Ignite Sport


Youth Development Worker - Shift

Emma joined the Ignite team in April 2017. Emma is passionate about working with young people, seeing them develop and flourish, noticing small steps of growth, being a guide, cheerleading in their journeys.  

Emma coordinates the ‘Shift’ programme at Ignite, an initiative to increase physical activity and wellbeing for young women, and develop leaders.


Emma brings 6 years of experience in community mental health, and 10+ years of experience working with young people through her local youth groups. Emma is currently a youth leader at Petone Baptist Youth Group.


Emma and her husband Matt live in Maungaraki, where they love hosting board games nights. Emma is always up for some yoga, and having a chat over a cup of tea.


Help Emma make a difference...

At Ignite Sport we rely on the generosity of others to help financially support our staff to do the work they do. If you would like to specifically support Emma please set up an automatic payment online with your bank to Ignite Sport account number 12-3142-0276022-08 or download an AP form here [DOCX, 165 KB] and take it into your bank. Please remember to then email us your name, address, the amount of support, and frequency so we can ensure you receive a tax receipt in April, and to say thanks! One-off donations also most welcome to the same account number if you prefer.