William Woods

William Woods

Key info

  • Age: 21
  • Nationality: New Zealander
  • Hometown: Christchurch – Ōtautahi
  • Project participation: Rugby in Africa 2018: Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa


Will grew up playing and refereeing rugby in Christchurch before attending Otago University, where he realised that he should try to do a day or two of honest work before graduating with a law degree! Will plays blindside flanker for Zingari-Richmond FC in the Dunedin club rugby competition.

Proud Achievement

Refereeing a junior game between his school and fierce rivals and witnessing firsthand the sincere respect with which the young players, despite being beaten, immediately congratulated the winning team.

Will’s Goal

“Spreading the skills, joy and global camaraderie of rugby, while developing as a person, in the knowledge that by changing the world we change ourselves.”

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