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 Daniel Harper

    Daniel Harper

    1st XI Coach

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    Daniel Harper

    Daniel Harper

    1st XI Coach, Cricket

    Daniel came to St Paul’s in 2017 from the Silver Fern International School in Thailand where he had been the head of department of physical education since 2015.

    Prior to that, he spent two and a half years as a PE teacher at Hastings Boys' High School, where he ran their cricket academy, assisting with the coaching of their 1st XI and coaching a junior rugby side. Daniel gained his Bachelor of Sport and Recreation at Auckland University of Technology.

    An accomplished cricketer himself, Daniel holds a New Zealand Cricket’s prestigious level 2 coaching qualification. He also has a strong interest and background in hockey. Having coached a number of teams, he enjoys what impact a positive team culture can have on an athlete. He believes this is the primary reason why St Paul’s have achieved great success over a number of national tournaments.

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

  • Cricket Michael Rameka

    Michael Rameka

    Development XI Coach

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    Michael Rameka

    Michael Rameka

    Development 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

  • 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.

  • 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 HGHS 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.

    Lynaire will also do relief teaching as required and offer her mentoring support to our elite female sportswomen.

  • Rowing Craig Peebles

    Craig Peebles

    Director

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    Craig Peebles

    Craig Peebles

    Director, Rowing

    Craig has been appointed to the leadership role within our Rowing Club. He has been living in the United Kingdom and has been working as a Physical Education teacher at Chigwell School in Essex and completing his teacher training.

    Originally from Zimbabwe, Craig worked as Assistant Director of Sport and Master in Charge of Rowing at Peterhouse Boys’ School. During that time, he coached Zimbabwean crews at four junior world championships (i.e. 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2015). Craig most recently was his brother’s coach at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Craig also has an interest in rugby and was the coach of that school’s 1st XV and took an active role as a boarding master.

    Craig has completed his Masters degree in Applied Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Essex and is married to Elana, who is a highly successful Learning Support teacher in her own right. Elana is pregnant, and their baby is due in March 2020.

  • 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

  • Sevens Rugby Andrew Gibbs

    Andrew Gibbs

    Head Coach

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    Andrew Gibbs

    Andrew Gibbs

    Head Coach, Sevens Rugby

    Andrew has played both amateur and professional rugby. For rugby union, Andrew played for Northland, Manawatu, Gloucester and Bourgoin-Jallieu (semi-finalist European Cup) as a senior representative and New Zealand as an U19 representative. For rugby league, he played for St George (ARL) and Adelaide Rams (Super League).

    Andrew has coached St Paul’s and Fielding High School 1st XV teams, as well as Manawatu Secondary School, Whangarei Boys High School and St Paul’s 2nd XV and U15 teams. Andrew also has experience as a development officer for the Manawatu Rugby Union and has a Level Three Coaching Certificate.

    Contact:
    Tel: +64 7 957 8899 ext 8840
    Email: a.gibbs@stpauls.school.nz

  • Sports Duncan Gundersen

    Duncan Gundersen

    Director

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    Duncan Gundersen

    Duncan Gundersen

    Director, Sports

    Duncan has joined us from Saint Kentigern College where he was the HOD of Health and Physical Education. Originally from Putaruru in the South Waikato, Duncan has a passion for Athletics, Squash, Touch Rugby, Rugby Union and League. He studied his teaching qualification at the University of Waikato and later completed is Postgraduate and Masters qualifications with Massey University.

    His thesis investigated the impact emergent and shared leadership has on team performance, he conducted research in the UK on teams involved in the National Rugby 7s series.

    Duncan has also spent 8 Years in the UK working in the private school sector as a Director of Rugby and Head of Faculty. During his time in the UK he also gained experience coaching with both the Hareliquins and Wasps Schools of Rugby Programmes and coached Middlesex County Rugby.

    He has moved back to Hamilton with his wife Katey and two young daughters.

    Contact:
    Tel: +64 7 957 8899 ext 8813 Email: d.gundersen@stpauls.school.nz

  • Sports Josh Hay

    Josh Hay

    Director of Extra Curricular Activities

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    Josh Hay

    Josh Hay

    Director of Extra Curricular Activities, Sports

    Josh has an extensive background in secondary school sport and education and is an able practitioner.

    Josh previously spent 13 years at Hamilton Boys’ High School holding a variety of positions including senior teacher, hostel master, First XV Coach, year level Dean and director of sport. He then took a break of two years to take on the role of Account Manager for The Lion Foundation, before being drawn back to the area he is immensely passionate about – secondary school sports and developing the whole student athlete.

    Josh has a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science (Coaching and Sport Psychology) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching (Secondary). He has a strong coaching background in rugby, having coached teams such as New Zealand Secondary Schools, Waikato Development and Under 20 teams, as well as coaching experience in Japan and Wales.

    Josh’s position at St Paul’s is to oversee the promotion and support of sporting opportunities that maximise the personal and collective growth and development of skills and opportunities of as many St Paul's coaches and sports men and women as possible.

    Contact:
    Tel: +64 7 957 8899 ext 8737 Email: j.hay@stpauls.school.nz

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