The Council is pleased to announce the appointment of Clodagh O’Connor-McKenna to the position of Coach of the 2009 Russell McVeagh New Zealand Schools’ Debating Team.
Clodagh has an outstanding record as a coach at a national level. In 2007, the Wellington team she co-coached won the New Zealand Schools’ Debating Championships, with all three members selected in the NZ Team. In 2008, a Wellington team she co-coached reached the Grand Final of the tournament, and in 2009 her Wellington team won the tournament again.
Clodagh is a former winner of the New Zealand Schools’ Debating Championships herself (in 2004) and has achieved considerable success at a university level, such as reaching the octo-finals of the Australasian Intervarsity Debating Champs and the Grand Final of the NZ Universities’ Impromptu Champs.
The Council is sure she will do an excellent job.