10 December, 2016 | Dan Shepherd
Blind Sport New Zealand is pleased to introduce the new Blind Sport New Zealand Board of Directors, elected at the recent Annual General Meeting of Blind Sport New Zealand Incorporated, and responsible for the governance of the national disability sports organization.
Returning to the Board, Mike Lloyd joined the Blind Sport New Zealand Board of Directors in 2012 and will vacate the position of vice-chair to lead the Blind Sport New Zealand Board as Chairman. Mike is heavily invested in blind and low vision sport, an active Board Member of Achilles International NZ and a keen marathon runner himself, competing in the New York City Marathon each year. Mike leads and produces blind and low vision sporting services available to community – managing the www.blindrunner.co.nz website, producing and hosting SportsLine – a weekly sports focussed show accessed for free via the Blind Foundation TIS service, and the Blind Sport Podcast, available in iTunes or at www.theblindsportpodcast.co.nz – featuring interviews with some of the world’s most influential blind and low vision sporting leaders and elite athletes.
Outgoing Chairman Daniel Te’o steps down from the role of Chairman after 6 years in the position. He remains on the Blind Sport New Zealand Board, moving into the position of Vice Chairman.
Also returning to the Blind Sport New Zealand Board of Directors, Dave Parker is a World Championship Gold Medalist, winning Gold as a member of the New Zealand B2 Sailing crew at the World Championships in Chicago in 2015. Dave is an active member of the NZ Blind Sailing Board, and has been a Blind Sport New Zealand Board Director for 5 years.
Hannah Pascoe from the depp south is newly elected to the Blind Sport New Zealand Board of Dorectors in 2017. An endurance athlete that is currently transition to track para-cycling, Hannah has completed 13 marathons and is currently training for her second half ironman. Hannah brings an important South Island presence and voice to the Blind Sport New Zealand Board.
Donna McCaskill is the current President of the New Zealand Blind Cricket Association and will travel as part of the New Zealand BLINDCAPS to the 2017 Blind Cricket World Cup in India in January 2017. Following 20 years experieince as part of the blind and low vision sports community, Donna joins the Blind Sport New Zealand Board of Directors in 2016.
Also travelling to India with the New Zealand BBLINDCAPS in 2017, Thomas Patterson from Waikato has been a member of the New Zealand Blind Cricket squad for three years. While Thomas is newly elected to the Blind Sport New Zealand Board of Directors, he has been a member of the NZBCA Executive for three years and is a leader for blind and low vision sports opportunity in his region, as a part of the Waikato Blind Sports Club.
The Blind Sport New Zealand Board of Directors, as elected at the 2016 Annual General Meeting, are:
Mike Lloyd, Chairman
Daniel Te’o, Vice Chair
Blind Sport New Zealand is the lead organisation for blind and low vision sport and recreation in New Zealand, charged with leading the growth of blind and low vision sport and recreation opportunity and increasing participation.
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