Club Statement: Wes Naiqama

The Kaiviti Silktails Rugby League Football Club Board and Head Coach Wes Naiqama yesterday mutually agreed that he would finish his role with the club effective immediately.

Chairman Petero Civoniceva issued a statement yesterday wanting to thank Wes Naiqama for his four and a half years’ service to the club.

“After a lengthy discussion with our Head Coach yesterday it was both agreed that after four and a half seasons, Wes would finish his role as Head Coach of our club. Wes has given this club wonderful service since 2020 and the club would like to thank Wes for everything he has done for the club during that period. There will only ever be one first coach of the Kaiviti Silktails, and that will always be Wes Naiqama, and he will be part of the Silktails Vuvale forever.”

The Kaiviti Silktails have appointed Timoci Duve as Caretaker Coach and will be supported by Technical Advisor Joe Saukuru and National Coaching Director Wise Kativerata as the club will begin its search for a new Head Coach.

In other news, the club also parted ways with General Manager Damon Spooner. Mereoni Tuninanuya will step in to the General Manager’s role and will be supported by Executive Director Stephen Driscoll, who will take a more hands on role with the club for the remainder of the season.