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The Richmond Rovers Rugby League & Sports Club Inc. Board would like to thank our 2021 Premier team Men’s Head Coach Junior Fiu and his management team for your respective time, effort, contribution, and successes the past three years. The Richmond Rovers club is better for your services, and we are grateful for your sacrifices. You have had the Richmond club in your heart throughout and we wish to acknowledge and thank you.
The Richmond Rovers Rugby League & Sports Club Board is excited to appoint Ricky Henry as our Premier Men’s Head coach for the 2022 Auckland Rugby League Fox Memorial Shield competition.
The vastly experienced Ricky Henry has accepted the role after his appointment as Kiwi Ferns coach.
Henry brings with him significant coaching experience having worked as the Kiwi Ferns and Warriors' reserve grade Assistant Coach (2020), New Zealand Warriors Assistant Development Coach (2008) Warriors NRL Assistant Coach (2013-14) and Warriors Nines Head Coach (2014), and at a national level, the New Zealand Under 18s (2012) and New Zealand Māori (2016) Head Coach.
Senior Convenor, Tony Taylor believed Henry is the right man for the job.
“Ricky’s appointment is a positive step forward in our preparations for the 2022 Fox Memorial Shield competition.”
With Ricky advising the Richmond Premier side this year under previous Head Coach Junior Fiu; we were able to maintain the continuity and familiarity Ricky has with our Richmond players and our club.
Ricky has an impressive list of coaching accolades and is well respected throughout our rugby league communities. It’s exciting to think what the Premier team under the helm of Ricky will be able to produce and we are delighted that he will be leading us into the Fox Memorial Shield competition next year.”
New Head Coach, Ricky Henry says; “It is a privilege to lead the Richmond Premier team into the 2022 Fox Memorial Shield competition.”
“I am passionate about the long-term success of Richmond which I have great history both as a player and coach and look forward to building a strong foundation for the future. It’s a privilege to return and have the opportunity to coach these young men with my team as we work towards building a strong Fox Memorial Shield campaign starting with preseason.”
From the 2021 season coaching team is Al Ettles, as well as returning former Richmond Premier coach John Teina who will all be supporting our Premier team as assistant coaches. They each bring with them a wealth of senior coaching experience having collectively coached some of the best up and coming talent in Auckland and at National Representative level with varying Akarana Falcons, Auckland Vulcans, and other Premier Fox teams.
Together they bring great experience, leadership, a winning attitude, and work ethic as coaches to the Richmond Rovers rugby league club which will better support our seniors and youth playing group. This team will be instrumental with a structured approach to developing our youth players as well as providing guidance for upcoming Richmond junior and senior coaches.
For any questions, please contact Richmond Senior Convenor, Tony (Lats) Taylor on 021 562 222.
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