Darren Reynolds | Chairperson
I have been part of KCU for many years as a junior coach, coordinator, club captain and as a senior player.
As well as filling the role of chairman, I serve on the Junior committee and am also the player/manager of the KCU 4ths.
I’m very keen to make the most of my role by seeking out ways to continually improve the club so it can give the best to its members young and old.
I also have 3 kids playing junior football for KCU at different grades and levels.
Mitchell Holmes | Treasurer
I have played football for a number of years now with KCU. I started with the juniors when I was young and now play with the seniors. Within the years I have captained the Men’s Reserve Team and played for the Men’s 1st Team when they got promotion from Capital 1 in 2017.
Sadly I dislocated my knee in late 2017 so have spent the last year in recovery. This sparked my interest to join the KCU committee in 2018 as the Club Treasurer.
This became my way of being involved in football again and a way to give back to the club that has given me so much in the past. I have been working as an accountant for the past 5 years now and am working through my Chartered Accountancy.
I am really looking forward to working with KCU and challenging my self in my Accounting career.
Anne Cheetham | Club secretary
Anne has recently taken on the role of Club Secretary. Anne moved to Kapiti from Australia in August this year with her partner Steve. Though she says her football-playing days are behind her, she is keen to get involved in KCU and become an active supporter and club member.
Look out for Anne around the Clubrooms and be sure to say hello.
Sharon Bannerman-Cooper | Events Manager
I joined KCU in 2013 to play for the Reserve team. In 2014 I joined the Senior Management Committee in the position of Club Secretary, as I firmly believe in giving back to the Community in some sort of Voluntary role and am now the Events Manager.
My role is to be the first point of Contact for all Club matters, attend and keep records of all meetings and assist with the Management of the Club. I run the Senior Registrations in the Capital Football Database as well.
You will also see me behind the bar on a Sunday and during Summer football. I am also the contact person currently for any Private Functions held at the Club, and have a hand in organising Club events such as the Phoenix Day, Prizegiving and the AGM.
My vision for the Club is to grow the social side where we hold regular member events to utilise our fantastic clubrooms, be an inclusive Club where all members get to enjoy the facilities and where we foster lifelong friendships.
Andrew Elms (Elmo) | Club Captain
I arrived in NZ from UK in 1990 following a kiwi girl back from her O.E to marry her.
I was introduced to football NZ style with it’s name being changed straight away to SOCCER. Learning the lingo helps !!
I spent 8 years in Gisborne playing for Gisborne City in the National League and latterly Gisborne Thistle in the Central League.
In 1998 we moved to Kapiti where i joined Paraparaumu United 1st team until the amalgamation with Raumati Hearts and the evolution of Kapiti Coast United. Since this time i have proudly represented KCU from 1sts to Social team and am currently the Player/Coach of the KCU Hearts in Horo/Kap Div 1.
Both my daughter and son have played KCU soccer from their earliest remembrance, where i was involved with coaching of both teams at different times and age groups (share the love).
I am the strongest advocate of club loyalty and heart and have instilled these ethics to my children. KCU is a great family club and there is nothing prouder to don a KCU shirt and take the field with your siblings in competitive footy. I was greatly honoured this year to be made Club Captain and hopefully further instil an inclusive and loyal vibe throughout the club.