Taranaki Rugby - TCRT Club RDOs


The Taranaki Rugby Development Officers (RDOs) are based across the four regions in the Taranaki province. These are North, South, East and West. Our RDOs work closely with schools and clubs to ensure tamariki are provided with opportunities to be exposed to rugby, facilitate memorable experiences and given access to empowering activities. Our aim, along with the TCRT is to keep Taranaki tamariki fit and healthy. 

Taranaki Rugby Football Union (TRFU) community operations lead Ben Hitchcock says community connection is a big focus this year.

“We want to enrich children’s lives with fun and free activities that are accessible.”

“Providing opportunities for kids to have fun while eliminating the barrier of cost and travel is important to us. We have sessions running around the region to cater to children in the central, west, north and south parts of the province.”

“The skills the kids will learn are effective ways to catch and pass and other fundamentals used for most sports. This will provide training for skills that can translate across all sports to encourage more children to come along, keep active and have fun. Whether they play rugby or not we want to provide memorable experiences for all the children who attend.”

“We want that community engagement and for kids to meet the RDO from their area but also from other areas as well. It builds that connection for the kids with these RDOs and also provides the opportunity to engage with RDOs they may not usually engage with.”

Danielle Muggeridge - West

Tangi Takie - Central

Te Waiti Mareikura - North 

Finn Crawford - South 

Your Rugby Development Officers 

North - Te Waiti Mareikura 

South - Finn Crawford

Central - Tangi Takie

West - Danielle Muggeridge  

For more information, please contact;

TRFU Community Operations Lead
Ben Hitchcock


027 336 2719


Ben Siffleet

TRFU Participation Manager 


027 316 5714