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TRU appoints Lyndon Bray as CEO

The TRU Board of Directors are excited to announce the appointment of Lyndon Bray to the role of the Union’s new Chief Executive Officer. TRU Board chairman, Wayne Young, notes “Lyndon is a passionate rugby person and is a well-known senior executive with SANZAAR and very accomplished ex-International rugby referee. Most importantly Lyndon brings a proven track record of success as a leader both in rugby and corporate circles”.

TRU and Flicket announce new ticketing partnership.

The Tasman Rugby Union and Flicket are pleased to announce a new ticketing partnership for the next 3 years of NPC rugby.

15th TRU AGM - 27 April 2021, 7pm

The 15th TRU AGM will be held at 7pm on Tuesday 27 April 2021 at the TRU offices, Trafalgar Park Lane, Nelson.

Positions Vacant: TRU Board Directors

Tasman Rugby Union Incorporated invites applications for 1 x Appointed Independent Director and 2 x Nominated Sub-Union Director positions on its Board.

Applications close, 29 March 2021 at 5.00pm.

POSITION VACANT: Chief Executive Officer

New Zealand’s premier Provincial Rugby Union is seeking to appoint a Chief Executive Officer.

Tasman Rugby Union (TRU) provides community rugby participation and pathways in Marlborough and Nelson / Tasman and fields teams in NZ’s national men’s and women’s national provincial championships. The men’s team are 2019 and 2020 Premiership champions.

Tony Lewis to leave TRU for role with Western Force

Tasman Rugby Union is on the hunt for a new CEO after Tony Lewis resigned just before Christmas. Tony has been in charge of the union since 2013 and has lead the union to back-to-back Mitre 10 Cup titles as well as successfully hosting an All Blacks test match in Nelson for the first time.

He is leaving to take up the position as CEO of the Western Force union based in Perth, Australia.

POSITION VACANT: Game Development Manager

Tasman Rugby Union is seeking a GAME DEVELOPMENT MANAGER to provide Leadership, Development & Management for community rugby; provide liaison and communication with affiliated organisations; and provide operational support.

Applications close 5pm, Friday 18th December 2020, interviews Tuesday 22nd December.

POSITION VACANT: Community Rugby Adminstrator

Tasman Rugby Union is currently seeking a part time (30 hrs per week) 7-month fixed term (Feb–Aug) opportunity within the Community Rugby team at Tasman Rugby Union.

Applications close 5pm, Friday 18th December 2020, interviews Tuesday 22nd December.

Mako book Trafalgar date with Steamers [Peter Jones]

For the eighth consecutive season Tasman will feature in the Mitre 10 Cup play-offs. The Mako have been around at the business end of the season since 2013, when they made it all the way to the championship final, then tipped over Hawke’s Bay to join the premiership.

Vale Maldon Hector (Maldy) Whitwell

Maldon Whitwell contributed over 50 years to Rugby in the Golden Bay / Motueka / Nelson Bays region and was rewarded with Life Membership of the Nelson Bays Rugby Sub Union in 2009.