Photo gallery – Marist v Moerewa 18s
Part of the strategy for 2013 is improved communications and an improved registration process. As such we have been lucky enough (thanks to the support of our partners), been able to employ a part time Admin and Communications Officer.
The key focus of this role is the introduction of LeagueNet an Australasian wide database system for Rugby League and the stream lining of communications, including this newsletter, our new website and facebook. The LeagueNet system although will require a lot of work in the interim, will in time, make the registration process much easier for everyone in the long run. The bigger picture will allow a player to register at 7 years old and that registration can now be tracked right through till they make their NRL debut!
Toni, originially from Kaitaia has moved back to Northland after stints in the UK, Auckland and Melbourne with her Scottish husband and two daughters (Billie and Shannon). RLN is incredibly lucky to have secured Toni’s services as a marketing and communications professional with stints at corporate giants such as Medibank (Aus), TelstraClear and Unitec (NZ) and Kodak (UK). Toni’s ambition is to enjoy the lifestyle Northland with her family and give something back to the community via her role with RLN.
In four short weeks RLN have already seen some positive impact from Toni’s role, all our clubs have been introduced to LeagueNet, the launch of this eNewsletter and Website, as well as an increased exposure of the NorthTec Adam Blair Trophy.
Prominent Northland Business Man supports Rugby League SOSProminent Northland Business Man supports Rugby League SOS
Northland entrepreneur Doug Andrews has answered a last minute SOS from Whangarei High School to attend the NZRL Secondary Schools National Tournament this week in Papakura. Whangarei Boys High had a shortfall in funding to attend the prestigious event that has helped propel the likes of Roger Tuivasa-Scheck and many others into NRL stardom.
But Andrews, the inventor/owner of the iconic NZ Brand MultiKai Cookers, answered their distress call to ensure the Northern youngsters would not miss their shot at the big time. Rugby League Northland General Manager Alex Smits said, “I got an SOS call late last Thursday evening from WBHS management and thought about who could help out. “I automatically called Doug – he loves his league and he is a community man, so he was the first person I called.”
Andrews, who already sponsors the Northland premier men’s club competition, insists his support of WBHS is not outright sponsorship.
“I’m a big believer in helping people to help themselves, that’s part of the culture that has built the success of the MultiKai Cooker Brand,” he says. “Rather than giving the money to WBHS, we have agreed to guarantee the money to cover the immediate shortfall so they can travel on Sunday.