2019 Minis Coaches & Managers


Brendan Lane

Under 7 Coach

Coach: Under 7s - Brendan Lane

Favourite Positions: Fullback, Wing

Playing Experience: Parramatta First XV, over 100 games for Blacktown, including 2008 NSWSRU First Grade Premiership. Norwest Dads XV designated chip kicker.

Coaching Experience: Two years of coaching Norwest Minis.

Rugby Philosophy: To teach our youngest players their fundamental skills and, above all, ensure they have fun at rugby.


Crista Lane

Under 7 Manager

Arty DeGuzman

Under 8 Coach

Andrew Bremner

Under 8 Coach

Coach: Under 8s - Arty DeGuzman

Favourite Position – Scrum Half

Playing Experience – High School Rugby, Norwest Bulls Dads team

Coaching Experience – Norwest Bulls, Coaching Kids Rugby (U8-U12) Qualified

Rugby Philosophy – All the talent in the world won’t take you anywhere without your team mates.

Coach: Under 8s - Andrew Bremner

Favourite Position: Right Wing

Who is your favourite team?  All Blacks

Playing Experience: East Coast Bays RUC (NZ), 3 years college age group

Coaching Experience: U6, U7, Coaching Kids Rugby (U8-U12) Qualified

Why do you like coaching? Being able to help the kids learn the skills they need to enjoy their rugby and work together as a team. It’s fantastic to see how the kids develop into players over the season.


Vaughan Irwin

Under 9 Coach

Coach: Under 9s - Vaughan Irwin

Favourite Positions: Wing

Who is your favourite team?  All Blacks, Chiefs

Playing Experience: High School Rugby, Norwest Dads XV

Coaching Experience: First year coaching for Norwest in Under 8s. Coaching Kids Rugby (U8-U12) Qualified

Rugby Philosophy: Build a strong team spirit and the kids will give their best for each other.


Heinie Wynne

Under 9 Manager