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Mike Ryan


In addition to being Special Olympics New Zealand's Manager - Sports Operations,  Mike also holds a number of international voluntary roles with both Special Olympics Asia-Pacific and Special Olympics International. These roles include Regional and Global Trainer, Technical Delegate for bocce, Chairperson of the Special Olympics International Bocce Sports Resource Team and also a recent appointment to the Special Olympics International Sports Rules Advisory Council.

Mike is a big supporter of Special Olympics and has been involved at a local level with the Manawatu club for 32 years; right through to volunteering at an international level having attended eight Special Olympics World Games.

Born and raised in Palmerston North Mike has never left the Manawatu region and has been married to Lyn for 42 years, they have four children (three of whom are Special Olympics athletes) and six grandchildren, needless to say he is kept fairly busy with his family life!

In his spare time Mike loves to play golf and is working on lowering his handicap. If he is not playing golf, then he is playing other sports with his family, either on a bike, a ski field or a golf course or supporting his sons and grandkids at their many sporting activities.


Mike Ryan

Manager - Sports Operations

P O Box 797
Palmerston North Central
Palmerston North 4440

Sport House, Queen Street, Palmerston North

+64 27 548 4824

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