Committee

Yvonne Lambert-Smith

Yvonne Lambert-Smith

Chairperson Artistic Committee

I have been involved in competitive roller skating for 35 plus years, as a competitor, club administrator, judge and coach.  Recently I have moved into administration at the national level and I am now the Chairperson of the Artistic Committee. I see this position as a governance role on the Federation Board and a management role on the Artistic Committee, working with the members to support and guide artistic skating throughout New Zealand.  I aim to work closely with the Artistic Committee to focus on communication in particular and supporting our clubs who in turn support our skaters, who are why I am here in this role as Chairperson.

Leigh Hudson

Leigh Hudson

Officials Convener

I have been a member of the NZ Artistic Roller Sports Committee for 12 years. My role as Officials Convener is to oversee the training and commissioning of NZ Officials (includes Judges, Calculators, Marshalls and Announcers), and prepare examinations as required. My other responsibilities include approving and/or preparing judging panels for Area, National and NZ hosted Oceania competitions. I have held International A judges commission since 1990 and position of NZ Chief Referee since 1994.

Joan Blackler

Joan Blackler

Treasurer, Artistic Committee

I have been involved in Roller Skating since 1973 as a Parent, Club and Area Committee Office Holder, New Zealand Artistic World and Oceania Team Manager, Marshall and since 1988 NZFRS Artistic Committee Treasurer. In my position as Treasurer it is my responsibility to maintain accurate reports of the Committee’s financial position and to provide financial information as required. This role also includes recording and supplying artistic numbers and keeping medal test records.

Dianne Gunson

Dianne Gunson

Communications Co-ordinator, Assistant Officials Convenor

I have been involved in roller skating for over 30 years, as an international skater, coach and judge.  I am currently an Advanced Masters Figure Skater, coach beginner skaters and I hold my number 3 and 4 judges commission.  I have sat on the Artistic Committee in previous years and am excited to be back on board. My role on the Committee is to assist Leigh in her role as Officials Convenor and to also help expand the number of officials we currently have and oversee and co-ordinate the various communications channels (such as our website and surveys) to ensure information is up to date and reaching everyone in our skating community.

Janine Price

Janine Price

Secretary

I am a current Masters Skater and UHRSC President. Any questions or requests for the committee need to be sent through me so please feel free to contact me at any time. I love skating and I am looking forward to helping grow our sport in New Zealand.

Michelle O’Doherty

Michelle O’Doherty

Events Co-Ordinator

This is my second year as a committee member and I have been assigned the Events Co-Ordinators role, which I am looking forward to working in. This role includes management of national events and squads and organisation of the NZ Championships.
I started in this sport as a child and developed my skating skills over my teen years. I left skating in 2000 to get married and have my children, after 10 years I returned as a coach for the New Plymouth Club. I have learnt a lot over the years from some amazing people and hope that I can help to develop this sport in the future.

Beverley Cooper MNZM

Beverley Cooper MNZM

Principal Manager HPCC

I am a member of the NZ Artistic Roller Sports Committee and have been for 8 years. My role on this Committee is Principal Manager of the NZ High Performance Coaching Committee for Artistic Roller Sports.  My responsibility in this position is to oversee the Coaches programme for development and assist when required. My involvement in the sport over many years has been as a competitive skater, judge, coach, Executive Officer of Skate NZ for 18 years, NZ Team Management, a member of the organising committee for World Skate 87, World Championships 2012 and many Oceania, National and Area Championships, and Club Committees. In March 2006 I was granted the Dignity of an Ordinary Member of said New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) for my services to roller skating. Roller Skating is my life.

Annelise De Cleene

Annelise De Cleene

Skaters Representative

I’m Annie, the skater’s representative on the NZ Artistic Committee. My role is to act as a voice for all skaters on the Committee and be a go-to for any suggestions, issues or comments between you and the Committee. My skating background: I’ve been skating for the majority of my life with my 2 sisters who also skated.  Competitions I’ve skated – NZ Championships 2002-2018, Oceania Championships 2008-2015, World Championship 2010 & 2012-2015. I currently am a coach and also skating Senior Dance and sometimes Quartets. I also previously skated freeskating up to last year Elementary, precision and show teams and also figures up to a Senior level. I am really excited to be working with all of you and being your voice on the NZ Artistic Committee.