New Zealand Christian Football Ministries (NZCFM)


Kim Beale - Director & Coach

It has been an absolute privilege for me to be the guy who's been clicking the NZCrossWhites along since 2007. I am married to Angela since 1993 and have 2 daughters Courtney & Sian. I have a number of strings to my bow as the Director of SoccerPlusNZ - heading the SAFCA Academy, the Soccer4Life schools programme, the Valencia CF Football Experiences, coaching Papatoetoe AFC mens team and Lynfield College 1st XI.

I grew up playing football from the age of 4, as I sort to surpass 3 of my older brothers in their achievements. I always played at a reasonable level, representing Westlake 1st XI for three years, making, but then withdrawing from the NZ U19s in 1983. I also made the NZ indoor team in 1988, but the team never did the planned tour due to lack of funds. I started coaching in 1995 locally before joining the Wynrs academy in 1997 and staying for 15 years. In 1989 I left full time secular work to join OAC Ministries, taking the opportunity to share Christ anywhere and everywhere. My true passion is to serve Christ and look for ways to make him known.
Kev Meikle - Manager & Coach

A retired Royal Navy Officer, I came to New Zealand in 2010 after visiting onboard HMS Marlborough in 2003. Whilst in the RN I was privileged to be able to play all around the world, some amazing and crazy places, and prior to leaving I also became a qualified referee. When I retired in 2003, I went back to study and it was during that time that I got involved in professional football, this as the MD of a full time professional club. Whilst at the Club I was fortunate to work alongside some incredible people and experience some fantastic times, especially in the FA Cup where my team reached the 4th Round and played against a Premiership Club.

On arriving in New Zealand, I returned to playing in the O35’s and coaching in the NFF/AFF Conference. It was during that time I met Kim and was introduced to the CrossWhites and this year will be my third trip over to Australia having coached the U18’s and U23’s previously in Sydney. My son has also had this opportunity and travelled over in 2015 and 2016. One of the most amazing things about the CrossWhites for me is not the football, it's the fellowship, experience and life long friendships you make. As a youth minister for over 10 years, God is central to my life and to share this with some amazing people is something I continue to cherish.

Blake Semp - Coach & Player

Blake is a football coach who works for SoccerPlusNZ in multiple primary schools in West Auckland. He also coaches at Glen Eden Intermediate and Oratia FC. He has a degree in Sport and Recreation (Coaching and Management Major) and is currently looking into a Teaching Degree so he can work as a teacher in primary and intermediate. He is coaching the Under 16 Boys team and playing for the Men's Team for the 2018 CrossWhites. This will be his 5th year involved in the tournament.

Colin Corkill - Manager & Coach

I have been coaching football for over 34 years I have coached men's, women's and kids of all ages and abilities with clubs and schools. I am a plumber by trade who has now started lecturing plumbing at Unitec after 35 years on the tools. I approach lecturing like coaching so I am really enjoying the challenge. I am looking forward to seeing my daughter play and to assist Kim in any way and look forward to meeting and working with a new group of people.

Daniel Jang - Manager & Chaplain

Daniel is a sports administrator and team manager. Previously he worked as IT officer and volunteer manager at several FIFA World Cup events (Korea 2002, Germany 2006, South Africa 2010, U20 New Zealand 2015) and is currently team manager for Papatoetoe AFC Mens 1st and Reserve Teams. Daniel is also a sports chaplain who can provide pastoral care to players and staff. He is an IT consulting and project professional by trade and enjoys writing monthly columns for Christian Today online news portal. You can read about his infamous 'reverse run' in Papua New Guinea (true story) in this link.

Heather Major - Manager & Chaplain

Traveling with the CrossWhites is my only chance to have an overseas holiday, but that's not the only reason I go. I go because I'm my daughter's no.1 fan. I am one of the world's worst football Mums but I know to use the 'f' word not the 's' word when it comes to the beautiful game. Rachel's Dad Glenn was on SoccerPlus' first football tour to Singapore and the Czech Republic in 1998. Football is in the family and though I can't play, I love supporting the Crosswhites as they enjoy the games, represent NZ and learn that we have a good good God who made some of us sporty and who takes pleasure in seeing all of us have fun. "Life in all its fullness" - God's tagline.
Jack Smith - Coach & Player

I am a SoccerPlusNZ coach delivering life skill programmes in primary schools around West Auckland as well as helping to facilitate our football academy SAFCA. I am currently completing a bachelor's degree in coaching and management. I am really looking forward to coaching and playing with the CrossWhites. This year being my first year, I have already been exposed to so many exciting opportunities and meeting so many inspirational people. I can't wait for the new connections I am going to make along the way!

Phil Ozanne - Coach

Kia ora, I have spent 20+ years working in the Early Childhood field and my current role is as a Manager. I am married with four fantastic children. I currently worship with my whānau at Otumoetai Baptist Church, where my wife is one of the pastors. My coaching this year has included assistant coach for Otumoetai Girls second XI and assisting with the Women's second team at Tauranga City. I am excited about the prospects of being involved with the CrossWhites this year.

Scott Harrison - Coach

Christian, Husband, Dad, Psychology student and football coach whenever the opportunity exists. Currently the Crosswhites U16 Girls Coach, Director of Football at Tauranga Girls College, and Womens Coach at Tauranga City AFC. We are a footballing family with almost the whole family having played and coached. I have been coaching football for over 25 years, hold a NZF Snr Lvl2 coaching badge and whether it has been coaching NRFL Womens Premier or coaching primary school football fun, I just love coaching. Football is a great sport and if our focus as players and coaches is on people, fun and doing our best for each other on and off the field, as opposed to trophies, certificates and medals, we will be successful regardless of the games outcome.

Grace Havler - Coach & Player

I am originally from Wellington but now based in Tauranga. I am a player in the CrossWhites Womens team and assistant coach for the under 16 girls. My coaching background is little kickers, swimming coach and New Zealand Christian Football U16 Girls. My football clubs and experience has been at Upper Hutt City Woman’s and U17, U19’s, Kapiti Womens Teams, Capital Football, Waitamata Club and New Zealand Development Team. I am currently with Tauranga City and New Zealand Christian Team, CrossWhites Woman’s and starting to engage with the New Zealand Maori Team. 

My other sporting experiences has been with Swimming Wellington, Surf Life Saving Lyall Bay, Wellington Athletics and Wellington Touch Rugby. I have been Sports Captain and House Captain. I have a Diploma in Christian Ministry, I am a current Swim Coach at Bartlett’s Swim School and I am studying a Bachelor of Primary Teaching and U16s Cross Whites Coach. I am excited about coaching the next generation. I am passionate about giving everyone a chance to develop their talents. I grew up with lots of coaches believing in me and challenging me. I didn’t just get it handed to me, I had to work for it and have experienced failures and setbacks. I want to be able to encourage and challenge everyone I work with and alongside. As a player, I am always learning and that will be the same as coaching.

Hussien Al-badri - Coach & Player

Kia Ora, Hello, Hola and Salam.

My name is Hussien Al-badri (aka 'HUSS'). Football the only sport I enjoy playing and coaching. I have been involved with the CrossWhite since 2014 as coach for U18s and player for men's team. I have also been involved with SoccerPlusNZ coaching. I finished a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Bachelor's in business design. Currently I work full time for a commercial facade company.

Isaac Stanton - Coach & Player

Isaac is a PE & Science teacher at Middleton Grange School. He heads up the Football and Futsal programs, as well as coaching the  boys 1st XI for 7 years. Isaac has experience as both a player and a coach at a regional level, as well as playing 1st Team football for over 5 years at Local Christchurch club FCtwenty11, before retiring early last year, opting to hang up his boots in order ‘to put a ring on it’, and get hitched to his wife, Rebekah. Currently in his third CrossWhites campaign as a player, and his first at a coach. Isaac has the honour of co-captaining the men’s team with his cousin, Elisha.

Sarah Ihaka - Helper

Sarah is on the management team traveling to Australia and is currently focusing on managing her busy family and their daily needs, chauffeur and parent help for her daughter's football and sailing teams, and general helper. Previously, working in administration, pre-school supervisor and as a teacher aid. Sarah is also a Venturer Leader for Shackleton Sea Scouts.

Karen Corkill - Manager

I'm very excited to be heading off on another CrossWhites Australian Tournament. I have had a son play for crossWhites and now a daughter who loves it. I went to Sydney last year and had a blast watching and supporting the teams. I helped out washing all the footy kits during the week, a massive task! I made lots of new friends in 2017 and I look forward to making some more at this years tournament in Brisbane.


Management               Pastoral

Kim Beale                         Kim Beale

Kevin Meikle                     Daniel Jang

Heather Major                  Heather Major

Daniel Jang

Colin Corkill

Karen Corkill

Steven Trim

Helen Trim

Sarah Ihaka
Coaches                        Physios
Kim Beale                           Courtney Sole        
Kevin Meikle                       Joel Armstrong
Blake Semp                        Lukas Burt
Eric Jones                           Zihan Zang
Jack Smith                         
Grace Havler
Issac Stanton
Hussien Al-Badri
Phil Ozanne
Scott Harrison

Click to view 2018 Team Lists  - U16 Boys, U16 Girls, U18 Boys, Mens and Womens