The New Zealand Schools’ Debating Council is pleased to announce the appointment of Steve Hind to coach the 2011 Russell McVeagh New Zealand Schools’ Debating Team at the World Champs in Scotland and South Africa.
Steve was the captain of the Australian Schools’ Debating Team which won the 2005 World Schools’ Debating Championships. Since then he has gone on to be one of the world’s best university debaters. He won the 2010 World Universities’ Debating Championships for Sydney University and ranked as the 2nd best speaker in the world. He has won the Australasian Intervarsity Debating Champs (2008), along with a range of other university tournaments.
Steve recently coached the 2010 NZ Team on the Russell McVeagh International Tour, where the team reached the semi-finals. In Australia, Steve was the coach of the New South Wales Schools Team in 2010, and for the last four years has coached the NSW Combined GPS Team which were grade champions in 2007 and 2008. He has been the Sydney Grammar School Senior A Coach since 2007. The team won the GPS competition in 2007, 2009 and 2010.
The Council has deferred the appointment of the assistant coach to the NZ Team until after the National Champs in late May.