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Duane Fyfe

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.


Rochelle MacPherson

Office Manager
Ph: 027 621 6867

Having managed the Canterbury Rugby League office for 28 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.

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Dominic (Dom) Tola

Development Officer

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.

Will Evans

Communications Consultant

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. 


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