NZHF Executive Committee

The New Zealand Handball Federation is run by an Executive Committee. We have adopted a set of rules, by which we run and administer the organisation. The Executive Committee currently has five elected members.

2017 NZHF Executive committee Members:

 

Michael Roxburgh
NZHF President

TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELF:
I am currently General Manager Sales and Marketing for Fronde who are an IT services company. I have held many senior leadership positions in companies such as Telecom, NZ Post and Tower. 

WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO JOIN THE NZHF?
Sport has always been a passion of mine. I have played Football and Cricket to senior club level as well playing basketball, badminton and table tennis competitively. 

I have had experience and have a strong understanding of funding for amateur sport, both from the sporting trusts and government organisations.

I have also been involved in sports administration from an early age including serving on various club committees, being involved in coaching as well as fundraising.

I am looking forward to offering my strategic skills and leadership ability to New Zealand Handball.


Justin Cope
NZHF Treasurer

TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELF:
I live in Christchurch, I'm married with two boys aged 4 and 7. I work for Environment Canterbury Regional Council as an Environmental Scientist specialising in the management of natural hazards

WHAT'S YOUR HANDBALL HISTORY?
I've always enjoyed playing a range of sports and had seen Handball on TV for the first time at the Sydney Olympics in 2000. I remember looking at opportunities to play in Christchurch at the time but nothing existed. Then in 2005 I was looking for a sport to play during the winter and saw an advertisement to come and give handball a go, fell in love with handball as a sport (especially goalkeeping) and have played and been involved in the administration/organising side of handball ever since.

I've had a few years in the national team, helped organise handball in Christchurch for the past 10 years, been on the NZHF board since 2007 (currently Treasurer), managed an u21 team to Partille and Dronninglund Cups and managed the National Womens Team in 2007.

WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO JOIN THE NZHF?
I started playing handball late in my sporting life and often wondered how far I might have gone if handball was around in NZ when I was growing up and I'd started playing at age 5 rather than age 35. I joined the Board to try and contribute to the development of handball in NZ so that kids growing up do have that opportunity.


Daniel Triebsch
NZHF Secretary

TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF:
I’m from Germany and came to New Zealand almost 10 years ago. I settled in Wellington because it was the place in New Zealand with the largest Handball community (around 40 players at that time).Outside of Handball, I am an IT professional and work as a management consultant for various companies.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR HANDBALL HISTORY:
I started playing Handball when I was 10 in my hometown Leipzig (in 1990). As a 16 year old, I went to the leading youth club in my region and played in the playoffs for the German Youth Championships. My aspiration to play Handball professionally ended due to a serious knee injury when I was 19 years old. Through my huge passion for Handball I couldn’t stop playing and went back to play for my first club, although only on a more social level (5th/6th league).

As my life led me to Wellington in 2007, I founded the Vikings Handball Club (initially called Ballermann 007) with some other Germans and since I am player-coaching the team.
In 2008 I was selected to an unofficial New Zealand National Team and represented New Zealand at an Oceania tournament in New Caledonia (we placed 3rd).

My coaching career started in 2004 as I was initially tricked by a good friend to coach with him our club’s women team. I realised that I enjoyed coaching and became also the player-coach for our club’s men team in 2005.

After arrival in New Zealand, I became quickly involved in coaching as there was (and still is) a huge requirement for more experienced coaches.

While coaching the Vikings Handball Club (men team since 2007, women team since 2011), I was also selected to Assistant Coach the Senior Men National Team (2013 to 2014) and to Assistant Coach the Senior Women National Team (since 2013).
In addition I am coaching since 2010 various schools in the Wellington area (boys and girls).

In regards to refereeing, I did my German referee licence in 1998 and officiated games in lower leagues of my home state in Germany (Saxony) until I moved to New Zealand. Since living in New Zealand I had my fair share of officiating games across all International, National, Regional and Local competitions.

Besides being a player, a coach and a referee, I am also heavily involved with the Handball administration. I was founding member and President of the Vikings Handball Club (2007 to present), as well as of the Wellington Handball Federation (founded in 2010, President 2010 to early 2015). In 2011 I was also elected into the NZHF Executive Committee.

In 2012 I was selected by the International Handball Federation (IHF) to oversee the IHF Trophy in Apia (Samoa), and In 2014 I was Tournament director of the IHF Trophy held in Wellington (New Zealand). I’ve also held the position of Tournament Director of numerous tournaments played in New Zealand since 2010.

WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO JOIN THE NZHF?
I joined the NZHF Executive team in 2011 as the elected Vice President and moved in 2012 into the NZHF Secretary-General position, which I still fulfil.

I decided to join the NZHF Executive Board as I’ve a deep passion and desire to see Handball growing in New Zealand. I hope I can further utilise my experience and my skills to help the Sport become more recognised in New Zealand and to establish Handball as well known and regular sport, especially within Schools and Universities.


Jaclyn Parker
NZHF Vice President (South Island)

TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELF:
Im from Christchurch I work as a Physiotherapist for Muscle People Physiotherapy.

HOW DID YOU GET INTO HANDBALL?
As I was growing up I played a range of sports mainly Netball, Basketball and Rowing. I watched Handball at the Olympics whilst I was studying in Dunedin and joined the Dunedin club. 3 weeks later I was off to Brisbane to play in my first qualifiers in Australia. 
Since then I have been involved with Handball both as a player and a Physiotherapist.

WHY DID YOU JOIN THE NZHF?
I think New Zealand Handball is at a unique point in its growth and I'm looking forward to the challenge of being a part of that development.


Tim Rayner
Board Member & Head of Beach Handball

TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELF:
I'm from Wellington and I'm a real estate agent at Just Paterson Real Estate Ltd.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR HANDBALL HISTORY:
I have always been very into sports, growing up was very much about rugby or soccer and cricket. I then found myself looking for a new sport and a new challenge so I went along to try handball with a couple of mates down at Kilbirnie Rec social nights.

I played my first handball match in March 2011, playing for Victoria University at the Wellington Open.From there, I represented:

  • Wellington at the 2011 State Champs in Sydney.
  • New Zealand 2012 and 2014 at Trans-Tasman / World Champs Qualifiers.
  • New Zealand 2016 for Beach Handball at World Champs Qualifiers 
  • Victoria University Club President 2014-2016. 
  • Wellington Handball President 2015 – till current. 
  • Referee World Champs Qualifier Women’s 2013
  • Referee Junior OCHF 2012.

WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO JOIN THE NZHF?
As I was becoming more and more involved with the Handball community. Having worked closely with Eric about what exactly the culture and goals were for the NZHF going forward, I saw myself as someone finding this to be an exciting challenge for myself personally and as a growing sport in New Zealand

 


Erin Roxburgh
Board Member

TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELF:
I am currently working at Willis Street Physio and Wellington Sports Medicine as the Business Development Manager, and am finishing off my Masters in Commerce as we speak. I grew up and live in Wellington. 

TELL US ABOUT YOUR HANDBALL HISTORY:
I got into it through watching my partner play. I first started playing mid way through the season in 2014. I play for Spartanz Womens Handball, since then, I have also played for Parrots Womens for Beach Handball and played for NZ in the 2016 Beach Handball Qualifier. 

I have been the secretary at Spartanz Handball since 2015, I was the secretary at Wellington Handball from 2015-2016, and I recently managed the Wellington U18 Womens Handball team in their recent trip to Australia. 

WHY DID YOU JOIN THE NZHF?
I am very passionate about sports, and more importantly sports participation and enjoyment. I have also gained relevant sports administration skills over the last five years through my various roles at my old Netball Club and I am also a recipient of the Victoria Plus Leadership award. Through my masters degree in management and strategy, I feel I have valuable skills I can offer New Zealand Handball.