Promoting Fun and Friendship for
Youth with Down Syndrome

Meet the Team

Gemma Foulds

Operations and Funding Manager

Hi, I'm Gemma I am Christchurch born and raised. My background has lead me to have over 10 years experience in business ownership, in property and construction. I am currently working towards my bachelors in business. I love spending time with my children and family, and enjoy photography,travel and the gym.

Jamie McAnulty

Programme Coordinator

I’m the new Co-ordinator here at UP Club. I joined the team early in 2016 working as a youth support worker before taking on this new role. I am originally from a small town in the North Island called Cambridge and moved to Christchurch to go to university. In my spare time I like to cook and catch up with my family and friends. I love anything to do with being outdoors, especially sports! I’m a big fan of hockey, touch, soccer, and volleyball, (anything with a ball really) and going to UP Club!

John Graveston

Programme Co-ordinator - Southern

I am current studying a Bachelor of Social Work at the University of Otago. I am studying this degree because I am passionate about the welfare of others and making sure all people have equal opportunities. I have a number of hobbies. However, my biggest on would be the martial art Judo. I training this a few evening a week and I am currently working towards my black belt.

Matthew Young

Youth Worker

Born in Christchurch but raised across NZ, the USA, and Canada. I’m currently studying towards a PhD in mobile robotics at the University of Canterbury. My interests (other than robotics) include photography, travel, history and politics.

Gabrielle Fifield

Youth Worker

Hi my name is Gabrielle Fifield and I’m originally from Tauranga but have moved down to Christchurch for study. I competed my degree down in Dunedin and decided to move up to Christchurch to study Child and Family psychology. I am currently in my last few years of study to become a registered psychologist.

Victoria Mooney

Youth Worker

I am a student at Canterbury University, studying Criminal Justice. My interests include sport such as Netball and Basketball and I also thoroughly enjoy cooking and baking. In my spare time I enjoy catching up with my family and friends. I started working with UP Club at the start of 2016. I look forward to each and every Friday where I am able to hang out and do a lot of fun activities with the members.

Jess Scarsbrook

Youth Worker

I joined the UP Club team in 2016. I'm from Christchurch, currently studying Law and Politics at UC