Uni Norths Owls are excited to announce the appointment of Lachie Creighton as 1st Grade Head Coach for the 2023 Season
Uni Norths Owls acknowledges outgoing Head Coach, Sam Rolfe’s incredible contribution to the Club over the last 4 seasons & he is a true champion of the club. Sam played a significant role in bringing the club forward & being a serious challenger for the John I Dent Cup year on year. The Club looks forward to seeing the next chapter of his coaching career unfold and watching him add to his already significant number of games that he has played for Owls.
Creighto who is one of Owls’ own, and was a natural selection to take over and continue the next phase of the Club’s growth.
Creighto joined Uni Norths Owls back in 2014, playing with Owls Colts & debut in 1st Grade that year before he established himself as the 1st Grade “9” in 2016. Creighto was Club Captain in 2016 & 2017, went on to play 50 plus 1st Grade games & captaining 1st Grade in 2020. An unfortunate knee injury at the end of 2020 cut his playing career short, however Creighto turned his love for Rugby & Owls to coaching taking on Owls Colts in 2021 & 2022 & along with his coaching team, he guided Colts to the Grand Final in 2022.
Apart from coaching the Owls colts, Creighto has extensive coaching experience across a number of representative teams as follows:
- Brumbies Super W Assistant Coach 2020 – 2022
- Brumbies U19 Assistant Coach 2022
- Brumbies & ACT Academy of Sport Women’s Head Coach 2020-2021
- Brumbies Youth 7s Head Coach 2018-2019
- Brumbies U16s Coach 2018
Creighto is a Level 3 Accredited Coach (in the process of undertaking his Level 4 Accreditation) & Owls are excited to draw upon his reputation for connecting with his players and improving them both on and off the field.
Creighto will be well supported through the appointments of Assistant Coaches; Hugh Alexander, Nick Jones & Philemon Toleafoa.
“I’m excited and honoured to be able to lead this team and more importantly the club into the next chapter. The platform we’re working with has been moulded by Sam and those before our time and I’d like to acknowledge the sheer amount of work that they put into this club. I love this club and am thrilled with the coaching team we’ve assembled – Hugh, Nick and Philemon.” – Lachie Creighton