Olympic athlete joins College staff

November 20, 2013 at 12:22 PM

We are pleased to confirm the appointment of Ms Clarissa Eshuis who will be joining the College in 2014 as a Health and Physical Education Teacher. Clarissa is an elite, international hockey sportswoman who has played over 140 international test matches for New Zealand.

Originally from the Waikato region, Clarissa started playing hockey at the age of seven. She went on to represent the Waikato junior teams and moved up the age grades before joining the NHL Midlands Women’s Team. She made her debut in 2005 against USA for the New Zealand Black Sticks Women’s Hockey team, and competed for New Zealand at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, and in 2010 and 2006 at the Commonwealth Games.

Clarissa holds a Diploma of Teaching from the University of Waikato and a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science from the Waikato Institute of Technology. Her personal passion for sports, the outdoors, health and well-being mirrors her belief that Physical Education is a very important tool in encouraging young people to be involved in healthy and active lives.

Clarissa says she is a very determined and competitive individual who has gained progress and positive results with the hockey teams she has coached to date. She is looking forward to making a significant and successful contribution to the Health and Physical Education classes at the College, and is very keen to get involved with hockey coaching and mentoring on the campus. 

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