Ignite Sport

Allie
Thomsen

Youth Development Worker - SHIFT

Allie joined the Ignite team in January 2018.  Allie loves hanging out with young people and hearing their stories. She believes in the power of connection and belonging and loves seeing young people accomplish things they previously thought were impossible.

Allie coordinates the ‘Shift’ programme at Ignite. The kaupapa of Shift is to; increase awareness of wellbeing through education and role modelling, reduce barriers to participation by providing fun, low cost physical activity, and empower young women by inspiring and growing leaders to create change in their own communities.

Allie has a background in communications and has been involved in youth development programmes in Hutt City for four years. Alongside her work at Ignite, Allie is also a Youth Pastor at Hutt City Baptist Church.

Allie is married to Max – they love living in Wainuiomata with their border collie Bonnie.