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Kirsty Sharp

Sports Adviser

Kirsty studied at Lincoln College (way back in the 80’s), then backpacked around the world for four years before returning to settle in Gisborne.

 As a stay at home mum, she volunteered for many community, school and sports groups before taking up a role of community sports adviser at Sport Gisborne Tairawhiti.  This role included managing the Tairawhiti Rising Legends, a programme that recognises, supports and develops local talented athletes to compete on the world stage.

After a move to Auckland in 2014, Kirsty took up the role of leverage and legacy manager for the Rugby League World Cup 2017 (NZ).

Kirsty visited Japan for the first time in 2019 as part of the Foundation's Japan Sports Forum, which took ten Kiwi PE teachers to the country to learn about its culture and relationship to sport. She will be returning as one of the expected 400,000 visitors attending the 2019 Rugby World Cup. Kirsty joined the Foundation in November 2018.