Sherratt to lead Mid Canterbury rugby

Mid Canterbury, pictured in action last year, will be lead by a new coaching team. Photo Graham Shaw

John Sherratt has been appointed head coach for the Mid Canterbury Heartland team.

He will be assisted by Pete Manson and Grant Polson, along with team manager Jason Tennant.

John Sherratt has been appointed head coach of Mid Canterbury Heartland rugby team.

The new coaching group have extensive coaching resumes and have signed on for the next two years, an exciting prospect for everyone involved.

Mr Sherratt has coached across all levels, from schoolboy to provincial women’s rugby to professional rugby in Japan.

He is currently head coach with Christchurch Rugby Club and prior to that was assistant coach for Dunedin Rugby Football club in 2021 and the assistant coach for the Otago Women’s side as well.

Mr Sherratt has more than 27 years coaching experience and plenty of success. He has also held different roles such as selector, opponent analyst, technical adviser and brings a variety of skills to the Mid Canterbury side.

Mr Manson is no stranger to Mid Canterbury rugby fans as the Mid Canterbury three seasons. He also has experience as an assistant coach for the Canterbury Metro Seniors and the Canterbury Metro Under 20 side between 2007 to 2015.

Likewise, Mr Polson was the assistant coach/technical adviser of the Mid Canterbury Heartland team in 2015, where they finished second on the regular season table.