Sports Chaplaincy NZ

Sports Chaplaincy is about caring for New Zealand’s sports community.

Vision: To serve New Zealand’s sporting community through providing pastoral care and mentoring

Mission: To identify, train, appoint and guide dedicated chaplains to serve athletes and teams at all levels across New Zealand.

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A Sports Chaplain is:

  • A VOLUNTEER who is an invited and trusted guest in the sports setting, who is available for conversations with team members, which may be personal and therefore confidential.
  • A PASTORAL MENTOR who considers the total person: mental, physical, spiritual and social rather than simply maximising the on field performance of the sports person.
  • A TEAM PLAYER who works in relationship with the sport’s supporting community (doctors, physiotherapists, managers, sport psychologists, officials, coaching staff etc).

Contacts:

Auckland

Ross Georgiou
National Director
Mobile 021 589 073
ross@sportschaplaincy.co.nz

Hamilton

Brendan Dickinson
brendan.dickinson@sportschaplaincy.co.nz

Wellington

Kevin Goldsbury
kevin@sportschaplaincy.co.nz

Christchurch

Surita Heyden
surita@sportschaplaincy.co.nz

Dunedin

Martin Baldwin
martin.baldwin@sportschaplaincy.co.nz