Onewhero Area School


Thanks for taking up the opportunity to contribute positively to our game. Your service to the community and your school is most appreciated. Please see details below for ‘How to register’ and begin coaching for the season.


ALL coaches MUST register online. 2022 registered coaches will receive an email invite to register OR if you are a new coach go to your club or School website Secondary School Contacts   to complete a new coach registration online form.


Before the season kicks off, you’ll need to ensure you’ve completed RugbySmart. 

This season we’ve made it even EASIER to complete RugbySmart and you’ll only need to do one of the following:

  • Complete the RugbySmart Online Module, or
  • Take part in a NZR RugbySmart Webinar, or
  • Attend a RugbySmart practical session, facilitated by CMRFU.


  1. Online Registration Form - Re-register OR new form on your club or School Rugby website Secondary School Contacts Choose one the 3 options – RugbySmart Online Module, NZR RugbySmart Webinar or CMRFU RugbySmart practical session.

There is a slight change to the Police vetting process.

Police vetting

On the Coaches and Admin/Volunteer (if they select the role of Team Manager) forms there is now a mandatory question. Are you coaching/managing a team where one or more of the players will be aged under 18?. If Yes is selected a section will appear where they are required to fill in their Drivers Licence number and tick the consent to police vetting box.

For police vetting to be triggered for 2023, NZR still have some development work to be completed so that Club Convenors can check the ID of the Referee, Coach and Admin/Volunteers and verify that the ID has been checked through Sporty to trigger the police vetting.

Once this development work on checking ID’s has been completed, I will provide more information on the process. 

NZR RugbySmart Webinars

  • Wednesday 15th March – 7pm
  • Sunday 2nd April – 7pm
  • Sunday 16th April – 7pm
  • Wednesday 3rd May – 7pm

CMRFU RugbySmart Practical WORKSHOPS

Workshop details are below:

  • Monday 20 March, 6.00pm @ Papakura RFC
  • Monday 27 March, 6.00pm @ Navigation Homes Stadium
  • Monday 3 April, 6.00pm @ Navigation Homes Stadium
  • Wednesday 26 April, 6.00pm @ Navigation Homes Stadium

For more information, please contact Paul Wheeler OR Liam Daniela

Paul Wheeler
Community Coach Development Officer
New Zealand Rugby | Whutupōro Aotearoa
+64 21 221 4378 | [email protected] 

Liam Daniela

Community Rugby Champion – Coaching

Counties Manukau Rugby Union

M: 027 6232 583 | E: [email protected]