Announcement: New Colts Program & Pathways Manager Appointed

3 years ago

Announcement: New Colts Program & Pathways Manager Appointed

After an exhaustive recruitment process that attracted a large number of outstanding candidates, Randwick DRUFC is really pleased to announce the appointment of James Tesoriero as our new Colts Program and Pathways Manager, replacing the position recently vacated by Peter Dumbleton.

James will commence with us next Monday, February 15 and many will know from his previous times at the Wicks as either a player or coach. 

James, is a well-travelled rugby professional, who until accepting this role was Head Coach and responsible for the entire operation of the California Polytechnic State University’s (Cal Poly) rugby program, which encompasses over 100 players across 3 male and a women’s team. His six seasons at Cal Poly saw them develop as a high-performance environment and be consistently ranked in the top 15 University rugby programs in the US, before COVID suspended all competitions and saw him return to Australia.

James brings more than 20 years’ experience in rugby coaching and program management to us and importantly prior to moving to the US, ran the Randwick Colts program in 2012 & 13, before moving into our grade coaching ranks in 2014. As alluded above he is also an ex-player, so it is a welcome return home to Randwick Rugby for him on many levels.

James has worked extensively in coach education and player development for Rugby Australia and NSW Rugby (2007-2012). He has also coached subbies, women’s, in representative teams and extensively at private schools in his years as a PE and science teacher.

James, is a Waverley College old boy who also has an impressive educational background, firstly graduating with a Bachelor of Education (Human Movement & Health Education) from Sydney University in 2004 and also attaining a Master of International Sports Management in 2013 at Southern Cross University. He is currently completing the final stages of a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) qualification.

We would also like to take the opportunity to sincerely thank Peter ‘The Professor’ Dumbleton for all his efforts at our club over many years and wish him all the very best in his new position as Director of Rugby at Cranbrook. He is a quality person and will certainly be missed.

However, the club is excited to have James back driving our fabulous colts program and talented players to even greater success on and off the field, plus further develop the relationships with all our junior and pathway programs.

Up the Wicks!



Mark Harrison

General Manager

Randwick Rugby Club

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