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Rob Flude - Head of Sport at etrainu, Melbourne

"Thanks for the invite to follow the Hurricanes Alumni on Linkedin. Looks like you guys are still going from strength to strength and being the leader in this space. I still reference the Alumni as the best model I had seen". October 2021

Hurricane #122 Luke Mahoney - Lead the Way Leadership Course Testimonial

“The course was an enjoyable exercise and a stimulating challenge! It's always great to step into something unknown and new.

Dealing with horses and their ability to reflect your energy, movement and persona really underlines a lot of communication basics that we may all forget from time to time.
Fundamentals that if we remain aware of can really assist us in our relationships in any setting.
I feel I have come away as a better person and will work to maintain what I have learnt.
Thanks to the Hurricanes Alumni for the opportunity.” - September 2021

Hurricane #27 Filo Tiatia - Lead the Way Leadership Course Testimonial

"Lead the Way is by far one of the best & relatable courses I’ve been on.

Leadership can be quite complex but the course simplifies & tailors it to your strengths & your areas of work-ons. The facilitators (Sam & Andrew) & staff are 1st class & I definitely encourage you to put your name forward. They create an environment where you will be challenged but also are safe at the same time.Highly recommend this to all-Loved the learning & had some great people on the course that were “liked minded” to learn from each other.#27 Grateful and appreciated for the opportunity gifted by the Hurricanes Alumni & especially my good friend & teammate Mike “Buck” Russell". June 2021

Alex Telea #26

"Growth & Learning Testimonial

Four weeks ago I had the privilege to attend The Leader Within course with Lead the Way NZ, which I highly recommend.This two-day course was fantastic.Finally, massive gratitude and thanks to Mike Russell and Hurricanes Alumni for giving me this opportunity and to other Hurricane Alumni members". - July 2021

Shannon Paku Hurricane # 94

Hurricanes Alumni Connections Event 202

Tracey & Sam Doyle #11

"Kia ora Mike & the Hurricanes Alumni
Thank you so much for support. ❤️
We really are so appreciative of your efforts and everyone involved support. It will lighten the financial load of having to pay for the chemo regime Sam is on now and lessens the stress of day to day living. Truly grateful, please pass in our gratitude to everyone.
Nga mihi
Sam, Tracey and the girls❤️". - March 2021

Hurricane #152 Faifile Levave - Hurricane for a Day

"Thanks to the Hurricanes Alumni for the opportunity for my little man to be Hurricane for the day.

He had a ball. It was a pretty proud moment for Dad and especially to see him flourish outside of his comfort zone". March 2021

Makaore Beavan Wilson - Supporting Hurricane #11 Sam Doyle & Family

"Kia ora,

I would like to thank you for this great evening. I know that the Doyle whānau and the wider community here in Ōtaki are extremely grateful.
Thanks & regards
Makaore Beavan Wilson - Rāhui Club Captain". - June 2020

Doug Neilson - Former Hurricanes Analyst - Supporting Hurricanes #11 Sam Doyle

"Just passing on my regards and heartfelt thanks for the fundraiser held last night for Sam Doyle. 

I have had little to do with the Alumni having only played a small role as an analyst. It was really impressive seeing your organisational ability and the Alumni’s facility to do such good for Sam and his family. They will be so grateful for the support, both financial and with the integrity of all that was offered both last night and ongoing I am sure." - June 2020

[Name Withheld] - Financial Advice Testimonial

"Hi Mike 

Thanks so much for the financial advice that you have given me over the last couple of months.I can now proceed with the rest of my life and the support that you provided was invaluable to me.Have a great Christmas and stay safe also. Thank you again". - December 2020

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