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“The Coach” Reality Rugby League Show!

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15 kids from across Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands will get the chance of a lifetime to compete in the first ever reality Rugby League TV show to win an NRL CONTRACT.

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Coach Photograph* Must be 18+ at the time of filming in October 2014.

* You do not have to have a Rugby League background, just the desire to be the best.

* Must apply to be considered, via the website – – to to the contestants/nominations section and complete the application to be considered.

* Nominations open Monday May 5th for 5 weeks and close Friday 6th of June.

* 100 contestants will be short listed and invited to the selection camp day, where you will compete in a range of challenges and activities with ONLY 15 making it into the show – “The Coach”

* Terms and Conditions Apply – please see website.

Selection Camp Day – Friday 13th June 2014

Leichhardt Oval

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Is Rugby League Your Dream Job? Hurry – Applications close 5pm, 29 March 2013Is Rugby League Your Dream Job? Hurry – Applications close 5pm, 29 March 2013

Calling all 15-24 year olds with passion and a drive to succeed.

Rugby League Northland in partnership with NorthTec are looking for boys to join the Rugby League Academy Training Program ONLY. This will see the successful candidates join the Academy for between 3 – 5 training sessions per week.

Training sessions will be either before school or after school and as such should not impact on their normal school program

The newly formed Rugby League Academy is seeking applicants to join the training only component of the Rugby League Academy in Whangarei.

If you are motivated to train hard and be the best you possibly can, then the Rugby League Academy may be for you.

If successful you:

– will join the academy as a trainee only and receive professional training and coaching

– will take part in 3 – 5 extra training sessions per week – split between morning and nights.

– may also be invited to participate in Tertiary Exchange games and trips to the Warriors

– will need to make your own way to and from training before or after school. Trainings will be held at Fitness Plus in Dyer St or at the Pulse – Raumanga.

There will be a cost of $150 for the year that will cover training apparel and gym costs.

To apply:

email –

or phone – Alex Smits on 0212 736975 for more information

 Your application should include:

1. Your personal details

2. Your playing history

3. Your goals

4. A brief outline as to why you should be accepted onto the academy.

Please note that this is a Whangarei based Academy and only residents in Whangarei should apply as training times are before and after school.



Aaron Thomas – RLN’s New Development ManagerAaron Thomas – RLN’s New Development Manager

Aaron Thomas photoRLN would like to welcome Aaron Thomas to RLN Whanau. Aaron will officially start his job on the 8th of April.

Aaron has an impressive CV with a background in education and sport.  He is currently the Deputy Principal at Opononi Area School, where he is also joint coach of the Kura Hokianga team that has just qualified for the Semi-Finals of the NorthTec Adam Blair Trophy.

Aaron’s role as Development Manager will see him lead and manage the future of Rugby League Northland’s development programs.  This will include developing future plans, managing staff as well as hands of delivery of:

  1. All Schools Development Programs.
  2. All Junior Rugby League Competitions throughout Northland.
  3. RLN Junior Representative Programs – U14s – 15s and 17s Northern Swords Campaigns.

“We’re incredibly lucky to have someone of Aaron’s calibre on board with RLN.  Aaron has proven himself in the education arena and has a strong background in youth development.  I’m sure that he will be very successful in this role as he has a huge passion for the communities and youth of Northland.  His background as a PE Teacher will help drive our school development programs in Northland to another level ,” Alex Smits General Manager of RLN said.

A few words from Aaron Thomas – himself!

Ko Te Arawa te Waka
Ko Tongariro te Maunga
Ko Taupo te roto
Ko Taupo-nui-a-tia te rohe
Ko Waitahanui te Marae
Ko Ngati Ira te Hapu
Ko Ngati Tuwharetoa taku Iwi
Tihei Mauri Ora!

Kia ora my name is Aaron Thomas and I am pleased to be joining the team here at Rugby League Northland. I can’t wait to take up the wero of developing and working with youth in the far north. I have a background as teacher of physical education and then as a deputy principal with over 18 years experience. I have lived in the Hokianga for the last 9 years where I also have strong whakapapa links through my three children.

I have a passion for rugby league where I have played at representative level and off shore in the UK. I have also coached several youth sporting codes to both national and international titles. In my teaching career I have been fortunate to run several high level academies which have had some excellent outcomes. I believe firstly in a strong educational base for all our tamariki.

My goal is to help foster junior rugby league and build strong networks with Hapu and Iwi based programmes. I believe in putting the tamariki first and supporting them with strong leadership and positive role modelling in a tikanga based environment.

I would like to mihi to those who have done a lot of the foundation work and devoted many hours for our rangatahi, and on that note I would like to also let it be known that I believe there is a wealth of talent that needs to be harnessed and developed in the north. I look forward to meeting and forging some positive relationships in rugby league which is “More than a game”


Nga Mihi koutou katoa

Aaron Thomas