This conversation is with Sam McKenzie, Coaching Content and Learning Lead at the AFL.
Prior to this, Sam was the Junior Coach Development Manager at Auckland Rugby.
In 2019, Sam completed his Master’s degree at AUT University focusing on 1st XV rugby players’ perceptions of their coaching environment.
In this conversation, Sam provides his well-informed thoughts on the recent media attention surrounding the ‘commercialisation’ of schoolboy rugby in New Zealand.
Find out more about Sam here.