It all started in 1937...

Mission  Statement

To sustain a club that has a growth mindset, that caters for all athletes and their whanau, ensuring they enjoy a safe, happy, inspiring culture that allows all stakeholders to be the best they can be.


PAHC exists to serve the needs of its members and the wider community, to advance the love of athletics, promote wellbeing and resilience, foster lifelong friendships and provide an opportunity for all to succeed.


Our History

Papakura Athletic and Harrier Club (PAHC) has been at the heart of community sport and recreation since it was originally established 1937 (under a different name).


PAHC is situated in Massey Park, Papakura which has been deliberately developed by successive Papakura Councils as an intensive active recreation reserve for organised sports, since 1930. It is now home to PAHC, Papakura Rugby Club, The Papakura Swimming Complex and an established gym.


  The Exec   Committee   

Melissa Brearley -Tipene


Eric Sila

Vice President 

Vaughan Couillault


Bridget Reid





President: Melissa Brearley-Tipene  021 464 801

Vice President: Eric Sila  021 558 335

Secretary: Bridgette Reid

Treasurer: Vaughan Couillault  027 454 7995 Registrar: send us an email

Committee members


Angela Bimler, Bridgette Reid,

David Van Den Bogaard, Dean & Becky Ogilvie,

Eric Sila, Gavin Healy,

Glen Millen, James Kuegler

Joe Tipene, Melissa Brearly - Tipene,

Rachel McAleer,

Ranbir Pablo, Rex Allen,

SELUONE Seluone, Sue Millen,  

Vaughan Couillault

For a full list of committee members and duties download our

Club Members Booklet

Friends of the committee: Noeline Hodgins, Lydia McClennan, Gavin McClennan, 

Lachie McClennan, Vanessa Couillault,

Rafe Couillault, Allison Millen
Russell Brearley, Ron Brearley, Mira Ralph,

Rona Varney, Rachel McAleer, Sian McAleer, Brook Hainsworth, Donna Tumai
Jenny - May Clarkson, Rob Ward
Lara Camage, Sharon Keat,

Eric O’Brien, Alison Fletcher

Life members:  Bruce Pulman,

Julian Castle, Rex Allen

Bruce Pulman

PAHC Patron

Our Patron

Bruce Pulman, who is a life member of PAHC, has now honoured our club by also becoming our patron.

 Mr Pulman is a driving force behind community development in Papakura and South Auckland, contributing both time and sponsorship to encouraging high-achieving sportspeople, sporting organisations and community facilities.


A few of his major undertakings have been the Bruce Pulman Park sports and recreational facility, Counties Manukau Gymnastics Club and the Counties Manukau Sports Excellence Awards. Mr Pulman has also given financial support to the building of a community theatre for the Papakura Theatre Company and the development of the Redhill Community Centre.  A life member of the Papakura Athletic & Harriers Club and Counties Manukau Gymnastics Club.


Mr Pulman received the Queen’s Service Medal in 1997. and became the PAHC Patron in 2018.

So proud, thanks Bruce!


Proud As,

to be on this environmental journey together

Sarah Walker



Financial   Supporters

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Thanks to: Pete Van Zyl - Ray White Takanini, Rima Nakhle, VULCAN, Melanie Freeman.

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