Meet the team

Meet the people here to help you at University Recreation. Our staff can give you advice and information on fitness, playing sport, and University clubs.

We’re proud of our awesome, talented and committed team who work every day to support you in your fitness and recreation goals—helping make your time at university a better experience.

Membership and general enquiries

Contact us for information about joining the gym and our membership options.

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Sam McPherson

Senior Recreation Adviser
Student and Campus Living

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Jacky Loong

Recreation Adviser
Student and Campus Living

Operations Manager
Student and Campus Living

Fitness and personal training

We can help you with all your questions about the gym, fitness facilities and services, group classes and personal training.

Find us in the University Recreation building behind the Cotton Building.

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Latesha Smith

Senior Fitness Adviser
Student and Campus Living

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Hamish Kheng

Fitness Adviser
Student and Campus Living

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Annalise Bowden

Fitness Adviser
Student and Campus Living

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Shayal Ram

Fitness Adviser
Student and Campus Living

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Meredith Price

Fitness and Wellbeing Manager
Student and Campus Living

Sports team

The Sports team can help you with anything to do with playing sport while at University. Come in and talk to us at the University Recreation building, or contact us by email or phone.

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Conor O'Fee

Sports and Clubs Manager
Student and Campus Living · University Recreation Wellington

Clubs team

For information on joining, running or setting up a new club, or questions about booking and hiring our venues, contact the Clubs team.

You can find us at the top of the Student Union Building in SU 401.

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Peter McDonald

Clubs Administrator · Clubs Support
Student and Campus Living · University Recreation


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Karl Whalen

Associate Director, Sport and Recreation
Student and Campus Living