Manawatu Cyclones 2018
Scott Lewis - Assistant Coach Manawatu Cyclones
Occupation: Property Valuer
Previous teams coached: Massey Rams (3 years), Manawatu Cyclones and Massey Senior A.
Current teams coaching: Manawatu Cyclones and Massey Senior A.
Bio: Attended PNBHS and then Massey University where I played senior rugby for 7 seasons and retired due to injury. Went into coaching straight away, wanting to give back to the club and found it highly rewarding and a good challenge.I recently married in January this year and enjoy spending time on our lifestyle block with the dogs.I'm a big follower and the NBA and NFL and enjoy a round of golf as much as I can in the summer.
Manawatu Development Team 2018
To be advised.
Manawatu Under 19's 2018
Shane Ratima - Head Coach Under 19
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.
Ben James - Assistant Coach Under 19
Born: 09 May 1978
Previous teams coached: Linton SNR A’s, Manawatu Development
Current teams coaching: COB SNR A’s
Bio: Born and bred in the mighty Manawatu. A college house student at PNBHS and 1st XV player in 95’/96’. A proud homeowner with my partner Noelene and 4 children Charlee, Izak, Kobe and Tatai. I am employed as a Sergeant in the NZ Army and have been privileged enough to have seen many parts of the world through work and rugby. My interests in my spare time are focused at keeping a nice home, spending valuable time with my friends and family, sport and playing in a band.
Manawatu Under 16's 2018
Potene Paewai - Head Coach Under 16
Occupation: Secondary School Teacher - MANUKURA
Previous teams coached:
2013-14 Freyberg Old Boys Senior A
2010-12 Feilding Old Boys-Oroua Senior A
2007-08 Feilding Old Boys Senior A
2001-17 Manawatu Maori Mens / Colts / U18s
2011 Manawatu U20
2007, 2017 Manawatu U16
2009 - Hato Paora College 1st XV
2005-06 Hato Paora College 1st XV
Current teams coaching:
2015 - Current MANUKURA U15s Rugby / Rugby League
Bio: Tena koutou,
Born in Rotorua, raised in Feilding and Perth, Australia, I moved back to Manawatu in 1994 to attend Massey College of Education. During that time I aligned myself with Feilding Old Boys. I started out coaching when I had a serious injury and took the reins with the clubs U19 team in 2000. Since then, I have played sporadically for the club but have mainly coached at various levels. I enjoy coaching all levels but get a lot of satisfaction coaching at a youth level due to the amount of fun and learning that occurs. I am looking forward to the 2017 representative season and working with our future Turbos.
Dave Wilson - Assistant Coach Under 16
Born: Christchurch 17/07/1980
Occupation: Police Detective
Previous teams coached:
2014 PNBHS premier 4
2015 Old Boys Marist Colts Premier/ Manawatu Under 16
2016 Old Boys Marist Colts Premier/ Manwatu Under 16
2017 Old Boys Marist Development XV (Senior 2)/ Manawatu Under 16
Current teams coaching:
Bio: Born in Crusaders territory but now bleed the green of Manawatu and the Yellow of the Hurricanes, but still keep an interest in the Crusaders. I have been a member of the police for 15 years and gain satisfaction in helping members of our great Manawatu community. I played at all levels including Senior one Level for the Mighty High School Old boys and Old Boys Marist clubs
Manawatu Under 14's 2018
Maurice Stewart - Head Coach Under 14
Occupation: Area Livestock Manager PGG Wrightson
Previous teams coached: FAHS U14, Junior club rugby, FAHS colts, Manawatu U12 and U13.
Current teams coaching: Manawatu U14
Bio: I am married to Lisa and have 3 children, Jonty 14, Henry 12 and Maia 10. I meet my wife while I was living in Wairoa. Lisa and I travelled overseas for 2 years before we set up a home in Feilding. I have played rugby at most levels and my biggest highlight was representating New Zealand in rugby at the U17 level. I retired from rugby last year playing presidents grade for FOBO. My interests are family, travelling, sports and having a good time with mates.
Stephen Bason - Assistant Coach Under 14
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.
Manawatu Under 13's 2018
Bryan (Kingi) Matenga - Head Coach Under 13
Born: New Zealand
Previous teams coached: Te Kawau Senior A Head Coach, Linwood Head Coach, Sumner Head Coach, Manawatu U11 and U12 Head Coach, Manawatu U20 Head Coach, Sumner Head Coach
Current teams coaching: Manawatu U13 Head Coach
Bio: Formerly played number 8 for Manawatu and Te Kawau rugby club within the province. Starting coaching once I retired due to injury and have enjoyed the rollercoaster ride ever since. I am extremely passionate about all levels of rugby and enjoy helping develop the younger generation.
Manawatu Under 12's 2018
Matt Kidby - Head Coach Under 12
Occupation: Turf Consultant
Previous teams coached: Been involved in Manawatu Rep rugby over a number of years with U20's (two years), U18's, U16's.
Current teams coaching: Helping with the Kia Toa Club over a number of teams.
Bio: Born and bred in the Manawatu and very proud of my province. I have three kids, Cameron, Blake and Summer and most of all a very supportive wife when it comes to rugby and understands my passion for it.
Due to two serious knee constructions I decided to stop playing early, so I was asked if I was interested in coaching, of which I took up and learnt a lot about people and the game. The biggest thing I learnt was that all people learn differently and need to be coached in such ways.
My philosophy in coaching rugby is a simple one "Skills first, winning second" because if I can increase a players skill level, winning will come. I'm really looking forward towards coaching the U11's this year and seeing the next batch of future Turbos come through.
Lawrence Erihe - Assistant Coach Under 12
Occupation: NZDF Army
Previous teams coached: Kia Toa Junior Teams 2012 - present , Linton Cobras RL Senior Men’s, NZDF Army RL Team
Current teams coaching: Manawatu U12
Bio: From Whangarei, Northland. Joined the military 20 years ago, Married to Emma, have 2 boys Cedric aged 7 and Shay 10 who both play Rugby for Kia Toa RFC and a 2 year old girl. Coached and Played Rugby League for the majority of my career. Have a passion and enjoy working with juniors and youth and seeing the development of young athletes in Manawatu.
Manawatu Under 11's 2018
Manawatu Mens Sevens 2018
Bertus Mulder - Head Coach Sevens Men
Born: Oudtshoorn, South Africa
Occupation: Chartered Accountant
Previous teams coached: Manawatu 7s, Kia Toa senior A
Current teams coaching: Kia Toa Senior A
Bio: Born in South Africa and moved to Palmerston North in 2006. I am married to Chantelle with two kids. Former professional rugby player that played in South Africa's Currie Cup for the South-Western Districts Eagles in Western Cape and for the Sharks in Super 12 in 2004. I went on to play 29 games for Manawatu between 2006 and 2010 before signing with Japanese second-division side Chubu in 2011. I am currently the head coach of Kia Toa senior A, and Manawatu Men's Sevens teams.
Wesley Clarke - Assistant Coach Sevens Men
Born: Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Occupation: Feilding High School Coach Developer
Previous teams coached: Manawatu Turbos 2010-2013, Manawatu Sevens Women, Varsity Senior A
Current teams coaching: Black Ferns Assistant Coach, Feilding High School 1st XV and Manawatu Sevens Men
Bio: Wesley Clarke has plenty of coaching experience with both men and women in 15s and sevens. Former Manawatu Turbos Assistant Coach from 2011-2013 and current Black Ferns Assistant Coach of the Women's RWC champions with the 15s and fomer Manawatu women's sevens Head Coach. An ethusiastic and knowledgable coach who will help lead and develop the Manawatu sevens program. Married to Farah Palmer, former Black Fern captain and current NZR board member, who have two children, Cody and Paige.
Manawatu Women's Sevens 2018
Mike Pettman - Head Coach Sevens Women
Occupation: Transition Manager at MRU
Previous teams coached: Manawatu Womens 7s 2016-2017
Current teams coaching: Manawatu Womens 7s 2017-2018
Bio: I have a strong passion and history with 7s and along with having three daughters, I naturally went towards coaching a women’s team. My playing background includes representing Manawatu, NZ Universities, NZ Divisional XV and was pulled into the NZ 7s Squad before heading to Ireland where I had the pleasure of playing for Munster before starting a family. Outside of rugby I can be found enjoying an array of adventure racing and spending time with my family and friends.
Rob Jones - Assistant Coach Sevens Women
Born: 23/05/1977 – Pontypridd, Wales
Occupation: PE Teacher
Previous teams coached: Feilding High School Girls 2006 - 2016
Manawatu Womens 7’s Assistant coach 2012 – 2013
Condor Sevens Girls @ Inaugural World Sevens 2016
Current teams coaching: FSMR U8’s – Wellington (my daughter’s team)
Bio: I have been living in the Manawatu now for 14 years and have coached since my arrival in 2004. I was involved with the 1st XV, 2nd XV and Colts Rugby teams in my early days at Feilding High School. Since 2006 I have focussed on the development of girls rugby at Feilding High School and the Manawatu. Rugby and coaching to me is a lifestyle as your players become your extended family and we try and give them every opportunity we can. I am looking forward to the challenge of assisstimg Mike with the Manawatu ladies in 2017.