Adam appointed to new role
Counties Manukau Sport has reestablished the Franklin sports co-ordinator role after it ceased in 2015, and it will be filled by Adam Chwesik.
Chwesik, who is an avid softball player, coach and sporting enthusiast, has hit the ground running.
He kicked-off his new role with ‘‘exciting’’ ideas such as an after school dance programme, a BMX day at the Sunset Coast BMX track during the school holidays, and a coaches club designed to upskill community coaches and to help increase their knowledge in nutrients, sideline behaviour and conflict management.
Over the next few months, Chwesik said Counties Manukau Sport (CMS) would also be running a ‘have a go day’ where the community could experience different disciplines of sport.
‘‘Have a go day is an event day with different sports stations ... It is an event for people to try something new and hopefully that leads to kids taking up a new sport.’’
Amidst organising and running events, Chwesik will also be promoting the benefits of sport such as improvements in health, social skills, and confidence.
In 2013, he decided to steer his career in another direction and became a youth worker, before returning to CMS to become a primary school sports advisor until his transition into his current role.