Join us at Birkenhead United Football’s clubrooms for some laughs, charity auction and raffles. 

Featuring comedian Sam Smith, you’ll be entertained before hearing some inspiring stories and anecdotes from:

  • Terry McFlynn, Director of the new Auckland FC
  • Rochelle Martin, ex Black Fern and District Commander for Fire & Emergency NZ
  • Natalie Brunzel, para-sport Shooter
  • Selina Goddard, multi-Commonwealth Games Lawn Bowls medallist

Bar open and food available.

Proudly supported by @Harcourts Cooper & Co.

Date and time

Friday, 2nd August at 7pm

Location

Birkenhead United Football Club
Shepherds Park, Beach Haven
North Shore, Auckland

 

Cost

$25 + booking fee per person

Panelists' Bio

ROCHELLE MARTIN

Considered one of the most experienced players in rugby’s Black Ferns history with a career spanning from 1994-2005, winning three World Cup titles and being named Player of the Year 1995, Rochelle has an authentic leadership style. Currently a District Commander of the Waitematā District Fire & Emergency service she is involved in helping to facilitate and support women in taking an active role in defining and shaping the role of women in the firefighting and emergency services

Rochelle was recognised in the 2018 Queens Birthday honours as a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) for services to Rugby and Fire and Emergency NZ.

NATALIE BRUNZEL

Representing New Zealand on the world stage are targets para-athlete Natalie has continued to aim for in her sport of Shooting. Having been born with a progressive neuromuscular condition, she has been in a wheelchair since the age of 10 but was determined to find a sport she could love. Rifle shooting has taken her to the World Championships and won her a medal in the Air Rifle Teams event in 2019.

Natalie is a disability sector leader with a passion for helping people thrive through smart technology connectivity.

TERRY MCFLYNN

Born in Ireland, Terry began his footballing career in England playing for several professional clubs before moving to Australia in 2005 to the newly formed A-League club Sydney FC. The inaugural A-League competition saw the club win the championship and Terry played for several years, reaching captaincy and more than 150 games for Sydney FC.

Recently moving from Perth, Terry is the new director of Auckland FC and building their team ahead of their debut season 2024-25 in the A-League.

SELINA GODDARD

Lawn bowls is not just for retirement as Selina has shown us. Starting her competitive journey at the age of 14, she has been on the international circuit since 2013, representing New Zealand in various teams. She is a three-time Commonwealth Games bronze medallist and has five national titles and also won bronze at the 2023 World Outdoor Bowls Championships.

Selina plays out of Takapuna Bowling Club while running her own digital marketing business.