Students keen on rugby now have the chance to apply for membership to our Academy, under the guidance of coach Mr Nonu Su'a Ausane.

Criteria for selection (Places are limited)

  • Positions are open to all students
  • those selected must maintain a sound academic programme and achievement
  • excellent attendance
  • a willingness to contribute both skills and spirit to the Waitakere teams for which they play
  • This is an exciting venture for Waitakere College in utilising the strengths of our staff to build up the skills and talents of our students.

We are fortunate to have gained the services of Nonu Su'a Ausane, who is a high level, experienced rugby player. Some of the highlights of his career to date are:

2010: Manu Samoa Rugby Union squad and New Zealand Samoa Rugby Squad
2008-2010: Auckland Samoa Rugby Squad and Waitemata Samoa Rugby Squad
2006-2008: Auckland Representative Rugby Union: Air NZ Development Squad 2005 - Waitemata Rugby Union Premiers
2005: Auckland U21-23s Colts and Waitemata U21s Colts
2004: Auckland U19s Rugby Union

Nonu's coaching and Administration experience highlights:
2010: Waitakere College First XV Coach and Rugby Academy Instructor/Co ordinator
2009: Waitakere College Rugby Administrator Junior and Senior Touch Rugby Coach U15 Rugby Coach - 2009 Finalists and Runners-Up
2009: Auckland Rugby Football Union Pro Sport Development Facilitator Netball Waitakere Teenage Programme Development
2007-2009: Western Magpies T-Ball and Softball Development Facilitator


Waitakere College is a successful mid-sized secondary school located in the heart of West Auckland.