Rugby Development Officer Network

Wellington Rugby run a unique Rugby Development Officer programme.

This union is able to in conjunction with clubs have an RDO at each of our 14 premier club. We are the only province in New Zealand that currently do this.

Their role is to support our community game building relationships between clubs and schools, supporting coaches and volunteers in these organisations. Coach development, Player development and community development are key priorities to help our kids grow in the game

We are very lucky to have some outstanding people involved in the programme. Former All Blacks and Manu Samoan internationals.

The group is supported by the WRFU's Rugby Development Manager Womens Rugby Development Manger and Coach Education Manager in their roles.

Avalon Wolves
Thomas Kiwara
022 685 8637
Johnsonville
Hiko Davies
027 467 6671
Marist St Pats
Kas Lealamanua
021 120 3958
Northern United
Grainger Heikell
022 430 5156
Old Boys University
Dave Loveridge
027 321 8176
Oriental-Rongotai
Poasa Poasa
022 132 9229
Paremata-Plimmerton
John Schwalger
021 070 5341
Petone
Aaron Jones
021 231 3277
Poneke
Joe Fiu
027 652 7002
Tawa
Steve So'oialo
027 267 0606
Upper Hutt Rams
Simon Culley
021 044 0268
Wainuiomata
Mike Kenworthy
027 564 7822
Wellington
Charlie Fuller
027 463 3316
Girls Rugby
Ebony Low
021 357 090