    Email: m.rameka@stpauls.school.nz

  • 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

  • Dance Harriet Norman

    Harriet Norman

    Head Teacher of Dance

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    Harriet Norman

    Harriet Norman

    Head Teacher of Dance, Dance

    Harriet Norman (Harington 2010-2012) gained her primary teaching degree from the University of Waikato and has taught at Karapiro and Leamington Primary since graduating in 2016.

    Harriet will be teaching the English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes and will head the newly opened St Paul’s Dance Studio. The St Paul’s Dance Studio, located in the St Barnabas’ Annex next to the Chapel, is offering ballet, jazz, contemporary and hip hop for children aged 4-18 years.

    Contact:
    Phone: +64 7 957 8899 ext 8843 Email: h.norman@stpauls.school.nz

  • Football Kale Herbert

    Kale Herbert

    Director

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    Kale Herbert

    Kale Herbert

    Director, Football

    Kale gained representative honours playing in Auckland and in Wellington, has been the Head Coach of Taupo Mens' Football team and more recently the Hamilton Wanderers, Men's Northern Premier League side and the Wanderers U19 national tournament team. He is currently completing his Football B licence.

    Contact:
    Email: k.herbert@stpauls.school.nz

  • High Performance Sport Paul Hodder

    Paul Hodder

    Coordinator/Technical Advisor

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    Paul Hodder

    Paul Hodder

    Coordinator/Technical Advisor, High Performance Sport

    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.

  • 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.

  • Hockey Matt Rees-Gibbs

    Matt Rees-Gibbs

    1st XI Boys Coach

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    Matt Rees-Gibbs

    Matt Rees-Gibbs

    1st XI Boys Coach, Hockey

    Having specialised in coaching at tertiary level, Matt is qualified with a Bachelor of Health, Sport and Human Performance and a Graduate Diploma of Teaching from the University of Waikato.

    He is a former Black Stick and has had a range of hockey coaching experience including the University of Waikato’s premier men’s team. Over the years, he’s taken high school, club and rep teams under his wing, leading some to national titles. “I have a good understanding of the phases of learning a skill which has allowed me to work with people of various ages and abilities. I can identify what type of coaching method is going to best suit the age and stage of a player.”

    Currently he coaches St Paul’s 1st XI boys’ team, as well as the Waikato University men, Midlands U18s, and is working for Midlands as a talent development coach.

  • Hockey Craig Hardman

    Craig Hardman

    1st XI Girls Coach

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    Craig Hardman

    Craig Hardman

    1st XI Girls Coach, Hockey

    Before taking up the role of Deputy Headmaster for pastoral care, Craig was the Head of Physical Education at St Paul’s. He has also been the Housemaster in charge of Williams House. He joined the school after completing a conjoint degree in teaching and sports and leisure.

    Teaching aside, Craig is also an experienced coach, he has coached at various levels from school through to Waikato and Midlands Hockey. Since his arrival, he has coached the 1st XI hockey team, culminating in the team becoming national secondary school champions in the Rankin Cup and being named the secondary schools’ ‘team of the year’ at the Brian Perry Waikato Regional Sports Awards.

    Craig has developed and implemented various school initiatives such as the Xccellerator programme for junior high performance sportsmen and the Character Education programme, a drive to introduce character development into the curriculum. He also forged a partnership with the regional Midlands Hockey organisation and helped establish a Collegians' Hockey Club to enable past students and members of the community to play hockey through the school.

    Significant awards:
    ISNZ Honours Award for service to students and sport (2018)

    Contact:
    Tel: +64 7 957 8899 ext 8848
    Email: c.hardman@stpauls.school.nz

  • 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

  • Rowing Drew Tierney

    Drew Tierney

    Rowing Coach

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    Drew Tierney

    Drew Tierney

    Rowing Coach, Rowing

    Drew Tierney joins St Paul’s as a highly experienced English teacher. He most recently held Assistant Head of Faculty position for three years at Cambridge High School before teaching English at St John’s College for eleven years, where he also held Dean responsibilities.

    He spent five years with St Peter’s School, Cambridge teaching English and was also the Director of Rowing.

    Drew has extensive rowing experience including international umpiring and school coaching making him invaluable to our rowing team.

  • Rowing Gordon Trevett

    Gordon Trevett

    Senior Boys Coach

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    Gordon Trevett

    Gordon Trevett

    Senior Boys Coach, Rowing

    With rowing successes both nationally and internationally, Gordon brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to St Paul’s.

    Previously based at the University of Bristol (UK) for 12 years, Gordon held a number of roles including Director of Rowing and Head Coach, Sport High Performance Manager and Warden of Hiatt Baker Hall. During this time, he was awarded the British Universities Coach of the Year award (2007), a Bristol Red (2015) and a lifetime coaching award. He led his rowing team to win the British championships (three golds/four silver 2006-2012); to represent Great Britain six times in the European championships and secure gold in Banyoles (2007) and bronze in Brive (2005); as well as numerous regatta wins to elite level (2005-2015). His experience prior to Bristol included working for Kings College and Auckland Rowing Club and he was the New Zealand junior men’s VIII coach (1993), Director of Rowing and Head Coach (1991-96) and Director of Sport (Kings College, 1993-94).

    Gordon himself was a New Zealand international elite rower; was selected for GB in the Tokyo Olympics; has won two NZ Championship Redcoats for West End Rowing Club and Wellington Rowing Club and the Thames Cup at the Henley Royal Regatta; he also holds over 100 premier regatta wins. He is the current New Zealand record holder for his age group for several distances on Concept 2 Indoor Rowing Comps.

    Gordon is looking forward to developing the senior boys to their full rowing potential.

  • Rowing Martin Simoncelli

    Martin Simoncelli

    Girls Coach

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    Martin Simoncelli

    Martin Simoncelli

    Girls Coach, Rowing

    Martin has significant international rowing and coaching experience at junior level in both New Zealand and Uruguay and U23 level in New Zealand.

    Martin also has coaching experience at both Takapuna Grammar and Hauraki Plains College and he teaches Spanish at St Paul’s.

    Contact:
    Email: m.simoncelli@stpauls.school.nz

  • Rugby Paul Hodder

    Paul Hodder

    1st XV Coach

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    Paul Hodder

    Paul Hodder

    1st XV Coach, 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.

  • Rugby Cody Price

    Cody Price

    1st XV Coach

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    Cody Price

    Cody Price

    1st XV Coach, Rugby

    Cody has played premier and representative rugby here in the Waikato before injury turned his focus to coaching.

    Since then, he has developed a wide range of coaching experience including coaching Fraser High School 1st XV and Waikato U14, U15 and NZ Harlequins U17 representative teams and also coaching the St Paul’s U16 team (Waikato champions) in 2016.

    He is a qualified IRB level 3 coach who currently works with the Waikato Rugby Union as a Resource Coach and talent identification. Cody took up the position of forwards coach for St Paul’s 1st XV in 2017.

    Contact:
    Tel: +64 7 957 8899 ext 8890 Email: c.price@stpauls.school.nz

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