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Allsports Distribution specialises in representing some of the finest and high quality performance brands in the outdoor industry. Through our passion for the outdoors and business expertise, we work to develop a better outdoors experience.

We supply products and training in the latest technologies, making life enhancing products available to educate and inspire each new generation of outdoor enthusiast. We are dedicated to providing our customers with the best quality service possible.

We have created our website to provide you with up to date and informative information on the range of brands that we distribute. We intend to keep you updated on our news, reviews, athlete and event information in an exciting and motivating manner.

Our Team

We are passionate about getting out and experiencing the outdoors and all that Mother Nature can throw at us. We often find ourselves in the most unexpected of circumstances, testing the gear that we supply to the limit. We are committed to providing life enhancing gear, toys and equipment to keep you safe, comfortable and allow you to experience the outdoors at a higher level.

Clint Atkins

Managing Director

With distinguished careers as a ski bum and a MTB racer, in 1999 I made the choice to create Allsport after an awesome MTB in the Redwoods in Rotorua. The philosophy behind Allsport was to supply quality outdoor products and equipment that would enhance the users experience and their performance. Allsport started with Marmot and has grown since then to include a number of top brands - the philosophy however remains the same.

Of the extensive range of products we supply, the following are my personal favourites: GU Roctane Energy Gels for fuelling my adventures; Marmot Kompressor Speed Hydration Pack, Marmot Impact Shorts, Marmot Interval SS Shirt for running and Marmot Vertex Short for mountain biking.

Jo Allen

Accounts Assistant

I started working for Allsports in February 2008 after a long break from paid employment, raising my three children Marika, Crosby and Kyla. I work part time and this allows me to maintain my property investments and family life. Leisure time is taken up with bush walking, mountain biking and a touch of skiing - albeit badly. One day I want to walk the Inca Trail. The staff at Allsports are inspirational and I relish coming to work every day, and I have a stunning view from my desk!

Sue Shaw

Marketing Manager

I have always been into the outdoors and enjoy a range of activities from MTB to snowboarding, road cycling, yoga and have recently been dabbling in a bit of crafting. Taupo offers a great lifestyle and a chance to enjoy the outdoors right at out doorstep. There's nothing like leaving work on a hot summer's day and being at the lake 5 minutes later.

It's a treat to be involved with so many quality brands and great products!

Margaret Kaihe-Woolston

Financial Controller

After 3 years of trying to get out of Auckland my husband, daughter and I finally made the move this year to Taupo and I love it!!!! 

It’s great to get out in the fresh air and get away from the hustle & bustle of the city life.   My main sporting interests over the years were netball, touch rugby, and the odd half marathon. 

I am looking forward to giving the Taupo Half Marathon a go for the first time this year then who knows what’s next…….

Alise Dumble

Logistics Coordinator

I joined the Allsports crew in 2008 when I returned to my home town of Taupo after spending time studying and travelling overseas. I enjoy living in Taupo and making the most of all it has to offer with the beautiful surroundings and the cruisey lifestyle. Working with the Allsports crew is heaps of fun and its great being part of the awesome warehouse team! My favourite piece of gear is the Ahnu Arabesque – it’s my shoe of choice at the moment because it’s a great all round casual slip-on that looks stylish and is super comfy! 

Simon Thompson

Sales Manager - NZ & Aus

Since moving to Taupo from Sydney with my wife and two kids, I have found a nice balance between family, work and play. 

What more could I ask for with awesome mountain biking all year round and great skiing so close to home. 

As a passionate backcountry skier and climber,  I now spend more time introducing my kids to everything the outdoors has to offer. 

Its great to be part of the Allsports team!

Dan Te Huia

HEAD Brand Manager

I started with Allsports back at the end of 2002 and am now the longest serving employee. Before joining the company I was a student studying for a diploma in Business Management.

Allsports offers a wide range of products that allows entry into a large number of interesting industries, meaning new customers and a wide range of activities to enjoy. Not to mention the great team I work with and world leading brands.

Outside of work I enjoy mountain biking, skiing, fishing, running, cooking and enjoying good times with family and friends. I've travelled to many parts of the world and have enjoyed many experiences, yet I still find myself grounded by the beautiful country in which we live.

I live in Taupo with my partner Amy and our three little girls, Emma, Annabelle and Sophie. Taupo is in the heart of the North Island with so much to do here, so why not do it with the biggest toy box around in Allsports.

My favourite pieces of clothing/equipment that we sell are the Marmot Quasar Jacket, Marmot Essence Jacket, HEAD Venturi Skis and GU Watermelon Chomps.

Cam Stewart

North Island Sales Representative

I escaped quakey Christchurch to begin my career at Allsports. With a background of ski patrol at Mt Ruapehu and white water rafting throughout New Zealand and as far away as Honduras, my role at Allsports provides me with the best work/play balance in life.

I’m an avid skier, snowboarder, surfer, kayaker, raft guide and have just begun mountain biking, which I'm thoroughly enjoying. This new life, with my beautiful partner and son, is just perfect.

I’m loving the Marmot Hyper Jacket at the moment. I chose it as my ski shell this winter and I'm loving the free stretchy movement and how well it breathes compared to a classic hard shell. I have also started using it mountain biking, it’s the perfect lightweight shell to pull out when you really need it.

 

Dave Stewart

Australian Sales Manager

 

G’day, I am the first employee for Allsports in Australia! I have worked in the outdoor wholesale industry for over 6 years but I have played in the outdoors all my life. I love everything about the outdoors and the lifestyle it brings. I am extremely fortunate to work for Allsports and the great team of people around me and I am extremely proud to represent some great brands (Marmot & Ahnu in Aus).

I live in the Eastern suburbs of Sydney with my wife Kate and we have a beautiful little girl Danika.

I’m liking the Ahnu Quinn boots at the moment. They're my first pair of Ahnu footwear and they are a cool looking pair of shoes. They have that rugged yet classy and extremely comfortable feel about them.

 

George Nation

Customer Service Guru with responsibility for Australian Orders

I started here at Allsports in April 2012 after many years of travelling the world being a raft guide. I decided I needed a change from being on call/working weekends and wanted something more permanent so I could ride my bike with friends who had normal hours. An opportunity was offered to me which I couldn’t say no to and have been enjoying it ever since!
 
After work hours I enjoy riding my bike, hiking in the hills, skiing, rock climbing or just chilling with mates. My favorite item for these activities is my Marmot Ether DriClime. It has served me well from walking/running, playing tennis, riding my bike or being out in the hills. It is a great all-rounder jacket that is practical and looks great.

Chris Bignell

Inventory Control and Distribution Specialist

I joined Allsports in August 2012 after working in a fine wine shop for eight years and am thoroughly enjoying the transition.

I have a passion for the outdoors and love anything to do with hunting or fishing, however, fly fishing is my obsession.

Currently I am enjoying the Marmot 2P Traillight Tent, being light-weight it goes everywhere with me.

William Kelsey

Marketing Coordinator

I joined Allsports in October 2013 having moved to Taupo from Sydney where I had been selling and promoting craft beer. I was attracted by the position here at Allsports because it very much appealed to my active nature and passion for the outdoors.

I have a particular interest in endurance sports, and have recently begun to immerse myself in the world of triathlon. It is my intention to compete in Ironman New Zealand in 2015 here in Taupo.
 
My favorite piece of gear is the Marmot Variant Vest which get’s a lot of use when there is still a bit of a chill in the air, it’s warm without being bulky and comes in some stylish colours. I am also a big fan of the GU Energy range of products for my training and racing, particularly GU Roctane Chocolate & Raspberry and GU Recovery Brew Chocolate Smoothie.

Craig Brain

North Island Sales Representative

I joined Allsports in May 2013 having previously owned a retail store in Cambridge. It was there that I first developed an affinity with the brands that we distribute.

Outside of work my interests are anything sport-related - whether it be watching or participating. 

My favourite piece of clothing/equipment that we sell is the Ahnu Kirkham's. I got these on my second day of work here and wore them for 12+ hours, 5 days straight at an expo. Right out of the box these were so amazingly comfortable and they've rarely been off my feet since.

Nicole Eagles

Marketing Coordinator

I joined the Allsports team in March 2012 after marketing camping products in Hamilton for the previous four years. My work at Allsports has me crossing paths with athletes and projects that are truly inspirational.

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with friends and family, cooking, and getting out and making the most of the beautiful Taupo region.

My favourite piece of gear is the Marmot Stride Jacket. It's super light, surprisingly warm and has been a god-send when the weather (typically) takes a turn for the worse.

Emma Stead

South Island Sales Representative

I joined Allsports in October 2013, following the birth of my daughter, Zoe. I have been involved in the outdoor industry since 1997 in a number of capacities all representing outdoor gear. I'm stoked to be with Allsports and the brands we represent – all support my personal passion for the outdoors. I work remotely and am based in Shakey Town – Christchurch!

Outside of my professional life in the outdoors and apart from being a Mum, I am a keen mountain biker, road cyclist, skier, (once was) rock & ice climber…actually anything to do with getting out there in the back of beyond.

My favourite piece of kit is the Marmot Stride Vest – perfect for those chilly Christchurch mornings on the bike…yet still small enough to stash in the back pocket!

Renee Tukua

Customer Service with responsibility for NZ Orders

I joined Allsports in January 2013 after moving to Taupo from Perth, where I managed a netball Cafe and played mum to my two boys Taine and Kalan. Allsports is a great place to work - with lots of quality products and great people!

I am looking forward to entering the Taupo half Marathon for the third time tin 2014 and may even attempt the Mokau Beach Marathon :-)

Outside work I enjoy lots of family time at the lake or camping out in our Blackwolf 240 Plus! I also have a passion for creating cake art!

My favourite product would have to be my Marmot Variant Jacket and I can't forget GU Energy Espresso Love Gels!