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Our Team


Shane Collins

Mob: 027 536 5855

Prior  to joining Canterbury Rugby League in July 2016,  Shane worked for several organisations involved in the rebuild of Christchurch.  She has over 25 year senior management experience in business development, programme management, change and stakeholder management.   

Shane has a lifelong passion for sport and has been involved in sport  as player, coach and administrator and board member. She  has also  consulted to a range of international sporting organisations in the UK, Africa and South America on ways to use sport as  tool to achieve social outcomes.  Shane has represented New Zealand in hockey and has a doctorate in sport policy.

Shane is  excited to be involved in Canterbury Rugby League and is incredibly passionate about seeing rugby league grow in Canterbury.  She  is looking forward to working with our partners, community and Clubs to grow the game at all levels ensure the financial sustainability of our sport.   

George Lajpold

George Lajpold

Club Capability Manager
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.

Rochelle McPherson

Rochelle McPherson

Office Manager
Ph: 03 338 4531

Having managed the Canterbury Rugby League office for 25 years there aren't many questions that Rochelle can’t answer. Rochelle’s role revolves a lot around the 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.


Tracy Fleet

Operations Manager
Mob: 021 855 063

Tracy joined Canterbury Rugby League in May 2017, having previously worked for the Otago Touch Association and Football South.  As an active member and volunteer within the sports sector Tracy understands the pressures that many club volunteers face, and fully appreciates the commitment they all make.

In her role, Tracy believes that clear communication and consistency are paramount to ensuring that everyone involved can have a positive experience in Rugby league.


Kylie O'Loughlin

Development Officer

Mob: 021 449 494

Kylie has been involved in rugby league since the age of seven, playing for numerous teams including the Women's NZ Residents 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.


Paul Lawrence

Sponsorship and Marketing Manager

Mob: 027 406 7834

Paul has an extensive background in sponsorship and marketing after working in commercial radio and various sporting organisations. He has spent time with multiple Super Rugby franchises as well as New Zealand Cricket and the National Basketball League.

Sport has always been a passion of Paul's completing a Bachelor of Physical Education at Otago University. He is now being able to connect his ability to work with partners and sponsors where he excels, in an environment which he has been involved in for 20+ years.


Will Evans

Communications Consultant

Mob: 022 674 9218