Phone: 03 338 4531
Duane’s role as CEO is varied but includes and not limited to financial management, organizational leadership and capability, develop internal and external relationships with local authorities and providers, marketing and communication, strategic projects as directed and agreed with the Canterbury Rugby League Board.
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.
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.
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.
Mob: 021 855 063
Olivia joined CRL at the end of February 2019, her role with the organizations involves the operational management of the game and representative programs in Canterbury with a large emphasis on competition and match official’s management.
Olivia was raised in the game in Canterbury where she was a part of the Aranui high school rugby league academy and managed various rugby league teams. Olivia returns to Canterbury from Auckland, having moved up there 5 years ago to gain more experience in the game and attend university. During Olivia’s time in Auckland she worked for both NZRL and ARL, in her time at New Zealand Rugby League she was involved in assisting the operations manager with national tournaments and programs. In 2018 Olivia spent a season with Auckland Rugby League as the organization’s administration officer, having finished her study graduating with a Bachelor of Business had decided to move back home and is now working in the game she is most passionate about.
Dominic (Dom) Tola
Mob: 021 499 494
Dom’s role involves growing and developing Rugby League in the Canterbury district, with focuses on promoting and delivering Rugby League opportunities to youth both in and out of the school setting, developing and supporting youth and junior coaches, and providing our volunteers with upskilling opportunities.
Dom has moved to CRL, having previously worked for Tasman Rugby League and Nelson Softball, after finishing his studies at the University of Otago. Dom has always had a passion and involvement with rugby league, and enjoys seeing the positive impact rugby league can have both on and off the field, and within the community.
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.
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.
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.