Kevin has over thirty years of youth work and community work experience both as a volunteer and as a full-time practitioner. He has worked predominantly with ‘at risk’ Maori and Pacific Island youth and their families in the Hutt Valley. He spent fourteen coordinating the Te Hou Ora work in the greater Wellington region. Projects included running local community-based clubs, counseling, camps both local and national, youth development, early intervention ‘in school’ programmes, youth homes providing respite care and emergency accommodation.
During the 1990’s Kevin and his wife Diane developed and coordinated a community-based community development project in a poorer high density housing NZ community in Petone, In 2000 Kevin took on the Directors position at Wgtn YFC with the resposibilty of several youth work initiatives and projects including the establishment and supervision of over 25 Youth Service Corp and Conservation Corp pre-employment programmes in partnership with the Ministry of Youth Development.
In 2007 Kevin established the Ignite Sport Trust and is passionate about growing and developing the Ignite Sport model beyond Wellington.
Kevin has had a strong interest in all sports and especially cricket. He has coached at various levels from Primary age through to Premier One College grade and is now involved with Petone Riverside Cricket Club.
Help Kevin 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 Kevin please set up an automatic payment online with your bank to Ignite Sport account number 12-3142-0276022-01 or download an AP form here [DOCX, 164 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.