Meet the Team

Sport Coach and Development Manager - Gary Kemble

Brought up in Takanini , Gary played Rugby League from 5yrs old, and played for Papakura, Ellerslie, HULL FC in the UK and played from 1980-1986 for the NZ Kiwis.

Prior to coming to CM Sport, Gary worked as a Customs Clearance Import Manager before going to and upon returning from the UK.  He has also worked a Rugby League Administrator for NZRL and the NZ Warriors as NZRL High Performance Manager, NZRL/NZ Warriors Elite Development Manager and NZRL Coach and Development Manager.  After moving on from Rugby League he became a Real Estate Licensee

Gary is enjoying being back at the ‘grass roots’ level for sport where he believes it is most important to provide the stepping stones for our kids and youth to develop their sporting skills so when opportunities arise to go to the next level they can adapt with confidence.

To contact Gary:

M: 021 419 849



Sport Development Advisor (Otahuhu/Mangere) - Jason McIntosh-Kerr

Jason has worked for Counties Manukau Sport within the Sport Development team since May 2012. He Hosts the Club EXCEL program in the sports clubs of Mangere and Otahuhu.

Jason's background involves youth speed and conditioning coaching for 12 years along with boxing coaching for adults for 6 years and rugby coaching for 14 years from Under 15 to Premier Club level.

In 2016 Jason will be evolving his coaching skills in rugby learning from the Counties Steelers Mitre 10 Cup Coaches during their training trials and pre-season games. He will then transfer this knowledge to the Counties Development team he will be coaching in 2016.

To contact Jason:

M: 029 295 0026



  Sport Development Advisor (Papakura/Manurewa) - Guy Barton

Guy has 3 children and has been with his partner for 30 years.

He has a range of experience in a number of codes (Touch, Rugby, Rugby League, and Netball to name a few) and has involved himself in clubs and RSO over the last 18 years.

Guy brings a new approach and with his event management skills adds value to the new looking team.

To contact Guy:

M: 029 437 0176


Key Partners:
SPARC Aktive Auckland Sport and Recreation Honda ASB Trust Fairfax Auckland Council John Walker Find Your Field of Dreams Foundation New Zealand Community Trust