Eric was impacted by some good youth workers in his teens, so in turn has become a passionate youth worker for the last 10 years.
He attended bible college and initially started as a church based youth worker, but that then led to more community based youth work. Eric is very passionate about weaving the two together; having a foot in both, seeing more of that relationship. He totally believes in the adage “It takes a village to raise a child”, the more things, people, and ways we engage/support a young person the better!
In 2011 Eric got married to Anna, whangai/fostered Sione (now 11 years old) in 2015 then had their first girl Elsie in 2016, and have just had another boy Caleb in 2018.
Eric enjoys fishing, rugby, anything outdoors and sports (except cricket)! He also enjoys doing a little bit of wood carving and is part of a group under the Baptist Union called Urban Neighbours of Hope (UNOH).
Help Eric 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 Eric please set up an automatic payment online with your bank to Ignite Sport account number 12-3142-0276022-15 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.