Dr Damien Puddle

Dr Damien Puddle

Local Play Advocate (fixed-term)

07 858 5388

021 197 2092


“I grew up playing traditional team sports and enjoyed those experiences but when I came across parkour everything paled in comparison. I love being able to play and explore the environment, coming up with and overcoming my own challenges. 
I want to be able to leave an active legacy for my children and be able to play with them no matter my age.”
Damien is responsible for working in partnered and collaborative ways to bring to life the Hamilton City Council Play Strategy. He doesn’t deliver play interventions or services but focuses on influencing the systems that impact access and the ability for children and young people to regularly play in their local environment.