Goodbye Kim

Farewell Kim

Sadly, Harbour Hockey is losing one its valued and long-standing team members with Kim making the decision to seek new career challenges outside of hockey. I’ve asked Kim to share in her own words, (see below) the news of her departure and what Harbour Hockey means to her. On behalf of the NHHA, we will be eternally grateful for the contribution Kim has made to us, and to so many of you through her hard work and passion for hockey. It is an understatement to say Kim has made a significant impact on the development and evolution of Harbour Hockey over the past 7-years. I know from some of her recent work on our “Hockey 2050” strategy, that her legacy will endure. Thank you Kim! We miss you already. We look forward to seeing you on the turfs and continuing your leadership role in our community.

Brad Clark, Chief Executive North Harbour Hockey

A parting message from Kim

As some of you may know by now, I have, last week, resigned from my roles as Hockey Development and Marketing Manager at North Harbour Hockey. Over seven years and through four different positions, I have met some beautiful people in the Harbour Whanau and have gained a lot. As a “Harbour Kid” I have grown up in the community since I was ten and have come to know and respect many of our family of 6,000 members as colleagues, mentors, teammates, and friends over the years.

I will always treasure my experiences in our home(s) and on our turfs. Thank you all for your support over my time here; please know it has always been appreciated. I also want to thank the Divisions and their respective Chairs for their tireless commitment to making the Harbour Whanau more inclusive, professional and committed to our members. Without your input, our association could not be what we are.

Over the years, I have thoroughly enjoyed working alongside our members in both a paid and volunteer capacity. I have learned from our fantastic event volunteers, working group members, and representative coaches. At times, I know my banter and dramatic storytelling can be tough to handle at the end of the long days, but there are so many memories made that I will never forget.

Personally, to my Dad (Scott Green) and Sister (Amanda Green), the time and energy I summoned you to provide to write our 25 Year History Book and to organise our 25 Year Ball you both gave so willingly. I was so proud to stand beside you to capture our history and celebrate our people in 2017. I look forward to family trips to support our Harbour Wolves and Hawks in Years to come. With the unfortunate cancellation of the National Masters Tournament (again), there is still a chance that Father Green can make it back to NZ to watch his daughter debut in this space.

Finally, to our entire team of passionate staff and my Hockey Development Team, Sophie, Judith, Will, James, Lesley, Kirsten, and others before you, I want to thank you for your dedication and commitment to the Harbour Way. The Harbour Culture has been protected and fostered into the remarkable association that we call home through each of you. While some days aren’t without their challenges, you have all contributed to the outstanding success our association has enjoyed.

My final day at work will be February 18th before moving to another organisation. It is never easy leaving something that has been a part of my life for so long, but it is time for someone new to take the helm and steer the Development team into the future. As a Harbour Tragic, I will still be around the clubhouse and on the turfs and look forward to sharing a beverage in the future, in other words, pretty much every weekend.

Kind regards
Kim

p.s. Unlike a fellow past Harbour Hockey Colleague Dave Kosoof, all Harbour Hockey equipment I have been responsible for stocktaking in my time is labelled NHHA and not D.K 03.