Adam ap­pointed to new role

Franklin County News - - SPORT -

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.

Adam Ch­we­sik

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