I am Coach Andy the owner of the Playball (East) Franchise. I have worked for
Playball for the last year as a head coach and loved every minute. Before Playball I was a PE teacher in the UK teaching children from the age of 4 to 18 . Outside Playball I love playing rugby and cricket. As owner of the Playball East franchise, please know that I am always available to talk about any questions, comments or observations you may have about Playball, the programme, my coaches, or anything else on your mind. I am contactable by phone or email which you can find on the contact page.
This is Coach Heidi our new head coach!!
After 4 years study at Otago university in Dunedin, Coach Heidi has returned home with a Bachelor of Physical Education double majoring in exercise prescription & sport and leisure studies. Coach Heidi has a special interest in netball, water polo, skiing and is always up for some outdoor adventures! She has always loved working with children and is looking forward to expanding her coaching skills in the Playball team!!
Kids cross Coach Chris at your peril! His easy-going nature is his perfect cover for his alter ego as a World Champion martial arts exponent. Coach Chris is our only two-time world champion Playball coach currently on staff, and blends his years of coaching experience with his own personal enjoyment of sports into his Playball lessons with your kids.
“I have always loved teaching children of all ages. I started out teaching at my local Tae Kwon-Do club at age 16 and never looked back. Since then have trained countless hours in martial arts. The passion for being active doesn’t stop at martial arts. Growing up I enjoyed playing cricket, rugby, badminton and soccer at club level and have a solid base of skills to pass on."
Coach Mal is our gentle giant often sporting a bushy beard! Kids don't be afraid
though, Coach Mal is really just like you, he loves playing games, messing around and generally having fun! After taking a years sabbatical to chase his dream of rowing for New Zealand Coach Mal has returned to Auckland to continue at University. He has also changed sports moving to the Kayak and the closer waters of lake Pupuke with the dream of Rio 2016. So watch out kids you will be see lots more of him!
Meet the latest addition to the coaching team. This is Coach Ana! Coach Ana has recently finished a Sports Science and Physiology degree from the University of Auckland. Coach Ana also loves being out or under the water. She has represented the New Zealand Universities at the 2012 World University Champs and has also played underwater hockey for the NZ U23's! Now Coach Ana is loving the new Playballers she is meeting and all the new games she is learning. If you want to know her favourites just come and ask!