Running the show for SCNZ in Otago & Southland are Shane and Sarah Auld.

Based in Invercargill, Shane and Sarah have been on the team for over 6 years and are still loving all things "Sports Chaplaincy"! Shane chaplains for the Southland Sharks Basketball team, and Sarah chaplains the staff at ILT Stadium Southland. Between them, they oversee the growth and development of Sports Chaplaincy in Otago & Southland. This includes identifying, training, appointing, and guiding the chaplains in their area, connecting with local churches and sports communities, and finding more chaplains! They speak in churches, clubs, and anywhere they're invited to share God’s Word.

Southland and Otago Sports Chaplain Count: 14

Stay up to date

Keep up to date with the latest news and events popping up around Southland and Otago! We are an exciting bunch, and there's always something great to share! If you would like to stay in the loop with occaisional regional newsletters sent directly to your inbox please click here!

2024 Trainings

Don't miss out on the opportunity to become a Sports Chaplain. Completing your training through our Sports Chaplaincy New Zealand training programme is mandatory and covers all foundational material needed to become an SCNZ accredited Sports Chaplain. This a blended learning experience with an online course covering 22 topics and 1 day in-person workshop. The online component takes approximately 20 hours to complete.

The next training cohort for 2024 begins on March 25th - don't leave it too late to get in touch!

Workshops - absolute highlights!

 In 2023, we had three new chaplains train and each brought their own flare, personality, and faith background. We really value coming together in fellowship for Stronger Together meetings, and workshops, as we learn so much about our new team mates, and hear more about their cultures and backgrounds.

Our workshops are a great way to connect personally and learn through discussion and scenarios. 

SCNZ Facebook

We have a national Facebook page where there are posts about what we are up to as an organisation, updates on all regions around New Zealand, inspirational material, and details around training and workshops.

This page is for everyone - please don't hesitiate to click that follow button! Our national SCNZ page here.

Some of our Sporting Partners in Otago & Southland

National Newsletter

We write and release newsletters throughout the year that tell our success stories, update our supporters on what we've been up to, and hopefully encourage readers in life and their own journey! If you're keen to stay up to date with Sports Chaplaincy New Zealand by joining our mailing list, click

Sports Chaplaincy New Zealand is a registered charity solely reliant on donations for its funding.​​​​​​​