Sky TV's Melodie Robinson will headline the Canterbury Golf Annual Awards Dinner to be held at Russley Golf Club on 15 June. Click here for ticket information.
"Mel" is best known as a former New Zealand Black Fern being part of two winning World Cup teams, and a commentator/presenter of various sports on Sky TV. These days she has moved on to be the Corporate Communications Manager at Sky TV, and has recently started the 'W-Group" that advocates for women in the media.
Mel started out attending Papanui High School in Christchurch, and then while playing rugby at the elite level she gained a BA from the University of Otago, as well as studying Journalism in Wellington. Her first work was in radio – working at the press gallery in Wellington covering politics. Her obvious ability and passion for sports led her to becoming the online sports producer for Xtramsn.co.nz. While working at Xtra from 1998 to 2002 she produced innovative sports websites like allblacks.com and teamnewzealand.com.
Robinson moved on to Sky Sports in 2002, commentating and presenting for the Super 12 and NPC. She is the regular host of Super Rugby and ITM Cup build ups, hosts the ANZ Championship and international netball build ups, and is of course, a regular on World Rugby's Women's Sevens Series as a commentator.
Nowadays, Mel is something of an all-rounder…This unstoppable high-achiever, and former winner of the Miss Canterbury Beauty Pageant, is currently balancing her role at Sky Sport with studying for an MBA at Auckland University's Business School. She is a media personality with credibility in the sporting world and a professional wealth of experience like no other.
On the golfing side, she is married to former Touring Pro and prominent coach Marcus Wheelhouse. We are sure she will tell us a few great golfing stories as well as inspire us with her action packed career so far.
Phil McGoldrick will again MC the evening. He will know Mel through his niece Laura McGoldrick who has worked closely with Mel on Sky in recent years. Bookings for the dinner can be made through your golf club. Be sure not to miss out on a great evening of awards, entertainment and socialising.