March 2024 TBC

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Raelene Castle

Te Tai Tokerau Women & Girls in Sport, Active Recreation & Play Networking Events

The networking events are for people who are interested in or working with, women in girls in sport, active recreation and play. The aim of the events is to provide an opportunity for like-minded people to get together, share, support one another and learn more about topics around women and girls in the sector.

For more information contact: 

Ellie Eastwood

[email protected]​​​​​​​  |   0226903390


In October 2022, we hosted Raelene Castle to speak at our networking event! It was so inspiring to hear from Raelene on her lived experiences, female leadership, and the women and girls’ space in the sport, active recreation and play sector.

About Raelene…

Raelene is the Chief Executive of Sport New Zealand. She joined the organisation in December 2020 after seven years working in Australia as Chief Executive of the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs and then Chief Executive of Rugby Australia. She was previously Chief Executive of Netball New Zealand from 2007 to 2013.

Before beginning her career in sports administration, Raelene built a successful corporate career in communications, sales and marketing. This included general management and other senior roles at Telecom New Zealand (now Spark), Bank of New Zealand and Fuji Xerox.

Raelene has held several governance roles in sport, previously serving as a board director of the ANZ Championship Netball, International Federations of Netball Associations, SANZAAR Rugby and the World Rugby Council.

She also has a rich sporting background as a former representative-level netball, tennis and lawn bowls player.

Raelene was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) in 2015 for services to Business and Sport.