Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Dunedin Swim Coaching Board members named

Dunedin Swim Coaching Board members named

Dunedin (Friday, 21 December) – A team of five people with strong swimming and sports administration backgrounds have been appointed to the new Dunedin Swim Coaching Board, formed to oversee the coaching of the sport in the city.

DCC General Manager Operations Tony Avery says the new Board has come about in response to the recommendations of the independent panel that had reviewed the city’s swim coaching needs.

The board members are:

Lindsay Dey (Chairperson) – Wide range of roles in the sporting field and current President of the Dunedin Triathlon and Multisport Club

Matt Heaton - President of the Waves Swimming Club

Sean McMahon – Chairman of the Otago Swim Coaching Academy (OSCA)

Kay Alexander – Swimming Otago Selector and Otago Swimming Technical Panel member, who also has involvement with Waves and OSCA

John Brimble – Chief Executive, Sport Otago.

Mr Avery says the board represents a broad range of the community.

“Collectively the board has a broadly based background in sport and swimming, plus there is considerable business and administration acumen.

“Their role will be to manage squad based swim coaches’ services at Moana Pool. This is a positive initiative and there is genuine excitement in the swimming community about what a board like this can do,” he says.

“It is an opportunity to develop Dunedin as a major centre for swimming that will be able to attract elite sportspeople here to train. The Board will also be able to provide clear pathways for developing young swimmers, from learn-to-swim to elite squad level.”

One of the Board’s first tasks will be to manage a process to appoint new coaches next year.

John Brimble’s involvement will be for an initial one-year period, providing a strong link to the Independent Panel’s work that he was a part of. In addition, Sport Otago will provide the Dunedin Swim Coach Board with administration and set-up support in the initial stages.

The new board was appointed by a panel made up of Councillor Bill Acklin, the Chair of the Council’s Community Development Committee; Mandy Grainger, President of Swim Otago; Mr Brimble and Mr Avery.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Drone Strikes And Judith Collins‘ Last Stand

The news that a New Zealand citizen was killed last November in a US drone attack in Yemen brings the drones controversy closer to home.

To the US, drones are a legitimate response to the threat posed by the al Qaeda organisation and its franchisees... To the US, the drones carry the added advantage of not putting US troops at risk on the ground, and minimises the need for putting them in large numbers in bases in the countries concerned, always a politically sensitive point.

The counter-argument, well articulated by security analyst Paul Buchanan on RNZ this morning, is that this particular drone attack can be said to amount to an extra-judicial execution of a New Zealand citizen by one of our military allies, in circumstances where the person concerned posed no threat to New Zealand’s domestic security. More>>

 

Parliament Today:

Policies: Labour’s Economic Upgrade For Manufacturing

Labour Leader David Cunliffe has today announced his Economic Upgrade for the manufacturing sector – a plan that will create better jobs and higher wages. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Life And ACC Work Of Sir Owen Woodhouse

With the death of Sir Owen Woodhouse, the founding father of the Accident Compensation Scheme, New Zealand has lost one of the titans of its post-war social policy. More>>

ALSO:

Bad Transnationals: Rio Tinto Wins 2013 Roger Award

It won the 2011 Roger Award and was runner up in 2012, 2009 and 08. One 2013 nomination said simply and in its entirety: “Blackmailing country”... More>>

ALSO:

Select Committees: Tobacco Plain Packaging Hearings

The Stroke Foundation is today backing the Cancer Society and Smokefree Coalition who are making oral submissions to the Health Select Committee in support of proposed legislation to remove of all branding from tobacco products. More>>

ALSO:

Milk: Oravida Asked For Cabinet Help

New evidence released by New Zealand First today reveals Justice Minister Judith Collins used her position to manipulate the Government to help her husband’s company, Oravida, after the Fonterra botulism scare, says New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters. More>>

ALSO:

With Conditions: Ruataniwha Consents Approved In Draft Decision

The Tukituki Catchment Proposal Board of Inquiry has granted 17 resource consents relating to the $265 million Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme in a draft decision that would open more of the Hawke’s Bay to irrigation. More>>

ALSO:

Fast Lanes, Campervans: Labour 'Making The Holidays Easier For Kiwi Drivers'

The next Labour Government will make the holidays easier and journeys quicker for Kiwi families driving on the roads, says Labour Leader David Cunliffe. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Royalty And Its Tourism Spin-Offs

Ultimately the Queen’s longevity has been one of her most significant accomplishments. A transition to Prince Charles while the monarchy was in the pits of public esteem in the mid to late 1990s would have been disastrous for the Royal Firm. Far more congenial representatives have now emerged... More>>

ALSO:

Privacy (Again): ACC Demands Excessive Privacy Waivers

Labour: “This is just another example of ACC under National deliberately acting to deny treatment and compensation... Those who did fill in the form have effectively been victims of yet another ACC privacy breach. This time Judith Collins knew it was happening..." More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news