Lesley McKenzie Lesley McKenzie is a Canadian rugby union player with 25 caps and the coach of the Japan women's national rugby union team. She played in the 2006 and 2010 Women's Rugby World Cup.
About Lesley McKenzie
Lesley McKenzie is a Canadian rugby union player with 25 caps and the coach of the Japan women’s national rugby union team.2 She played in the 2006 and 2010 Women’s Rugby World Cup.
In 2014, McKenzie was the Wellington Rugby Football Union’s girls development co-coordinator.11
From 2015 to 2015, McKenzie developed and delivered programs as a game development officer for the Wanganui Rugby Football Union.
In 2018, McKenzie immigrated to Japan to become an assistant coach for the Japan women’s national rugby sevens team.12 Prior to this, she was hired five times for two weeks as a part-time resource coach for the Japanese sevens team.
As assistant coach, McKenzie is also involved in academy branches across Japan.
In January 2019, McKenzie was appointed head coach of the fifteen-a-side team.
This role also includes the responsibility of proactively encouraging and promoting women players to become coaches.