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Our Board

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Bevan Newlands
Chairman

Bevan has a teaching background, with 12 years’ experience teaching in New Zealand and overseas. With a Bachelor of Education in Physical Education, Bevan brings enthusiasm and the experience of managing PE departments to Sport Twizel. Bevan has a passion for athletics and basketball. He has refereed rugby to a senior club level and was named in the 2013 National 7’s referees squad. Bevan enjoys playing sport with his two sons and is excited to see sport continue to develop in Twizel.

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Marcia Green 

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Phil Brophy
Treasurer

Phil started the Twizel Cricket Club (TCC) to allow children in the Mackenzie Basin the opportunity to play cricket in the South Canterbury cricket competition.  Children aged 5 to 13 years can play.

Marica is from Marlborough but has been based in the Mackenzie Region for the last 10 years. She currently runs Glenrock Station with her partner. Marcia loves being involved in the outdoors and sees sport as a great way to meet others and to pull people into a community. She is the co-founder of the Twizel Squash Club and enjoys playing basketball, football, and touch rugby.

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Richard Kyd

A pilot for The Helicopter Line, Richard and his family arrived at Glentanner in 2008 then moved to Twizel in 2013. Richard became involved with Sport Twizel to help improve sporting opportunities and to be a part of sport in the community. He hope his two kids will be involved with team sport at a good level. Richard has always been enthusiastic about sport, playing competitive hockey for 15 years. He has experience coaching kids and is comfortable with coaching, organising, and participating in community sport activity. 

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Amy Menard
Administrator

Amy and her husband Jason moved to Twizel in 2009 and live at the base of the Ben Ohau mountain range with their 3 kids. They enjoy the country lifestyle of the Mackenzie, especially hiking the wide variety of beautiful trails, and swimming in the lakes.

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Brian Blanchard

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Kate Staniford

Kate lives in the heart of Twizel with her husband and two daughters. She enjoys exploring dog-friendly walking opportunities across Te Manahuna with her rescue mutt, Theo. Kate is the Principal of Twizel Area School and proudly represents the school and its stakeholders as a representative on the Board of Sport Twizel.