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Women in Sport Waitaha

About us

Women in Sport Waitaha is a local network of leaders, movers, shakers, influencers, participants and supporters of Women & Girls within Sport & Recreation. We have the vision of achieving equity within the sector for our females of Waitaha Canterbury.

Why? Females are under-represented in decision making roles, have more barriers to participation, get less media coverage, investment and sponsorship then males.

Vision: Equity for women and girls to be active in Waitaha.

Mission: We will connect, inspire, and advocate for all who enable and empower women and girls to be active.

The Women in Sport Waitaha Team

Annette Purvis ONZM

Having been involved in sport governance for over 20 years, Annette currently sits on the NZOC and HPSNZ Boards, amongst holding other local positions. As a proud Cantabrian, Annette was inspired to take up Athletics after watching the 1974 Christchurch Commonwealth Games, her journey as an athlete contributing to where she is today as a leader who is athlete focused and champions equity and inclusion in sport, leadership and governance.

Wendy Trolove

Spending a lot of her youth participating in any sport or active recreation she could, Wendy took this passion and turned it into her career as a Sports Administrator. Currently working for Netball NZ as the Participation Lead for Mainland, Wendy champions for the voices of her communities to be heard, listened to and acted upon, with a particular emphasis on our kōhine and rangatahi.

Angela Leatherby

Mother of four and keen sportsperson, Angela has played, coached and administered a wide variety of sports.  She is passionate about supporting the play, active recreation and sports communities and has the privilege of working alongside them in her role as Sport Liaison Advisor at the Christchurch City Council.   With a focus on partnership and collaboration Angela advocates strongly for sport and recreation providers to share space, resources and knowledge with the goal of more people, being more active, more often.

Katrina Mansfield

Having worked in the sport sector at Regional, National and Government levels for over 20 years & represented Canterbury playing rugby, Katrina has a breadth of experience and knowledge in sport management from grassroots and international events, through to the Boardroom.  Her current role with Sport Canterbury as Ngā Puna Wai’s Partnership and Activation Manager, provides Katrina with the opportunity to work alongside Partners, RSOs and the Community to engage, explore, and champion sport and recreation activation and participation outcomes for all.

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