Mnr Deon Carney

Home / Uncategorized / Mnr Deon Carney

Deon Carney

Coaching CV Current Position: Rugby Director and Head Coach 1st XV Northern Cape High

Area of Coaching: Forwards Coach


Boksmart:  0059550

IRB Level 2 (pending)


Personal statement

I was born and raised in South Africa and started playing rugby from a young age, I fell in love with the sport right away. After a very successful career at school and 5 years of professional rugby, I hung up my boots for good.

I immediately wanted to give back to the sport and was enrolled at Northern Cape High as the u/15A head coach. Having limited experience and still very young I grabbed the opportunity with both hands.

I am a very open minded coach, whom strives on innovative thinking and hard work. Always trying to improve myself and using my combined experience as an ex-professional rugby player, I have already adapted my own unique coaching philosophies and style. Through commitment and persistence I was given the opportunity to coach Northern Cape High’s 1st XV rugby team in 2015, where I am currently still situated.


I have grown immensely as a coach and although being young, I have proven to be more than capable of taking on some of the best 1st XV rugby sides in South – Africa. I am a strong leader whom focuses on improving the skills, vision, technique and confidence of every individual, whilst understanding the importance of team building. I am driven to succeed as a rugby coach, my goals are set and my focus is in the right place.

Coaching Career:




U/13 K2 Rugby Academy Assistant Coaching (Wellington, New Zealand)




1st XV Silverstream College Assistant Coaching (Wellington, New Zealand) (u/18)




U/15 A Northern Cape High – Head Coach

  • u/15 Griqualand – West League winners (‘Grootskole’)
  • u/15 Kovsie League winners
  • Ranked 9th in South – Africa – according to u/15 Rankings


2015 – 2017


1st XV Northern Cape High – Head Coach (u/19A)

  • Ranked 21st in South – Africa (2015)
  • Ranked 20th in South – Africa (2017)
  • u/19A Griqualand – West winners (2016 & 2017) (‘Grootskole’)
  • Classic Clashes Winners (2016 & 2017)
  • Kovsie League Finalist in 2017
  • Cup winners for ‘Most attractive play’ during Kearsney Easter Rugby Festival 2017
  • Assistant Coach – u/18 Craven Week 2017 (Won all 3 matches during the tournament)





Playing Career:



Griqua senior 7’s                                                                     Captain



Varsity Shield UKZN IMPI’s                                                          Vice Captain

Leopards 1st Division Currie Cup                                                 



Griquas Currie Cup Squad

Griquas Vodacom Cup Squad                                                                                                      South Africa



Hutt Old Boys Marist Premier 1                                             9 points- ‘Best and Fairest’

Winners of the Swindale Shield


Wellington Lions Training Squad


Wellington Lions Development Team


K2 Rugby Academy

New Zealand



Hutt Old Boys Marist Premier 1                                             Club Player of the Year

Most Improved Player of the Year

                                                                                                6 points- ‘Best and Fairest’


U/20 Wellington Lions A


K2 Rugby Academy

New Zealand








Hutt Old Boys Marist Premier 1


Hutt Old Boys Marist Premier 2                                             Player of the Year


Hutt Old Boys Marist 7’s team


U/20 Wellington Lions Development


K2 Rugby Academy

New Zealand




U/18 Griquas Provincial Team

Craven week schools tournament


Northen Cape High 1st XV Rugby                                           Vice Captain (2009)

Player of the Year (2009)

South Africa


U/16 Griquas Provincial Team                                               Captain

Grant Khomo Week

South Africa


Games Played

Wellington Lions vs. Manawatu (pre-season)

Hutt Old Boys Marist Premier 1 (2012)                                 40 Caps

Griquas (Vodacom Cup)                                                          8 Caps

Griquas vs. Southern Kings (pre-season)

UKZN IMPI’s Varsity shield                                                          10 Caps


Leon van Blerk

Northern Cape High

Head of Sport

Cell: (+27) 79 063 4465


Henk Brand


Cell: (+27) 81 892 4280


Hannes Venter

Super 12 – Blue Bulls

Currie Cup – Blue Bulls

K2 Rugby Academy Coach

Cell: (+64) 21 837 939


Matt Lee

Hut Old Boys Marist Rugby Club – Premier 1 Coach

Cell: (+64) 27 5651 229



Justin Wilson

Hutt Old Boys Marist Rugby Club – Premier 1 Coach

Cell: (+64) 21 2498 099


Filipe Rayasi

Hutt Old Boys Marist – COO

Crusaders Super Rugby team

Fijian Internetional player

Cell: (+64) 21 517 773

Related Posts