Craig Carter steps down from CMRFU Board

Craig Carter steps down from CMRFU Board

Long serving Counties Manukau Rugby director Craig Carter has stood down from his position on the board at last night’s Special General Meeting at Navigation Homes Stadium in Pukekohe.

The move ends a phenomenal stint by the ex-Patumahoe player.

Carter, a respected rugby player and coach that has fashioned a terrific career in administration, has served on the board since 2009.

He was the chairman of the Union from 2016, through the challenging COVID 19 pandemic before handing over to current chair Gary Millington last year.

Carter was presented with a picture montage detailing his enormous service to the sport in Counties Manukau and was thanked for all he has done.

“Craig has been a wonderful servant of this proud Union over so many years and we can’t thank him enough for his tireless contribution,” said chief executive Aaron Lawton.

“He’s a true Counties man who bleeds red, white and black and he deserves a huge amount of credit for the strong position we are in at the moment.

“Part-time ref, secondary school coach, hay-baler and self-appointed PIC Steelers selector, he’s going to be missed by all of us.

“We wish him all the best for the future.”

Both Carter and fellow director Arizona Leger have relinquished their positions after a new structure was adopted.

All other board members will need to seek re-election at next year’s AGM apart from Millington, who will stay on until 2025.