Counties Manukau Rugby CEO departs

Andrew Maddock has announced that he will leave his role as Chief Executive Officer of Counties Manukau Rugby Football Union at the end of April. 

 After seven years at the helm he will tackle some new opportunities.

“It has been a privilege to serve this Union; one I’ll miss terribly. I’m quietly proud of what we’ve achieved together in recent years. Counties Rugby is well established as a high performing Union, and deserves its many successes.”

Andrew credits the Union’s success to the staff and the hundreds of capable and dedicated people associated with rugby clubs, schools and rep teams.

“We’ve been fortunate to have so many great staff, coaches, referees, administrators and other volunteers serving our game over the years. The game has grown in our region, competitions have been impressive and players have been developed to produce unprecedented success at the highest levels. It really has been a team effort.”

CMRFU Chairman, Paul Reidy, hired Maddock in 2010.

“Andrew has worked tirelessly over the years. He has played a huge part in turning around the fortunes of the province. He leaves the Union enjoying increased player numbers, financial viability and with the many representative teams having enjoyed considerable success.”

“All our teams will be worth watching and supporting in 2017. I’ll be there, just in a different capacity,” says Andrew.

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