Reon Edwards has been appointed as the chairman of New Zealand Rugby League (NZRL).
A former Canterbury Rugby League chairman, Edwards has been a member of the NZRL board since 2015, and had been serving as chairman in an interim capacity after Gary Fissenden resigned in June. Edwards brings 37 years of experience within rugby league, both as a player and as an administrator.
Fissenden had been in the role for three years, with his departure coming just months before New Zealand co-hosts the 2017 Rugby League World Cup, which is due to get underway on 26th October.
"We are very fortunate to have such a strong board,” said Edwards. “We are really looking forward to the next few months with the Rugby League World Cup here in New Zealand. The organisation has some very exciting plans for the next few years and we look forward to supporting these as they are developed.”