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.