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Head Coach - The Wave DIV 1

Junior Club 

Gareth D’Almeida

Sumner Rugby has a new head coach, Gareth D’Almeida for the division 1 team the Wave. Gareth has been involved with the club for 20 years as a player and a coach.  After finishing playing, he went on to be the attack coach for the wave for 2 seasons before taking up the challenge to be head coach of the Storm, Sumners Colts team. They went on to claim the 2020 colts premier championship in their first year in the competition, and went on to repeat that in 2021 going back to back!

Rob Glassford

Taking over from Ritchie for the year is Rob Glassford as (Acting) Junior Club Captain.

Rob played for the Sharks for a few seasons back in 2010 and 2015. He has coached in the junior club over the past four seasons and was on the junior committee in 2022. A proud dad, his son is playing for the U9 Seals this year. When not down on the rugby field, he enjoys all things outdoors.

021 280 0038


Club President

Matt Wood

Starting with Sumner Rugby  as the Colts Strength and Conditioning Coach in 2008, Matt has moved on to coaching junior teams involving his two boys for 5 years, also playing for the Premier Reserves Team for five seasons, whilst joining the Senior Rugby Committee before becoming Club Captain in 2019. Then in 2021 Matt was voted in as the Sumner Rugby Club President. 

021 24 777 04


St Leonard's Square, Sumner, Christchurch, 8081

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