The Worlds Masters Games 2017 Football competitions wouldnt be possible without the help of the extremely talented team at WMG17 Football.
See below for the bios of the team:
Football Tournament Director
Having worked in the events industry for 21 years and in senior management positions for the past 10 years, Kerry has a very strong understanding of the events industry. Kerry founded Maritime Events Consulting in 2010 and has built the business to be recognised as the ‘Go To’ maritime project delivery company in New Zealand. Through the company Kerry has successfully delivered a number of varying significant event contracts including the U17 Youth Football Tournament, Volvo Ocean Race, Louis Vuitton World Series, Louis Vuitton Pacific Series, A Class World Catamaran Championships and Americas Cup, to name a few.
‘I am proud to be leading such a motivated team for the Football Tournament delivery of such a great sporting event’.
Through both high quality personal delivery and strong team leadership, Kerry has a proven track record delivering operational processes, account management, relationship management, major project management, volunteer management, commercial success, and budget monitoring.
Football Technical Delegate
Daniel is an experienced sport professional with over 16 years in the sports sector including eight years’ experience in competition and event management. Daniel is the current New Zealand Football Head of National Competitions leading a competitions team to deliver high quality National Competitions. Daniel also operates as the FIFA General Coordinator for selected international football matches in New Zealand.
Before taking up his current position, Daniel was the Auckland Cricket Operations Manager and led the delivery of domestic cricket programme at Eden Park. He was also involved in the operational aspects of major events management for international cricket and the ICC Cricket World Cup at Eden Park. Additionally, his CV includes roles in coach development and the secondary school sport sector.
Football Tournament Manager
Having been heavily involved in the events industry for over 16 years in both a Corporate and Private/Trust environment Mark has a fantastic understanding of what is needed to make an event successful not only for the participants, but also the stakeholders, suppliers, spectators and Volunteers. Over the 16 year period Mark has spec’d, organised and run in excess of 150 events ranging from 1 to 21 days and over multiple sites at times. Some of the major events Mark has contracted on are Volvo Ocean Race Auckland Stopover, ISF Men’s World Softball Championships, World Veterans Table Tennis Championships and is currently Co Event Director for Under 17 Youth Football Tournament. During his corporate years he worked on the World Mountain Bike Championships, ASB and Heineken Tennis, New Zealand Winter Games, Devonport Food and Wine Festival, Auckland International Boat Show, National Fieldays and various Regional Fieldays along with national and international Press launches.
Football Competitions Manager
Kelly’s interest in football started when she was 9 years old and her younger brother started playing football and after standing on the sideline for a season, let her parents know that it was the sport she wanted to play. So in the next season, Kelly started playing and now is about to enter into her 29th season in 2017. If Kelly wasn’t organising the WMG Football Competition, she would have been playing in it!
Prior to this contract, Kelly was working at Auckland Football as the Competitions Administrator for 6 years, delivering football to over 20,000 players during the winter season. In addition to this, Kelly was the NZ U-17 Women’s Football Team Manager for their recent campaign, co-ordinating the logistics and travelling to Jordan last year for the age group FIFA World Cup as well as two other overseas destinations for qualification and preparation.
Being able to work in an industry that is a passion is something that Kelly loves to do and is looking forward to the excitement and challenges the World Masters Games present over the next few months.
Campbell-Kirk (CK) Waugh
Football Referee Manager
C-K’s life has been involved in or around football. He started playing at the age of 5 and continued playing until his late teens. In 2000 C-K joined the Taranaki Referees Association, which meant playing Saturday mornings then officiating in the afternoon. C-K continued to progress through the levels and in 2006 had to decide between refereeing or playing. After deciding on a refereeing career he was promoted to the New Zealand Football National Panel in 2009. Since then he has been a permanent referee on the New Zealand National League.
In recent years C-K has been involved in OFC Competitions refereeing the 2010 & 2016 OFC Champions League, 2013 OFC Champions League Qualifiers, 2016 OFC U20 Preliminary Championships and the 2016 OFC U20 Championships (U20 World Cup qualification tournament).
Prior to starting with the WMG football management team, C-K was studying towards his BAcc at Massey University. C-K frequently likes to point out that “had he not been involved as Referee Manager he wouldn’t have been able to play as he is too young”, however, he would definitely have been involved as a referee.