Sports directors

  • Brad Emslie

    Brad Emslie

    Director of Sport

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    Brad Emslie

    Brad Emslie

    Director of Sport

    Brad gained his Bachelor of Arts at the University of Cape Town and a Postgraduate Certificate in Educational Leadership in New Zealand.

    Before joining St Paul's in 2018, Brad taught in South Africa, Hong Kong and at Westlake Boys’ High School where he coached 1st XV rugby, managed the 1st XI cricket side and worked in boarding.

    Contact:
    Tel: +64 7 957 8899 ext 8747
    Email: b.emslie@stpauls.school.nz

  • Cricket Duncan Murray

    Duncan Murray

    Director of Cricket

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    Duncan Murray

    Duncan Murray

    Director of Cricket, Cricket

    Mr Duncan Murray has held multiple positions as head coach of Wellington College 1st XI, New Zealand Maaori Secondary School Boys, Wellington Under 19 Women’s Coach and assistant coach of A Wellington Blaze. Under his coaching leadership, his teams have been champions in Gillette Cup National Champions, Super Smash T20 domestic champions and National Under 19 champions.

    Duncan holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching and has a strong passion for music, kapa haka, and Physical Education.

  • Football Jet Lim

    Jet Lim

    Director of Football

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    Jet Lim

    Jet Lim

    Director of Football, Football

    Before joining St Paul's, Mr Jet Lim contributed significantly to various teams and organizations, including roles at Melville United, WaiBOP, and St Paul’s. His coaching experience spans National League, Premier, and Youth levels in both football and futsal.

    Mr Lim holds a Bachelor of Health Sport and Human Performance from the University of Waikato, with dual majors in Human Performance Science and Sports Development and Coaching. He possesses Football OFC C-Licence and Futsal OFC C-Licence coaching badges and is currently pursuing the Football OFC B-Licence.

    On a personal note, Mr Lim comes from a football-oriented family, with two brothers excelling at St Paul’s and beyond. Aarun Lim is a professional player in Cambodia, and Lucca Lim is a Men’s National League starter. Mr Lim is an avid football fan and enjoys outdoor activities like surfing and snowboarding.

  • Hockey Lincoln Churchill

    Lincoln Churchill

    Director of Hockey

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    Lincoln Churchill

    Lincoln Churchill

    Director of Hockey, 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 Wendy Portegys

    Wendy Portegys

    Director of Netball

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    Wendy Portegys

    Wendy Portegys

    Director of Netball, Netball

    Wendy brings a wealth of coaching expertise to St Paul's. Her 30-year journey in coaching spans various levels, from primary school to high school and representative teams.

    Wendy has consistently demonstrated her ability to develop effective training programs, foster teamwork, and mentor individual players to reach their maximum potential. Committed to creating a positive and inclusive environment, Wendy emphasises the holistic development of student-athletes, combining academic growth, character development, and sportsmanship.

    Email: w.portegys@stpauls.school.nz

  • Rowing Rachel Pollock

    Rachel Pollock

    Director of Rowing

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    Rachel Pollock

    Rachel Pollock

    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.

    Rachel 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.

    In 2019, she coached the U15 and U16 girls’ squads to North Island Secondary Schools and podium finishes were achieved.

    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.

    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.

  • Strength and Conditioning Keegan Grainger

    Keegan Grainger

    Strength and Conditioning Coach

    Keegan Grainger

    Keegan Grainger

    Strength and Conditioning Coach, Strength and Conditioning

  • Swimming Graham Smith

    Graham Smith

    St Paul's Swim Club Head Coach

    Graham Smith

    Graham Smith

    St Paul's Swim Club Head Coach, Swimming

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