About Us

Meet the Team

The Advantage Rugby Centre program is led by Adam Roberts and Bryn Johnson from Earl Marriott Secondary. The program is integrated with Club and Rep Rugby Coaches at the U15-U17 and U19 age groups.

Adam Roberts, Program Director

Coach of the Canadian Under 20 Team 2018, 2019

Coach of the Earl Marriott Secondary Program 2006-2019

Coach of the TWU Spartans Program 2019

Former Coach at Western Washington University 2010-2018


Bryn Johnson, Program Director

Coach of Earl Marriott Secondary Rugby Program 2007-present

Earl Marriot Physical and Health Education Department Head 2012-present

Various coaching positions with youth teams at club, regional and provincial level 2000-present


Dean Murten, Coach

2018 – Present UBC Women’s’ Head Coach

2019 Head Coach BC Senior Women (Mainland)

2017 – 2018 Head Coach Canada U19 Male program

2013 – 2014 Director or Rugby at UBCOB Ravens RFC


Andy Blackburn, Coach

2017 to present Director of Rugby/Head Coach – Bayside Sharks RFC

2012-2017 Assistant Coach – Canada Men’s Rugby League 

2014-2016 Head Coach – Canada U23/19/17s Rugby League

2012-2014 Head Coach – BC Bulldogs Men’s Rugby League


Aaron Zimmerle, Coach

2003 – 2019 Palm Beach Currumbin High School
Head Coach /  S & C Coordinator 
Producer of 43 professional NRL players 

2017 & 2018 Australian Students Rugby League Head Coach – World Cup Champions

2015 & 2016 Canadian Wolverines Rugby League Head Coach 

2013-2017  (116 games) Semi-professional NRL Farm team Head Coach / Queensland State Representative Coach

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