Old Glory is excited to announce the signing of New Zealand Sevens legend, Kurt Baker, to the DC squad for MLR2023
Kurt will join Old Glory in a player-coach role where he will assist in coaching the backs as well
as play in the Fullback and Wing positions.
“We are really Happy to have Kurt on board.” Said Old Glory DC Head Coach, Josh Syms. “He’s
a tenacious competitor and a student of the game with vast experience in both 15s and 7s.
Kurt’s experience will be invaluable for our developing players and provide the backs the coach
they need to succeed.”
Kurt’s extensive career includes 53 International Test Tournaments, two New Zealand Sevens
Player of the Year awards, two World Cup Sevens gold titles, a silver medal in the 2020 Tokyo
Olympic Games, two-time gold medal winners of the Commonwealth Games, and four first
place titles with New Zealand in the World Sevens Series.
“To watch Kurt play is to understand what a ‘fierce competitor’ really is,” said Old Glory
Chairman Chris Dunlavey. “As a player, we’re confident he’ll bring a spark to Old Glory’s game,
and as a coach, we think he’ll elevate both the attitude and the skills of our whole squad. We
can’t wait to see his effect on our culture.”
In addition to his extensive sevens career, Kurt’s senior club experience includes 22
appearances for Manawatu, 57 appearances with Taranaki where he went on to score 110
points with the club, 10 appearances with the Highlanders, and most recently made 12
appearances with Hawke’s Bay where he helped the club win the Ranfurly Shield.
“I’m really excited to be joining Old Glory DC.” Said Kurt. “DC is a passionate team who are
motivated to win. I’m looking forward to this new challenge and opportunity to grow.”
Join us in welcoming Kurt to Old Glory DC!