Shane Ratima

Head Coach For Manawatu Under 19

Born: 16.2.80

Occupation: Shearer/ Shearing Contractor

Previous teams coached:

NZ Heartland U19 assistant coach 2016

Manawatu U19 2017

Wanganui Heartland team 2015, 2016 Technical Adviser

Wanganui Development Head Coach 2013,2014

Current teams coaching:

Manawatu U 19

Bio: I am 37 years old married to Kerin for 12 years and have 4 children. We own and operate a shearing contract business in Hunterville since 2005 and employ over 30 people peak season. I attended primary schools in Hunterville, Huntley (Marton) and then onto PNBHS for 5 years at College House. I spent 2 years in 1st XV coached by Joe Schdmit. Senior rugby days was over 13 year career with stints in the UK, Otago, Manawatu and Wanganui. Rugby still holds an important place in my life with coaching at a high level for the last 3 - 4 years. Other interests include golf, tennis, touch rugby, wakeboarding and rugby coaching. I am enjoying the opportunity coaching in the Manawatu and look forward to the national U19 tournament in September.

Shane Ratima