TCRT RUGBY DEVELOPMENT OFFICER PROGRAMME
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 LeadBen Hitchcockben@trfu.co.nz
027 336 2719
TRFU Participation Manager
027 316 5714
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