Our Team

Rochelle MacPherson

Office Manager
Ph: 027 621 6867

Rochelle has managed the Canterbury Rugby League office for 30 years  with her role being very varied. Her role revolves a lot around the NZRL online registration programme Sporty – she really enjoys being able to assist clubs and individuals with increasing their ability and use of this great tool.  Other aspects of her role includes but is not limited finances, funding, player transfers, event planning etc. She loves the passion and dedication our people have for the sport, and she feels thankful that we have so many great volunteers making our sport happen throughout our community.  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.  But, what really tops it is seeing the little ones with big smiles on their faces when they play our great game.

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.

Jordan Chand

Competition & Operations Manager

Mob: 021 855 063

Jordan’s role includes the promotion of CRL’s Competitions, working closely with our clubs and helping grow our match official ranks. He has been involved with multiple clubs as a player and committee member, and been involved with CRL as a referee and referee trainer. Jordan is extremely passionate about grassroots sports and in the past has put his hand up to help other codes too. He volunteered his time at Canterbury Rugby for a couple of years before returning back to his sport of choice, our great game, Rugby League. Jordan’s vision is to see all 16 clubs have teams in all grades from nursery, youths to premiers and is excited by the challenge of making that happen.


Will Evans

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.