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New women's coach announced for 2022

3 November 2021

Wests Rugby is pleased to announce the signing of former Brumbies women's representative player and ACT Brumbies Under 16 girls coach Frances Langi as our new women's head coach for 2022! Welcome to the Lions!!

New director of rugby operations announced for 2022

20 October 2021

Wests Rugby is pleased to announce that Craig Robberds is our new Director of Rugby Operations in 2022

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New head coach announced for 2022/23

15 October 2021

Former Wests Junior and 2 times John I Dent Cup premiership winner Marco Cecere announced as the new Head Coach for Wests for 2022/3.

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Expressions of interest for coaches and managers for all grades in 2022

October 2021

Wests Rugby are taking expressions of interests from coaches and managers interested in joining our program for the 2022 season. We are looking for coaches and managers to be part of teams from 1st grade through to 4th grade, as well as our women's and colts (under 20's) program. Applications, with relevant experience, should be sent to

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Wests Junior Development Officer
announced for 2021/22

October 2021

Wests Rugby are pleased to be able announce that Josh Riley has been appointed as our part time rugby development officer to help grow the game in Belconnen. Josh has a wealth of experience with previous roles as a development officer for the Queensland Reds for Far North Queensland as well as currently as a part time development officer for Brumbies Rugby. Wests would like to thank our members plus Wests Junior Rugby Union for making this position possible!

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Director of Rugby Operations Advertisement
October 2021
Wests Rugby are currently seeking applications for the Director of Rugby Operations for the 2022 season.

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1st Grade Coaching Advertisement
September 2021

Wests Rugby are currently seeking applications for the 1st Grade Coach for 2022 season. 

November 10, 2020

Join the Lions latest initiative to assist in the holistic development for young aspiring male and female Rugby players in the ACT. Open to all 

November 11, 2020

Wests 1st Grade Coach Adam Butt returns in 2021 to build on a successful 2020.

November 16, 2020

Head Coach Adam Butt pairs up with new Director of Rugby to take Wests to new heights in 2021. 

July 20, 2019

Wests Rugby are seeking Expressions of Interests for a committed and innovative 1st Grade Coach who will be responsible for the delivery of our Rugby Program and driving results in our top grade.

Expressions of interest close end of Friday 2nd august.

Robberds signs off

July 14, 2019

Wests 1st Grade Coach Craig Robberds will sign off in 2019 after coaching at the John I Dent level since taking over from Geoff Stokes in 2007.

Rigter marks 300 games

January 01, 2020

After a phone call with Wests Life Member Ken Sutherland in 1993, Chris"Squid" Rigter hasn't looked back.

Kiely appointed Club Captain for 2019

March 28, 2019

Wests is excited to announce the appointment of a new Club Captain for 2019 - Ryan Kiely.  

Wests name 26 man squad to take on Tonga A

January 13, 2019

Wests is pleased to name a 26-man squad to take on Tonga A in Nuku’alofa. The touring squad includes 8 uncapped players and 7 colts aged players.

November 15, 2018

Season 2019 is beginning to take shape with former All Black Isitolo Maka appointed as 1st Grade Forwards Coach for the 2019 season

Notice of West Annual General Meeting

November 11, 2018

Notice is given to all Western District Rugby Football Club Inc members that the AGM will occur at 6pm Friday 7 December at Catchpoles, Jamison Southern Cross Club .

Junior Luteru appointed Director of Rugby for 2019

November 11, 2018

Former Wests 1st Grader, Junior Luteru takes over the reigns as Director of Rugby for 2019. 

August 05, 2018

Wests Rugby has restructured their rugby program and commenced recruitment for a new Director of Rugby in preparation for the 2019 season.

Job details within the article.

Robberds raises the bat for his 200th gamme

January 01, 2020

Craig Robberds is set to bring up yet another milestone as he is on eve of his 200th cap in the mighty blue and maroon jersey as Wests are set to take on Uni Norths at Jamison AKA The Feeding Grounds.

Wests legend and veteran Sitauti Mailei plays his 250th game for Wests this weekend.

Wests stalwart and all round great guy Matt Jones set to reach 100 club games for Wests as the Lions take on Uni-Norths at the Barn this weekend.

May 03, 2018

In his first season for Wests, in April the young half back began a trip from Nhulunbuy on the Gove Peninsula in the Northern Territory to join his new rugby club in the heart of the Belconnen district, Canberra.

April 19, 2018

Drew Southwell relishing his return to where it all began.

April 12, 2018

Wests Rugby announce Mitch Tye as the new First Grade Captain for Wests, ahead of the season opener against Easts tomorrow.

April 05, 2018

Coach Ryan, is orchestrating a healthy culture and a winning formula for Wests 3rd Grade in 2018.

March 07, 2018

Harry Lloyd signs a two-year deal with the Western Force, and will depart for the West Coast of Australia in the coming weeks.

The Wests Rugby Colts program is building momentum and a quiet level of confidence is growing inside the young Lions squad.

February 20, 2018

Wests new recruit, Scott Wilson's rugby journey is a path less travelled.

February 01, 2018

Wests First Grade Captain, Harrison (Harry) Lloyd has been named on the Brumbies bench in their opening trial match against the Melbourne Rebels this Saturday, 3rd February..

January 17, 2018

Wests Rugby is very pleased to introduce our newly appointed Commercial Operations Manager, Maligi ‘Mils’ Finau.

January 08, 2018

Wests Rugby Club is very proud to announce the appointment of Wests Legend Matthew ‘Sully’ Sutherland as Strategic Business Partner and Chief Executive Officer Tim Arnold to the Committee for 2018.

Former Super Rugby players appointed as skills coaches

January 01, 2018

Former Western Force and Wests Rugby stalwarts, Troy Takiari and Jon McGrath have been appointed as specialist skills coaches for the 2018 season. Takiari, a front row forward, and McGrath, a former half back, will focus on increasing core skills, to ensure the Wests rugby program for 2018 is the best in Canberra.

Job Advert: Manager commercial Operations

December 31, 2017

Western Districts is seeking a committed and innovative Commercial Operations Manager who will be responsible for the delivery of all Wests activities to drive revenue and organisational management across the club. The position must contribute and commit to a strong commercial operation to enable the club to perform at the highest level.

Two new life Members and a new President for Wests

December 31, 2017

Trevor Ellis and David Bensley were both honoured with life memberships of the Western Districts Rugby Union Football Club at the Annual General Meeting held tonight, Friday 8 December at 6pm at Southern Cross Club Jamison.

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