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RugbyWA announce new Operations Manager and Logistics Coordinator ahead of the 2022 season

RugbyWA are excited to announce the recent appointments of the new Operations Manager and Logistics Coordinator roles.

Rhys King will be taking on the role of Operations Manager following his internal promotion from Education Manager. Rhys’s new role will see him actively manage the senior and junior competitions, supporting game development in schools and managing the function of education within his portfolio in Western Australia.

Supporting crucial development initiatives for community rugby, King has experience in a range of areas from his previous roles in physical education teaching and as Education Manager at RugbyWA. This knowledge will allow him to build and engage with clubs to ensure the growth and development of competitions as we prepare for the 2022 season.

“Stepping up within the organisation to the Operations Manager role is an exciting challenge. An ability to make positive changes to the game I love, in my hometown, is a massive responsibility but also an extremely rewarding opportunity”, said Rhys King “There is a lot of hard work ahead, however, I look forward to continuing to work with the Rugby community in WA to grow and develop the game.”

“Working as the Education Manager in 2021 has provided insight into the dynamic landscape of WA rugby and has provided vital experience moving forward into the new role, King went on to say.

“This experience will be crucial to help identify areas for improvement both internally and externally to ensure Rugby in WA goes from strength to strength.”

A newly appointed role, Roisin Ward is welcomed as the new Logistics Coordinator for RugbyWA. A long-term rugby fan, Ward who plays for the Wests Scarborough Women’s team has been a part of the organisation for some time as a Zone Coordinator.

Having an extensive list of relationships with community members, Roisin has a wealth of knowledge following her involvement in school program development and skills clinics, that will be an asset to the new role.

Supporting Rhys King as Logistics Coordinator, Roisin will be working alongside the Operations Manager with the management of schools, junior and senior clubs and representative games by providing communication and operational support for clubs, committees and school leaders.

Ward’s role will enhance the growth of rugby in WA, assessing and developing competitions by coordinating the operations of Junior and Senior competitions whilst overseeing the needs of competing teams, players, match officials, volunteers, and host management.

“From working in Development at Rugby WA it has helped me gain an understanding of how each club and school cluster work”, Ward said.

“I see this as a huge asset to my new role as I have experience and familiarity with the rugby community.

“I loved working in development as it is very rewarding to see participants enjoying our game. I am so pumped about starting this new role!”.

RugbyWA CEO Nathan Charles is excited to see current staff members develop within the organisation and strive for greatness in WA’s growing rugby community.

“Both staff members will step into their new roles with support and backing from the rest of team, it’s great to see current members of the RugbyWA team aspire for more within the thriving rugby WA community,” said Charles.

“The internal progression of Rhys and Roisin is a true display of the opportunities that the organisation has, watching our staff come through the pathway is a credit to their hard work and dedication to the growth of the game”.