NLD New Appointments

Karl de Groot was appointed the new Head of NLD Representative Rugby this week. Karl has extensive experience in the playing and management of the game and we are looking forward to working with him when the Rep Rugby programme restarts.

NLD would like to express our sincere thanks to Lee Slack, the outgoing Head of NLD Rep Rugby, for all the hard work he put in to the role in recent years.

Karl said, “It’s a huge honour to be appointed to follow Lee as the Head of NLD Representative Rugby. It’s a significant challenge in challenging times and I look forward to managing the changes that will be needed ahead.

The CB has a huge talent pool with significant opportunities to progress and key to this will be ensuring a fair and open transitional pathway to Representative honours across all the age grades.”

Karl is now the main contact for all matters relating to Rep Rugby and can be reached by email: [email protected] or telephone: 07787408544

The role of Deputy Head of NLD Representative Rugby went to Rhuari Pike, who again has significant experience of playing and coaching the game at many levels and is looking forward to working with all throughout the Rep programme.

Rhuari was also appointed as Lead for RugbySafe for NLD, and his professional background working within the NHS makes him ideally suited to this role. He is now the first point of contact for all matters relating to RugbySafe in NLD. His email address and ‘phone number are: [email protected] and 07525 135 440.

Congratulations to both Karl and Rhuari.