Staff Profiles

Kasey King - General Manager

Kasey King has played rugby league since returning to NZ from England in 1991, where he played rugby union.

Having never played rugby league before, he joined the Mangere East Hawks Club, thinking a season of league could improve his defensive skills, and continued to play for the next seven years.

When his son showed an interest in playing league, he made the move to coach, and then went on to perform various leadership roles within the club management, including club chairman.

Kasey started his professional life as a cabinet maker, but soon moved into management, whilst studying part time for a diploma in Communication Management at Manukau Institute of Technology and Auckland University.

With previous experience working in the community to gain better facilities, improve volunteer skills and grow participation for his local club, much of his focus is on doing the same for all the clubs that fall within the Counties Manukau Zone.

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Wade Brunsdon - Coaching & Development

Wade is the head of Coaching & Development for Counties Manukau League Zone. He was first introduced to rugby league when he was 4 years old at the Manurewa Marlins, playing for the midget open, and has been passionate about rugby league ever since.

Having affiliation with Manurewa, Papakura, Howick and Ellerslie in junior and senior football, Wade also represented Otago Rugby League while studying for his Bachelor of Physical Education at Otago University. 

Wade has also represented New Zealand in touch rugby, and has coached successful Counties Manukau aged group representative teams.  

Wade plans to ensure that the development of rugby league at school, club and representative level is paramount in the Counties Manukau Zone. 

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