Meet the Judges
Coaching and Talent Development Team Leader
Sport Bay of Plenty
Dave Clarke is the Coaching and Talent Development Team Leader at the Sport Bay of Plenty. He currently leads the Bay Trust CoachForce program, that sees 28 coach developers from 22 sports delivering coach development opportunities across the Bay of Plenty region. He also leads the Sport NZ regional Performance Coach Advance program. He has coached professionally for 30 years in the sport of squash originally in the UK and then as the National Coach in NZ and has coached at 28 World Championships, 200+ World Tour events and 4 Commonwealth Games working with 9 World Champions and 8 CWG medallists at Senior, Junior and Masters levels. He is passionate about helping others to learn, grow as human beings and achieve their potential.
Board member - Chairman
Parafed Bay of Plenty
Bryce, an ex-farmer, after an accident in 2002 was left as a tetraplegic at the age of 39. He found keeping a level of fitness and finding sporting opportunities near impossible. Bryce has had positions on School Boards and a Disability Trust and saw Parafed as a way to help others in his situation to be involved in sport. He found that people with physical impairments had very few opportunities to be involved in Sport, and without a provider such as Parafed athletes have no other options.
Parafed Bay of Plenty
An active sportsperson throughout her life, Stacey believes sport is the vehicle for social change. Having cerebral palsy, Stacey has a unique perspective on the world of disability sport, which makes her an important team member within the disability sport community. She was employed by the Halberg Disability Sport Foundation for 11 years, plus captained New Zealand at the Sydney 2000 Paralympics Boccia team where they placed 4th. She is very passionate about making more sporting opportunities possible for everyone.
Tauranga City Council
Bio coming soon.
Dave MacCalman (Paralympian)
Disability Sport Advisor
The Halberg Disability Sports Foundation
Born in Rotorua and now residing in Athenree, Dave is a four time Paralympian, a double Gold medalist in Sydney 2000 (javelin and pentathlon) and winner of the BOP Sportsperson of the Year (2000), a multiple world record holder and world champion, National wheelchair basketball and wheelchair rugby coach (1990’s), Dave also coached National League basketball (1980’s) – two time champion coach.