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Duane Mann

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HOOKER | DUANE MANN (#9)

The well-travelled Mann was nearing the end of his top level playing career when he joined the Auckland Warriors for their debut campaign. The Glenora Bears product made his Kiwi Test debut against the Kangaroos Australia in 1989, toured England and France at the end of that season and landed a contract with English club Warrington. He went on to make more than 120 appearances for the club before returning home after signing with the Auckland Warriors. The long-time Kiwi hooker captained his country in 1994 and later captained Tonga at the Rugby League World Cup . He also captained Glenora to success in Auckland’s Fox Memorial premiership as well as coaching at club level before taking on roles with the New Zealand Rugby League and the Auckland Rugby League. He is now working for the Vodafone Warriors as the club’s academy and pathways manager.

NRL career: 13 games (1995), 12 points (3 tries).

Warriors: 13 games (1995), 12 points (3 tries).

 
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9. DUANE MANN
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Last time we looked at Mann he was the NZ Warriors Academy and Pathways Manager after a few years at Auckland Rugby League doing the same thing. He left in 2016 and became the
Sport & Business Development Manager at Kelston Boys' High School until December 2019.

Since January 2020 he has been working at the Cause Collective as a Strategic Relations Manager. The Cause Collective is New Zealand charitable trust operating out of South Auckland since 2016. They provide systems and services that help solve the social problems that Pacific people face that stops them from thriving.

Duane Mann

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Duane Mann is of Māori – Ngāti Kahungunu and Tūhoe descent from his mother and Tongan descent from his father from Neiafu, Vavaʻu.

Ponsonby was home until the early 1960s, his family then moved to Kelston, West Auckland, for more space and a larger home. His parents raised five boys and also extended family siblings. He is a proud born and raised ‘Westie’ with strong family and working connections across South Auckland.

What inspires you?
“I am continuously inspired by my parents and whānau, by all their actions and behaviours in achieving their big goals but also in all the small everyday things they do. My wife and three adult children always give me inspiration and focus.”

Current work
”I am the Strategic Relationship Manager for The Cause Collective. A large part of my role is to build and foster strategic partnerships and engage with key stakeholders to help influence and drive a systems change approach. I am focused on the reduction of risk factors for major health loss and to improve health equity for our Māori and Pacific communities.
The majority of my career has been in coach education and athlete development within the sport sector from grass-roots to high performance sport. My passion has always been about helping others to live well and using sport as a vehicle to find and be your best self. I believe strongly in the spirit of team and community and the synergy of values within our Māori and Pasifika cultures. Working with the Cause Collective and Healthy Families align with where I want to serve, challenge and continue to grow.”

What is your vision for health and wellbeing in South Auckland?
“That people and families are happy, live well and live long.”

What is one funny/quirky/interesting thing that no-one knows about you?
“I am the master of knowing the chorus of just about any song without knowing the full song and proper words.”


Anyone wanting to learn about the Cause Collective can visit their website...

 

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