Auckland Hockey Life Member and hockey stalwart Sheryl Law QSM has been nominated as a Life Member of Hockey New Zealand! Sheryl’s nomination will be one of two HNZ Life Membership nominations voted on at the 32nd Hockey New Zealand Online AGM, Friday 24th April 2020.
Sheryl Law has achieved the highest honours in Hockey, tallying over 40 years service to the sport! Along with her Queen’s Service Medal award in 2019, Sheryl’s nomination for HNZ Life Membership by Auckland Hockey will be another wonderful recognition of her selfless contributions to Hockey.
Actively involved in the Southern Districts Hockey Club in many capacities across the Club, volunteering in coaching and administration and Committee/Governance roles, and sharing her wealth of experience and skills for the benefit of players at all levels.
Southern Districts Hockey Club has achieved a quiet reputation for developing impressive players including Men’s and Women’s Black Sticks, and the dedication and commitment from Sheryl Law has undoubtedly helped the Club grow and flourish to where it is today, a successful partner Club in Papatoetoe’s Kolmar Multi-sport Facility.
Sheryl and her husband Rock Child have been the driving force of Southern Districts Hockey Club for 35 years. Sheryl has organised Kiwisport funding to enable Club-based coaching and development programmes in South Auckland schools. She has had a strong involvement in Auckland Hockey administration. She has been a New Zealand representative hockey player and has coached or managed seasons for Minis, Juniors, Youth, and Premier Women teams. She is also Education Team Leader at Counties Manukau Sport
Sheryl has coached hundreds of young hockey players in various East Counties Country Schools representative teams and Auckland representative teams. She has been an Auckland age group selector and Auckland Women’s NHL selector.
Sheryl has given a lot back to Auckland Hockey and Hockey in New Zealand. She is an Auckland Hockey Life Member and has given so much to the sport, to the extent that Auckland Hockey’s Coach of the Year award is named after her and husband Rick. She has committed many hours to volunteer groups and think tanks, including Auckland Hockey’s Facilities Development Working Group. Sheryl was also a Black Stick in 1979, 1981-82, 1984, and is mother to Marcus and Simon Child current Vantage Black Sticks.
Her dedication, commitment, knowledge and experience within the game are second to none. She tirelessly volunteers throughout various roles in the sport as Coach, Manager, Secretary, Committee Member, Volunteer on think tanks and advisory groups/committees for AKH. Her service to the sport is highlighted by her QSM award in 2019.
Congratulations on your nomination Sheryl!