UNITED WORLD SPORTS ACADEMY
The United World Sports Academy (UWSA) is Tauranga’s newest sports centre for children. ANZCA has interviewed the founder, Caroline Dafoe, to find out more.
Could you tell me a bit more about UWSA?
UWSA was created by Robert Bethea, a retired private school teacher from the USA and professional international coach, along with myself (Caroline J. Dafoe), a Kiwi born in Canada with a background in Business Consulting and Human Resources and was a former volleyball coach.
Both of us saw a need to fill the gap in the current education and sports training systems that is being offered and knew that not all students would do well sitting at desk in a classroom for up to 7 hours a day. With the inspiration of the Skateboarding School in Malmo, Sweden that has been successfully running for more than 10 years, as well as other similarly successful schools around the globe, they decided to take a successful track record of other academies and bring it to New Zealand. As the Ministry of Education has told them “this is the first of its kind in New Zealand.”
Read the rest of this interview on our blog...