2016 New Zealand Rugby Women’s Player of the Year Selica Winiata will coach on the International Rugby Academy’s inaugural Women’s Player Course.
Since her debut for the Black Ferns in 2008, Winiata has represented New Zealand on numerous occasions – including a starring role in the Black Ferns’ successful campaign at the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup in Ireland.
A star of the game in both the 7’s and 15’s format, Winiata is known for her deceptive speed and power.
Having played provincial rugby for Manawatu, Winiata also holds the try-scoring and point-scoring records for the Women’s Rugby Provincial Competition, the Farah Palmer Cup.
Asking Selica about what it means to her to be involved, there was no hiding she was thrilled to take part in what will be the Academy’s first-ever course for women’s players.
“I’ve had the opportunity to coach the talent on these courses before, but it will be awesome to contribute to the development of the next generation of Women’s players coming through in New Zealand, and around the world.”
Selica joins the current panel of IRANZ Staff Coaches, which includes Wellington Lions Assistant Coach Andre Bell and Black Ferns Assistant Coach Wesley Clarke.