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WBRU – Media Release – Rugby Community Officer

25 February 2019 – WBRU – Media Release

The Wairarapa Bush Rugby Union is pleased to announce the appointment of well-respected community organiser and former top referee Peter Debney, to the new position of Rugby Community Officer on a part-time basis.

A total of 7,000 people in the Wairarapa, will at any stage during any given week, have some sort of contact with our rugby clubs and community.

With nearly 3,000 people involved in the physical side of the game each week, as either a player, a coach or an administrator, we need to acknowledge we have a significant part to play in the whole of the Wairarapa rugby community’s well-being.

Over the course of a season many grandparents, parents, friends of our players come and watch our wonderful game. We need to ensure everyone has an enjoyable experience.

Peter will also look to enhance vital links between our members, clubs and community groups such as, the DHB, Police, Mental Health organisations, Iwi’s, sponsors and the general public.

Another role Peter Debney will undertake is the Complaints Review Officer on behalf of the WBRU.

Rugby offers so much more than health and fitness. Rugby (sport) is a valuable component of our community and the WBRU is looking forward to enhancing and promoting the benefits of our game.

Peter will start his new role from 1 March 2019

Tony Hargood
Chief Executive
Wairarapa Bush Rugby Union

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