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!!!