Director of Sport Development

Mr Mark McAlley

Hi Parents/Students and the Sacred Heart Girls’ College Community.

My name is Mark McAlley and I am the new Director of Sport Development at Sacred Heart. I am married and have two children. I have been teaching for 18 years both in New Zealand and overseas, across all three education sectors. I studied here in the mighty Waikato at Teachers College and completed a Sports and Leisure Certificate at Tauranga Polytechnic.

Sport has always played an important part in my life and has helped shape me into the person I am today. After finishing up my playing days on the rugby field and cricket pitch I now fill that void coaching. I have played, coached and officiated to a reasonably high level and am thankfully in a position that allows me to share my experiences with others. I enjoy transferring my passion for various sport onto my students so they can get the some fulfillment I received. I look forward to meeting many of you and continuing to develop Sacred Heart sport over the next few years.

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