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Michelle will lead the development of online coaching resources, an element of the ‘Building the Para Sport Family’ project as part of our Strengthen and Adapt Plan. These resources will address the stakeholder-reported lack of capability and confidence of coaches in supporting Para athletes. This will involve development of stand-alone resources targeting Para sport coaches, as well as a resource that integrates Para sport and disability knowledge within non-disabled coaching courses. The coaching resources will be promoted to and utilised by coaches engaged from the community to the high performance level. In the first instance, the resources will be available via Sport NZ’s Sport Tutor learning portal. During the development phase, PNZ will work with key stakeholders to co-design the resources and courses in a way that allows them to be incorporated/integrated within existing NSO coach development programmes.


Michelle splits her time between PNZ and her role as Diversity and Inclusion Manager for Badminton New Zealand. She has been heavily involved in the evolving Para badminton space, including developing coaches. Michelle is passionate about using technology to be more innovative and reach more diverse groups, different learning styles and personalities. 

Start date

19th August 2022


Michelle graduated from the University of Adelaide, with a Bachelor of Health Science in 2013.


Michelle loves travel, exploring new environments and different foods! She’s continually trying to grow her digital skills as an aspiring ‘amateur content creator’ in her spare time!