Duane Fyfe – CEO
Phone: 021 994 494
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 29 years her role has been ever evolving and varied. It currently revolves a lot around the NZRL online player registration, transfer and competitions programme Sporty. She assists clubs and individuals increasing their ability and knowledge base of this great tool. Rochelle also works closely with the CEO around the financial & funding management and enjoys planning some of our major events and seeing them come to fruition ie prizegivings, grand final days. Rochelle loves the passion and dedication our players, match officials and volunteers have for the sport, and feels lucky to have seen so many achieve their goals and dreams.
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.
John Seque – Competitions and Operations Manager
Mobile 021 855 063
John has been involved in sports, either playing, coaching, or in an administrative role most of his life. Predominately involved in rugby union he also has a passion for rugby league and cricket. Having worked at Canterbury Rugby Football Union for five and half years looking after community rugby he is well placed to take on the Competitions & Operations Manager role for Canterbury Rugby League. John is excited to be involved in a sport he enjoys and is looking forward to making a positive contribution and growing the game of rugby league in the Canterbury community.
Will Evans – Communication 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.