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Sport BOP Profile | Introducing Catherine!

Friday, September 14, 2018

Catherine is Sport Bay of Plenty’s Community Manager and oversees several programmes that help more people be more active more often.

Describe your role at Sport BOP:
As Community Manager at Sport BOP, I oversee the health, recreation and community strength and balance programmes which provide varied options for the community to become active for all ages across their life.

What is the most rewarding aspect of your job and why?
Working with a great team that encourage and support people to have a healthier lifestyle and experience the fun and enjoyment that can be gained from being active.

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What is the most challenging aspect and why?
Working against some of our modern lifestyle challenges such as unhealthy fast and convenient foods and the increasing sedentary lifestyles through regular use of devices!

When you’re not working at Sport Bay of Plenty, what do you like to get up to?
Spending time with family and friends, watching school sport, getting outdoors and being active - particularly walking, running or biking.

And for fun, if you could have any superpower what would it be and why?
Reading my teenage daughters’ minds!!

Other fun facts
Prior to working at Sport Bay of Plenty, I worked as an Occupational Therapist for 10 years. I love the change of focus from rehabilitation to now promoting healthy active lifestyles to keep people independent and active.

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