Director of Sport: Mark McAlley
Mark has taught in primary and secondary schools for over 20 years in New Zealand and overseas. He completed a teacher training degree in Waikato before obtaining a Sports and Leisure Certificate at Tauranga Polytechnic.
Sport has always played an essential part of Mark’s life, and after his early years of playing rugby and cricket, it has led him to a career in officiating and coaching to a high level. This includes coaching a Waikato women’s rugby team. Mark’s role at the College allows him to share his skills and experience with others, unlocking potential and transferring his passion for sports to students.
The satisfaction Mark takes from seeing students gain confidence, develop skills, embrace teamwork and show leadership skills from participating in sports is why he loves his role. He feels lucky to have so many supportive families from the Sacred Heart.
Sports Coordinator: Jude Trumm
Jude is a Sacred Heart Girls’ College alumna and is delighted to be back supporting new generations in sports. When her daughter started at the College in 2019, Jude became a volunteer netball coach taking on the role of Netball Coordinator before joining the staff as a Sports Coordinator in 2021.
Jude played representative netball and softball in her teens for the Waikato region, with success in College athletics. Her love of sport continued with her children’s involvement in sports by coaching, managing and umpiring netball, rugby 7s, 15s, touch rugby and cricket. In 2017 Jude was Chaperone for the Waikato Gymnastics team at the Nationals in Nelson. In her ’downtime', she loves playing squash, going for walks, and singing.
Jude feels lucky working in sports to have made a vast friend network across many codes and to be supported by a band of wonderful volunteers willing to help children in sports.
Sports Coordinator: Joe Hinds
Joe hails from Wales, moving to New Zealand in 2017 to follow his passion for sports. He’s played football in the League of Wales and began coaching 19 years ago, working with Junior and Youth players.
Following a role as Regional Manager for a Football Academy, Joe is now Head Coach of the Hamilton Wanderers in the Men’s Northern Premier League. He has a strong background in football, and his love of sports extends to rugby, cricket, boxing and more.
Joe believes sport gives the freedom to express yourself and helps physical and mental health. Developing good communication, teamwork and discipline result from sports and a commitment to having plenty of fun! Joe’s passion is to teach and support our students through a positive sports experience.