MANAGEMENT TEAM PROFILE
MANAGEMENT TEAM PROFILE
Kim Beale - Director & Coach (Women)
It has been an absolute privilege for me to be the guy who's been clicking the NZCrossWhites along since 2007. I am married to Angela since 1993 and have 2 daughters Courtney & Sian. I have a number of strings to my bow as the Director of SoccerPlusNZ - heading the SAFCA Academy, the Soccer4Life schools programme, the Valencia CF Football Experiences, coaching Papatoetoe AFC mens team and Lynfield College 1st XI.
I grew up playing football from the age of 4, as I sort to surpass 3 of my older brothers in their achievements. I always played at a reasonable level, representing Westlake 1st XI for three years, making, but then withdrawing from the NZ U19s in 1983. I also made the NZ indoor team in 1988, but the team never did the planned tour due to lack of funds. I started coaching in 1995 locally before joining the Wynrs academy in 1997 and staying for 15 years. In 1989 I left full time secular work to join OAC Ministries, taking the opportunity to share Christ anywhere and everywhere. My true passion is to serve Christ and look for ways to make him known.
Kev Meikle - Manager & Coach (Mens)
A retired Royal Navy Officer, I came to New Zealand in 2010 after visiting onboard HMS Marlborough in 2003. Whilst in the RN I was privileged to be able to play all around the world, some amazing and crazy places, and prior to leaving I also became a qualified referee. When I retired in 2003, I went back to study and it was during that time that I got involved in professional football, this as the MD of a full time professional club. Whilst at the Club I was fortunate to work alongside some incredible people and experience some fantastic times, especially in the FA Cup where my team reached the 4th Round and played against a Premiership Club. For the 2019 season I worked alongside Kim and Daniel as the assistant coach for Papatoetoe, gaining promotion back to the NRFL Division 2.
On arriving in New Zealand, I returned to playing in the O35’s and coaching in the NFF/AFF Conference. It was during that time I met Kim and was introduced to the CrossWhites and this year will be my fourth trip over to Australia having coached the U18’s and U23’s previously in Sydney and the Men's in Brisbane winning the Men's Title in 2018. My son has also had this opportunity and travelled over in 2015 and 2016. One of the most amazing things about the CrossWhites for me is not the football, it's the fellowship, experience and life long friendships you make. As a youth minister for over 10 years, God is central to my life and to share this with some amazing people is something I continue to cherish.
Jamie Smith - Coach (U16 Boys)
I have been involved in football longer than I can remember, back in the UK football is a way of life and everyone grows up supporting a team and going to top flight games (unfortunately my team Aston Villa have struggled as of late). As a youngster I played both at school and for a club. In 1993 I moved to New Zealand where after a couple of years playing I realized that my actual passion was to coach.
I have been lucky enough to be given the opportunity to coach Over 35's, Senior Mens, U19's & Federation as well as number of junior grades. Whilst looking for my next coaching adventure I found NZ CrossWhites due to a number of players I have previously coached who played last year and were full of praise of the organization and the tournament. After few discussions with Kim, I now considers this to be my calling. This adventure means I have also been able to give my son Fraser the same opportunity.
Scott Harrison - Coach (U16 Girls)
Christian, Husband, Dad, Psychology student and football coach whenever the opportunity exists. Currently the Crosswhites U16 Girls Coach, Director of Football at Tauranga Girls College, and Womens Coach at Tauranga City AFC. We are a footballing family with almost the whole family having played and coached. I have been coaching football for over 25 years, hold a NZF Snr Lvl2 coaching badge and whether it has been coaching NRFL Womens Premier or coaching primary school football fun, I just love coaching. Football is a great sport and if our focus as players and coaches is on people, fun and doing our best for each other on and off the field, as opposed to trophies, certificates and medals, we will be successful regardless of the games outcome.
Sammy Negash - Coach (U18 Boys)
I have been involved in football for many years as a development coach, working with junior and youth. I also started working with seniors for the past 3 years. My coaching career highlight include the opportunities I have had to take different age groups to several international tours (Australia, England, Spain and Malaysia).
This year, I look forward to coaching a great bunch of U18 boys as part of the CrossWhites 2019 squad to Brisbane.
Phil Ozanne - Coach (Women)
I have been coaching and managing Girls s and Women's football for about 12 years now. I am excited about the prospects of being involved with the CrossWhites for a second time, this year and look forward to enjoying some good banter again. I currently work in the Early Childhood Sector. I am married with four fantastic children. I currently worship with my whānau at Otumoetai Baptist Church, where my wife is one of the pastors.
Daniel Jang - Manager & Chaplain
I am an avid sports administrator and team manager. Previously I have had the privilege of working as IT officer and volunteer manager at several FIFA World Cup events (Korea 2002, Germany 2006, South Africa 2010, U20 New Zealand 2015) and am currently team manager for Papatoetoe AFC Senior Mens 1st Team. I am also SCNZ accredited sports chaplain who can provide pastoral care and prayer support to players and staff. For my day job, I work in IT and in my spare time enjoy writing monthly columns for Christian Today online. You can read about my embarrassing 'reverse run' in Papua New Guinea (true story) in this link.
Heather Major - Manager & Chaplain
Traveling with the CrossWhites is my only chance to have an overseas holiday, but that's not the only reason I go. I go because I'm my daughter's no.1 fan. I am one of the world's worst football Mums but I know to use the 'f' word not the 's' word when it comes to the beautiful game. Rachel's Dad Glenn was on SoccerPlus' first football tour to Singapore and the Czech Republic in 1998. Football is in the family and though I can't play, I love supporting the CrossWhites as they enjoy the games, represent NZ and learn that we have a good good God who made some of us sporty and who takes pleasure in seeing all of us have fun. "Life in all its fullness" - God's tagline.
Sarah Ihaka - Manager & Helper
Sarah is on the management team traveling to Australia and is currently focusing on managing her busy family and their daily needs, chauffeur and parent help for her daughter's football and sailing teams, and general helper. Previously, working in administration, pre-school supervisor and as a teacher aid. Sarah is also a Venturer Leader for Shackleton Sea Scouts.
Karen Corkill - Manager & Helper
I'm very excited to be heading off on another CrossWhites Australian Tournament. I have had a son play for crossWhites and now a daughter who loves it. I went to Sydney in 2017 and Brisbane in 2018 and had a blast watching and supporting the teams. In Sydney, I helped out washing all the footy kits during the week, a massive task! I made lots of new friends. I look forward to making some more at this years tournament in Brisbane.
Chantelle Hildrick - Manager & Helper
I'm looking forward to joining the CrossWhites teams again this year. I first went to Sydney back in 2015 as a parent helper where I met and got to know a great bunch of people, some players who are still coming back each year. So I'm thankful for the opportunity this year to be part of the management team. I have been married to Steve for 24 years now and have 2 sons who are involved in lots of sports. Coming from a sporting family I spend most of my spare time either playing hockey or tennis myself or supporting my boys in their chosen sports whether it be from the sidelines or just generally helping out on or off the field.
Kylie Stewart & Rob Anderson - Manager & Helper
Hi, we’re Kylie and Rob, we’ve been asked to step in to the managers role for the NZ U16 boys. Rob and I have 7 kids between us, 2 boys and 5 girls, our youngest is 14, playing in the U16 team, we also have 4 grand-babies. Rob is a fully qualified mechanic and plumber by trade, while I’m an administration clerk in the Emergency Department at Waitakere Hospital. We look forward to the journey ahead with the NZ CrossWhite Squad.
MANAGEMENT TEAM 2019