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Sport Development Officer Appointed

dsport is pleased to announce the appointment of the first full-time Sport Development Officer.

Yarride Rosario joins dsport in mid-July to take up the role. Yarride has a wealth of experience in sport including representing New Zealand in athletics at the Youth Olympics in Singapore in 2010, coaching athletes himself and previously working at the ASB Sports Centre in Kilbirnie.

For Yarride, “I’m most looking forward to meeting all the amazing people and athletes who make up the dsport community and getting hands on in creating successful programmes. From experience, the most important part of sports programming to me is engagement, inclusivity and most of all, fun!” 

Most recently, Yarride has been working within the school environment, managing a recreation and tuition programme, including working with students with physical disabilities and special needs.

dsport Manager, Catriona McBean, said “We are thankful to the Minister of Sport, Grant Robertson, who through funding to Sport New Zealand for enhancing disability sport, has enabled us to create this position. For many years dsport has been wanting to expand our programmes and services but has been constrained financially from doing so. Now, with this dedicated funding, we are able to enhance our capacity to deliver more for disability sport in the greater Wellington Region.”

“We believe the skills and experience Yarride brings to the role will complement and expand those we already have, particularly in the schools space. The first priority for Yarride will be taking the lead role for the Youth Group programme (for 5-18 year olds), as well as the Sport Development programme. I can’t wait for Yarride to start, I’ve got so many projects for him to get right into” said Catriona.