Rugby Nova Scotia is excited to announce the hiring of three individuals for their new positions; Provincial Performance Coach, Technical Director and Rugby Development Officer.

Emma Delory, has been hired to take on the role of Provincial Performance Coach. Emma, formerly Rugby Development Officer with Rugby Nova Scotia has had a huge impact on our rugby community in the various roles she has held since starting with Rugby Nova Scotia in 2018. Emma has experience not only has Rugby NS Development officer, but as a trained World Rugby Level 3 Coach and Coach Educator and Evaluator.

“I’m very excited to be able move into this new role with RNS. This focused position will allow us to continue our momentum of building support for our high performance athletes here in Nova Scotia. Our goal remains to move our top athletes from Keltics Blue to Canada Red, and you should expect to see many more NS athletes reach the national and professional level soon! On a personal note, this new position also gives me the opportunity to build towards my personal goals in coaching on both the provincial and national scales and I am looking forward to our the other new additions to our staff!”

We are looking forward to having Emma continue with us in her new role within the organization.

Matt Melanson has been hired to take on the role of Technical Director with Rugby Nova Scotia. Matt has held many different volunteer positions within the organization at various levels, including U16 Keltics, Keltics Academy and most recently as the Head Coach of the Senior Women’s Keltics Program. Matt comes to Rugby Nova Scotia with a lot of experience in the Club and High School Rugby system, and will look to bring his knowledge of supporting program development to this role.

“I am thrilled to be joining rugby Nova Scotia during this exciting period of growth. Thanks to all the staff and volunteers who have made this possible. Program development is my passion and I look forward to engaging with club and school stakeholders to develop their offerings further and continue to grow the game in our province.”

Last but not least we welcome Remi Myers to the role of Rugby Development Officer with Rugby Nova Scotia. Originally starting with Rugby Nova Scotia in 2021 as a summer student, her passion for supporting the growth of Rugby in Nova Scotia was developed. Since her summer student role, Remi has held many contract positions with the organization, most recently as our Rookie Rugby School Liaison visiting schools across the Halifax Regional Centre for Education and their Excel Programs to help them gain entry into the sport through Rookie Rugby Sessions.

“I am so incredibly excited that my dream has become my reality! Developing the sport in Nova Scotia has been a passion of mine since I had my first opportunity to expose rugby to new young athletes as a Summer Student with Rugby Nova Scotia, and the continuation of this is something I am strongly looking forward to!”

We are so excited to have these additions to our staff on a full time basis, and we look forward to what is to come with Rugby in this province.

Over the next couple months the staff will begin to foster plans for the coming year, and will look to connect with every club in the Province to gain a better understanding as to what is needed from our stakeholders.