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Our Team

Duane

Duane Fyfe

CEO

duane@crfl.co.nz
Phone: 03 338 4531

Duane’s return to the role renews his association with Canterbury Rugby League, having been employed as General Manager from 2004-08 during the Bartercard Cup era. It also extends his long involvement in rugby league – Duane has managed NZ Army, Junior Kiwis and NZ Residents teams, while he was the Whangarei-based General Manager of Rugby League Northland from 2016 until early-2018.

Duane has held leadership roles in the not-for-profit and business sectors, both as a volunteer and in a professional capacity, for the past 15 years. He brings vast and valuable experience in sports administration into the role, as well as a deep understanding of rugby league at all levels.

Rochelle

Rochelle MacPherson

Office Manager

rochelle@crfl.co.nz
Ph: 027 621 6867

Having managed the Canterbury Rugby League office for 26 years there aren't many questions that Rochelle can’t answer. Rochelle’s role revolves a lot around the NZRL online registration programme LeagueNet and she really enjoys being able to assist clubs and individuals with increasing their ability and use of this great tool.

Rochelle loves the passion and dedication our people have for the sport, and she feels lucky to have seen so many players achieve their dreams, coming through the grades from a young age and now playing at the highest level.

George Lajpold

George Lajpold

Club Capability Manager

george@crfl.co.nz
Mob: 027 542 5443

For George it has been a life time of involvement in Rugby League, having coached, managed and trained junior, men's, and women's teams. He has served as chairperson of Randwick Rugby League club and is a life member of the Randwick Rugby League Kingfishers.

George is relishing the opportunity to play his part in growing the sport of Rugby League in Canterbury, connecting with clubs and the wider community, and working to strengthen the region's clubs through the programmes and activities we run.

Olivia Sherwood

Olivia Sherwood

Competitions and Referees Manager

olivia@crfl.co.nz
Mob: 021 855 063

 

Kylie O'Loughlin

Kylie O'Loughlin

Junior Development Officer

kylie@crfl.co.nz

Mob: 021 499 494

Kylie has been involved in rugby league since the age of four, playing for numerous teams including the Women's NZ Development side and various local representative sides.

Kylie has been coaching and involved in the management and organisation of multiple clubs through Christchurch and bring a vast other club knowledge and experience to the Canterbury Rugby League environment.

Kylie has a huge passion for the game at all levels, in particular she is keen to be instrumental in developing females in League through improving pathways and opportunities.

Vaughan Utteridge

Vaughan Utteridge

Sponsorship Manager

sponsorship@crfl.co.nz

Mob: 0275 521 281

Vaughan has recently joined Canterbury Rugby League as Sponsorship Manager. Vaughan brings a wealth of experience in the Canterbury sports sector to CRL, including roles as Sport Liaison Advisor at Christchurch City Council, Recovery Manager at Sport Canterbury and CEO at Squash Canterbury.

Vaughan is responsible for leading the acquisition of sponsorship and the management of sponsorship relationships & properties.

Will Evans

Communications Consultant

will@crfl.co.nz

Mob: 022 674 9218

Will is freelance sports journalist and editor, specialising in rugby league, and has provided media coverage and communications services for Canterbury Rugby League since 2015 after returning to New Zealand from a six-year stint in Brisbane. 

He has had four rugby league books published, while his other roles include writing for Australian magazines Big League and Rugby League Review magazines, and running the This Warriors Life website.  

Will enjoys covering the game at a grassroots level for Canterbury Rugby League, as well as telling the stories of the clubs, players, officials and volunteers - past and present - who deserve recognition.