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I have dedicated much of my life to the game I love Rugby League. I grew up in Wellington, but was a late starter to League as I spent most of my youth playing soccer.
I represented both the Hutt Valley Dolphins and the Wellington Dukes in the old Lion Red Cup before getting the “call up” to go play League in the South of France.
Over the next 9 years I played for three clubs in France and 2 in the UK. My last three seasons were spent in the UK as player coach for the newly formed professional club the London Skolars.
This was a very challenging role as we have a very tight budget and limited playing resources (much like being in Northland), however we managed to build a very credible and competitive club.
On my return from Europe, I worked in sales and recruitment, but the call of rugby league wouldn’t go away!
Three years ago I joined forces with Wellington Rugby League as the Community Development Manager. In three years we managed to develop rugby league at the community level increasing the number of school teams from 4 to 77, which in turn took overall player registrations from under 1900 to over 4500.
I am committed to Northland League – I have sold up in Wellington and moved lock stock and barrel (including my now 8 month pregnant wife Sarah) up to Northland.
I love a challenge and have already seen the passion and skill of the people in northland!
Together we can all achieve!!!
Former Northern Swords and Otaua Valley Rugby League player Corey Harawira-Naera, 20, has been named on the team list for the Penrith Panthers to potentially make his NRL debut this weekend at the Downer NRL Nines in Auckland.
Harawira-Naera moved to Sydney from Northland in 2014 after a season with the Swords Premiers in the 2013 NZRL Pirtek Premiership, where he played a starring role. As a result of his performance, he got signed by the Panthers.
Harawira-Naera will be in good company with fellow Northlander Elijah Taylor also named on the Team list.
Click here to hear from Corey and his feelings about the possibility of debuting in New Zealand and what it means to him.
The below players have been selected as the 17s Train On Squad. POD training is compulsory attendance. Information letters will be posted from 17s Manager later this week.
POD training locations: Lindvart Park, Kaitaia and Bluegoose
POD training days: Starting Monday 30th June and every Monday thereafter.
POD training times: 6:00pm start
Bring: Mouthguards, boots and waterbottles
021 161 2375
0210 207 8521
|Club Name||First Name||Family Name|
|OTAIKA EAGLES RL\HAPAITIA NGA RANGATAHI INC.||Caleb||AEKINS|
|MURIWHENUA RUGBY LEAGUE CLUB||Nat||BLUD|
|OTAIKA EAGLES RL\HAPAITIA NGA RANGATAHI INC.||Patrick||BROUGHTON|
|OTAIKA EAGLES RL\HAPAITIA NGA RANGATAHI INC.||Lyric||BROWNLEE|
|OTAUA VALLEYS RL CLUB||Kingston||CROFT-HAENGA|
|MOEREWA TIGERS RL CLUB||Jharden||DAVIS|
|OTAIKA EAGLES RL\HAPAITIA NGA RANGATAHI INC.||Qadmiel||EDMONDS|
|MURIWHENUA RUGBY LEAGUE CLUB||Luke||ERIHE-NAICOVI|
|OTAUA VALLEYS RL CLUB||Stevie Ray||HAENGA-ALBERT|
|MARIST BROTHERS RLC||Bodhi||HAPE|
|OTAUA VALLEYS RL CLUB||Antonius||HEPI|
|OTAIKA EAGLES RL\HAPAITIA NGA RANGATAHI INC.||Ioane||JOB|
|MARIST BROTHERS RLC||Steele||KAKE|
|OTAUA VALLEYS RL CLUB||Tamati||LEACH|
|MARIST BROTHERS RLC||John||MAAKA|
|MARIST BROTHERS RLC||Eru||MAAKA|
|MURIWHENUA RUGBY LEAGUE CLUB||Kawana||MARSDEN|
|MARIST BROTHERS RLC||Duncan||MCIVOR|
|MARIST BROTHERS RLC||Nathan||NEWTON|
|MOEREWA TIGERS RL CLUB||Chazz||PALMER|
|NORTHERN WAIROA BULLS||Michael||PRAKASH|
|OTAIKA EAGLES RL\HAPAITIA NGA RANGATAHI INC.||Jack||RANGITAAWA|
|OTAIKA EAGLES RL\HAPAITIA NGA RANGATAHI INC.||Haane||RUDOLPH|
|OTAUA VALLEYS RL CLUB||Neville||SHELFORD|
|OTAIKA EAGLES RL\HAPAITIA NGA RANGATAHI INC.||Tiaki||SMITH|
|OTAIKA EAGLES RL\HAPAITIA NGA RANGATAHI INC.||Tahi||SUBRITZKY|
|MOEREWA TIGERS RL CLUB||Dion||TAUTARI|
|OTAIKA EAGLES RL\HAPAITIA NGA RANGATAHI INC.||Manaaki||TAWHIWHIRANGI|
|MURIWHENUA RUGBY LEAGUE CLUB||Cale||TE PAA|
|MURIWHENUA RUGBY LEAGUE CLUB||Tamahae||WAITAI-HENARE|
|MURIWHENUA RUGBY LEAGUE CLUB||Te Haerengamai||WALKER|
|MARIST BROTHERS RLC||James||WITEHIRA|