Rugby Development Officer Network

Wellington Rugby run a unique Rugby Development Officer programme.

This union is able to in conjunction with clubs to have an RDO at each premier club. We are the only province in New Zealand that currently do this.

The role is to support our community game building relationships between clubs and schools, supporting coaches and volunteers in these organisations.

Coach development, Player development and community development are key priorities to help our kids grow in the game

We are very lucky to have some outstanding people involved in the programme. Former All Black, Manu Samoa, Japan & Fijian international players are part of the roster.

The group is supported by the Real Time Rugby Development Manager & Coach Education Manager in their roles.

The final member of the group is our Girls rugby development officer who targets girls from U18 down to primary schools to help promote & grow our female players.

Avalon Wolves
Thomas Kiwara
022 685 8637
Hutt Old Boys Marist
Josh Syms
027 203 5305
Hiko Davies
027 467 6671
Marist St Pats
Kas Lealamanua
021 120 3958
Northern United
Jacob Ellison
027 403 4569
Old Boys University
Dave Loveridge
027 321 8176
Mason Malagama'ali'i
021 268 4952
John Schwalger
021 070 5341
James Porter
027 913 6701
Joe Fiu
027 652 7002
Steve So'oialo
027 267 0606
Upper Hutt Rams
Fillipe Rayasi
021 517 773
Mike Kenworthy
027 564 7822
Charlie Fuller
027 463 3316
Girls Rugby
Grace Cooper
021 357 090