Former Christchurch club coach and Canterbury Colts mentor Brad Mooar says that he is excited about the adventure of joining former Crusaders hooker Matt Sexton on the Southern Kings coaching staff.
The Southern Kings were created to develop local talent in the Eastern Cape and have been promised inclusion in Super Rugby for the 2013 season.
Mooar will quit his partnership in long-established Christchurch firm Cavell Leitch Law to join the Southern Kings
The thirty-seven-year-old property law specialist is also an accredited player agent who represents a number of New Zealand players.
His clients include Crusaders team-mates Matt Todd and Luke Romano and Blues back Hadleigh Parkes but they will be taken over by the Essentially Group.
Sexton will be Southern Kings head coach and former first five-eighths Mooar will have the job of general skills coach.
News of Mooar’s appointment first appeared last month Mooar said that he could not pass up the opportunity at Port Elizabeth’s Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium when it came.
“I suppose it is a big step in going from a secure profession and job (law) to an environment (rugby coaching) that is pretty volatile.
“I’m certainly well aware of the comments that the only certain thing about a coach is he’ll be fired some day!
“But I’m very passionate about coaching. I’ve loved every minute of it so far,” he told Stuff.
Mooar said that his decision to to make coaching his career was “made four or five years ago”.
“I was really enjoying it after starting coaching the Colts at Christchurch and then onto the division one side.”
Sexton and Mooar leave for Port Elizabeth on July 10 and start work a week later.
“It’s going to be a great adventure. Anna and I spent four weeks travelling around South Africa during the 2003 World Cup. “
“We had quite a bit of time in PE and we liked it. “
“We are comfortable heading back, having been there, that it will be a good place to move with our family (three children aged 5, 4 and “nearly 2”).