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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 - New Zealand & Australia

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.

Dave Stewart

Australian Account Manager - Ahnu, Marmot

G’day, I have been with Allsports now since March 2012. I was the very first employee for Allsports in Australia!. Previous to this I have worked in the outdoor wholesale industry for over 6 years and have a background in Outdoor Ed and Adventure Tourism. I love everything about the outdoors and the lifestyle it brings. I am extremely fortunate to work for Allsports and I am extremely proud to represent Marmot in Australia.

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

It’s so hard to narrow down my favourite kit from the great brands we represent. From Marmot – If I’m MTB’ing or running you can’t beat the - Marmot Windridge SS Tee (I own at least 10 of them!) But on a day to basis at work or around town my - Marmot Pipeline Jeans and to complement that my - Marmot West Brook Jacket and my super comfortable and vey trendy - Harris shoes from Ahnu.

George Nation

Customer Service - 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 - Web/Social Media

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.

Chris Chapman

Account Manager Upper North Island

I am a new addition to the team at Allsports and have taken on the role as an Account manager, having come from the cycling industry. The nature of the business and brands represented had great appeal to me as an avid out door type!

I love getting out and about and using our amazing countryside as a canvas to relax and unwind, and also challenge myself physically!

My favorite garment would have to be my new Marmot ROM jacket, which in bright blue makes my presence noticed and keeps me perfectly warm in those windy days. Thanks Windstopper!

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 - New Zealand 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 in 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!

Jo Caira

Marketing Coodinator - Retail/Account Manager Support

I joined the team at Allsports in June 2014 and am the Marketing Coordinator responsible for Retail & Account Manager Support.

My husband and 2 sons, have just moved to Taupo from Auckland where we owned a lifestyle block and I had worked in Advertising and Media since 2000.

I love exploring the outdoors with my family, either on our bikes, camping, boating or up on the mountain.

I can't wait to get stuck in and learn about all the awesome products Allsports distributes.

John White

Australian Sales Manager - Ahnu & WASPcam

Kia Ora

I am a new addition to the Allsports Family based in Melbourne, Australia with a career that has had me working previously for Nike, Icebreaker and Saucony in Australia and New Zealand and I am super excited in learning, leading and facilitating the development of Allsports within Australia but more importantly participating in the outdoor life.

When I am not working I have a strong interest in being dad and helping my kids enjoy life from the school yard to the football field, dance floor or in mother nature, going for a run or going to watch a Rugby League or AFL game with my son.

My favourite pieces of footwear and clothing are my Ahnu Mendocino Boot’s that provides me with support, traction and comfort needed for the trails and my Marmot Guides Down Vest which is an important piece of my uniform for the winter days in Melbourne.