Gary Peacham

New Zealand Rugby League Coaching Manager

Which courses did you study?
A Level PE, Psychology, Sports Coaching, GNVQ ICT (Advanced) & Computing. I also completed a Forward Course with Hull FC, as I was a contracted player at the time.

Sum up your Wilberforce experience in three words
Friends for life.

What did you enjoy the most about your time at Wilberforce?
It was a really relaxed environment and everything we did at college was fun, or had an enjoyment factor to it. All my teachers were great too… so good I came back and helped coach the Rugby League team.

Where are you now?
I’m now living in New Zealand and I’m currently the National Coaching Manager for New Zealand Rugby League. My career path definitely started at Wilberforce, moving onto University in London then on to full-time employment in New Zealand.

What does the future hold?
I’m working in my dream role at the moment, and hopefully I can provide continued leadership in my current role. I would love to come over to the UK and give something back to Rugby League in some capacity, maybe as a coaching consultant or similar.

Any words of wisdom for future Wilberforce College students?
Make the most of it. Work hard, play hard and most of all, enjoy!