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Strengthen & Adapt - South Auckland Appointments

In partnership with Franklin and Counties-Manukau (working with Auckland Basketball Services); we have three Community Lead roles working in the South Auckland community. This project is funded by Sport New Zealand for three years as part of the Strengthen and Adapt investment.




Katie Buckley: Community Lead – South Auckland

Katie joins the team from Cession Community Trust where she is the Community Development Manager. Katie has 10 years’ experience in community development, family support and learning facilitation. Katie’s sporting background is in basketball where she ‘lived and breathed the game’ growing up in the United States playing, coaching and refereeing. Katie has called NZ home for over 15 years and is married with four children all heavily involved in BMX and basketball. Katie has been a committee member and active volunteer leading a range of initiatives at NZ’s largest BMZ club. Katie will be based at the new BBNZ regional hub at Bruce Pulman Park and starts on Monday 22 November.




Nicola Post: Community Lead – South Auckland

Nicola joins the team from Franklin Basketball Association where she has been the Schools & Clubs Development Officer since 2015. Nicola has eight years’ experience in community basketball and a range of roles with administration, refereeing, coaching and club development. Nicola is on the Aktive Women's Leadership Development Programme and has been mentoring young females and delivering Girls Got Game programmes. Nicola has a passion for growing the game for women and girls and helping community clubs thrive. Nicola will be based at the new BBNZ regional hub at Bruce Pulman Park and starts on Monday 22 November.





Tori Williams: Community Lead – South Auckland

Tori joins the team from the Halberg Foundation where she is an Advisor covering south, east and central Auckland. Her areas of responsibility include women and girls, delivery of inclusion training, Māori initiatives and the Manaakitanga Leadership Programme. Tori’s background is working in community development for over 10 years with a strong focus on inclusion and targeted communities. Tori has a passion for growing opportunities and enabling positive change in South Auckland communities. Tori will be based at the new BBNZ regional hub at Bruce Pulman Park and starts on Monday 22 November.

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