Stephen Bason

Born: Tonga, 30th December 1982

Occupation: Youth Worker

Previous team(s) coached: Freyberg Old Boys, Freyberg Old Boys U12.

Current team(s) coaching: Manawatu U14 assistant coach

Bio: I'm a Youth Worker who takes care of vulnerable children. I am married and have 6 children. I was born and raised in the small island of Tonga. I started playing rugby at Tupou College in Tonga. In 1999 I was part of the Tupou College 1st XV tour to New Zealand. After this tour, Rotorua Boys High offered me a rugby scholarship to stay and play for their 1st XV. In 2000, l represented Tonga U20 team at the rugby world cup in France. In 2007, I moved to Palmerston North and played for the High School Old Boys senior A rugby team In 2007, 2008 and 2009. Since then I have decided to move on from rugby to take care of my young family. I am passionate about rugby and decided to start coaching when my eldest son turned 3 years old up until now.


Stephen Bason