Good luck, Marie

While Marie Dale has a new job in Te Awamutu, she will continue to support Cambridge kids from the side lines.

After 12 years of involvement in sport at Cambridge Primary School, and eight years on the payroll, Marie Dale is leaving her part time sports coordinator role and heading across to a fulltime position at the Te Awamutu Rugby, Sports and Recreation Club.

Many parents will have seen Marie on the side lines of children’s sport over the years, which has not been part of her paid work, and Marie said she will continue to be an avid support of Cambridge kids. She has also umpired and coached teams over the years, which she did as a volunteer.

“Watching the smiles of the players’ faces, listening to stories of every goal, try, tackle, intercept and rip has been the reward for doing this job.”

When the announcement of her departure was made, Marie said she was “told off” by kids and parents alike for leaving. It’s her passion for the kids that has driven her success at the school. “It’s all about the kids…it’s why I do what I do,” she explained.

Making the move to Te Awamutu as the programme facilitator and indoor centre manager for Te Awamutu Rugby Sports and Recreation, Marie said one of her tasks in the new role will be trying to grow the use of the centre. Best of luck in your new role, Marie.

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