Who We Are
Providing leadership for the Counties Manukau Cricket community, ensuring pathways from school to club for all involved.
The SuperSmash Afterschool Hubs are designed for children who are new to playing cricket.
Counties Manukau Cricket offer a range of School Competitions and Tournaments throughout the cricket season.
Louise has spent all her life living in Auckland and has been a volunteer in club and community cricket within the Counties Manukau area for over 10 years. Her daughter and two sons have all played cricket in the Counties Manukau area and her sons continue to do so.
Louise’s role is wide ranging and supports the delivery of all areas of our programmes from club cricket draws through to the association’s administrative function.
Serena has a Cantabrian birth certificate but has lived in Wellington (and is a Victoria University graduate) but for the last five or so years she’s breathed Auckland’s air. Now retired because of injury, she has a long cricket playing background both in Christchurch and Wellington. Her sports management career has seen her in positions with Kelly Sports and Auckland Netball.
Serena is the go-to person for club and school cricket, coach/ player registration, CricHQ, female cricket, after-school cricket, holiday programmes, ethnic cricket and umpire and coach training.
Debu is an exciting addition to the regional coaching team with over twenty years of coaching experience across both grassroots and domestic levels. The first Pathway and Talent Coach based within Counties Manukau, Debu will bring a wealth of experience and leadership to both the role and region. After many years with Tarananki Cricket and Central Districts, Debu has relocated to the Counties Manukau region where he will be based.
After a great summer supporting delivery across SuperSmash programmes and a specific focus to grow game diversity, Carol Agafili has been appointed into the full time Development Officer role. Based in Papakura at Bruce Pulman Park, Carol’s local experience and passion to grow the game across diverse communities will be a huge asset to the community team with a goal to be “A game for All”. A kilikiti player and current member with the Northern Brave, Carol’s energy and drive to activate local community is evident with a vision that sport can empower and support community and family connections.
Louise joins Northern Districts from her current role as Development Activator with Counties Manukau. With almost a full season’s experience working to grow female participation specifically within local communities, Louise will bring a wealth of knowledge to activate engagement across all Counties Manukau communities with an eye to support the growth and connection of local clubs across tamariki, rangatahi and tuakana levels. Louise will be a key connect between the new participant and local clubs while also finding opportunities to provide cricket experiences in the region.