Meet the Team

The John Walker "Find Your Field of Dreams" Foundation Primary Sport Programme

Elizabeth Dooley

Lizzie Dooley 

Lizzie comes from the small village of Carrigaline, Co. Cork, Ireland.

Back home, Lizzie competed in Irish Dancing at an elite level for 12 years with a career highlight of dancing for the President of Ireland. After dancing Lizzie took up swimming and swam competitively with her local club before becoming a part of the coaching staff for 8 years.

Along-side these achievements Lizzie graduated University with a degree in Health & Leisure & Adapted Physical Activity. Upon moving to New Zealand in 2013 she utilized her skills and education to work with people with Intellectual Disabilities and enable them to live healthy & active lives through sport & physical activity.

Looking for a new challenge Lizzie was fortunate enough to join the Primary Sport Team with Counties Manukau Sport. She is eager and excited to put her own finesse on the delivery of sport within the Counties Manukau area. 

To contact Lizzie:

DDI 09 281 2539  M 029 505 1239



Jennifer Feret-Brear

Jennifer Feret-Brear

Jennifer's background is in Primary Education and Psychology, her experience is through sport and coaching, and her passion is to motivate young learners in the classroom, on the field, and in life!

Born and raised in Youngstown, Ohio she attended Mercyhurst University on a softball and volleyball scholarship. Upon graduating she played 3 seasons of professional softball in Europe ultimately making her way to NZ in 2010. Jennifer has been a member of the New Zealand White Sox (NZ's National Softball Team) since 2011 and has represented NZ in 2 Softball World Championships.

“Thanks to softball, I’ve been fortunate enough to play/coach in over 10 different countries. I have coached softball from grassroots through to the National level and I have also spent 3 years in the Massey local schools as a Kiwisport activator. I hope that through my involvement with CMS I can give back to the sporting community and, moreover, inspire lives through sport by providing opportunities to primary students throughout Otara, Papatoetoe, as well as the rest of Counties Manukau.”

To contact Jennifer:

DDI 09 281 2539  M 021 163 7242



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