Aktive – Auckland Sport & Recreation (Aktive) has appointed Trudi Bridges as Sector Development Advisor.

Trudi will join Aktive after six years at Special Olympics New Zealand where she has been employed as the Regional Team Leader – Community & Coach Development for the Upper North and Central North Island region for the past three years and prior to this, was Regional Sports Coordinator for the Auckland and Northland areas.

Trudi brings valuable experience in working with clubs and organisations at multiple levels, as well as teaching where she lectures in adapted physical activity at Unitec. Trudi initially started her professional career in the banking industry in sales, marketing and relationship management positions, which was followed with an account manager role for an office product distributor before pursuing her passion for sport. This saw her work for Tennis Auckland where she was responsible for events, marketing and sponsorship before taking on the role of Sports Opportunity Advisor for the Halberg Trust. Her scholarly achievements are impressive, achieving tertiary qualifications which include of Bachelor of Sport (Management major), a Post Graduate Diploma of Business and a Master of Business.