RLN WELLBEING TEAM


Tena koutou katoa, thrilled to be a part of the Rugby League Northland wellbeing team . As someone who enjoys sports, breakdancing, fishing, and gaming, I bring a diverse set of interests and experiences to our team. With a deep-rooted passion for working alongside young people, I'm committed to fostering a culture of holistic health and resilience. Whether it's emotional regulation strategies, mental wellness initiatives, or simply lending a listening ear. I'm here to support our players and staff in their journey to optimal wellbeing. Together, let's empower each other to thrive both on and off the field!


Tēnā tātou katoa

My attributes and interest in Rugby League began with my parents, who have been involved throughout their lifetime in sports and has continued through my whānau, which we are all actively involved in. Born and raised here in the North with my loving, humble, respectful hard-working parents, with 5 sisters and 3 brothers. The values my family have grown up with, continue to teach and show me, make me who I am today. I have 2 very active boys, aged 18 and 8, who are my drive in all that I do and teach me a lot of things about my personal growth, like patience, appreciation and overcoming challenges. While being involved across various roles following my dad and whānau, who started and run our junior rugby league club, HoraHora Broncos, in 2013. This is where my passion derived from for Rugby League and mainly resides with our tamariki here in Northland.  I look forward to contributing in achieving growth and development while supporting our whānau here in Te Tai Tokerau.


I am a passionate family man, and I have been involved in rugby league for many years. I am currently a member of the Mighty Hikurangi Stags League Club. I last played League back in 2008, but had to stop due to a sports injury. However, I have now been able to get back into the game as a part of Physical Disability Rugby League. I have had the privilege of playing a few games for the Whai Kaha Kiwis, which has been very rewarding for both my mental health and overall wellbeing. I am privileged to be a part of the RLN wellbeing team and I believe I can help support the cause and make a positive difference in our Rugby league community.​​​​​​​


Mine is simple, I am joining the wellbeing team to give back to the game that gave me opportunities I never thought was  possible. I enjoy serving others, and watching people thrive to become the best possible versions of themselves.