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Russell Knight


Regional Training Coordinator for Wanganui, Manawatu and Wairarapa


Russell has had over thirty years experience and has sheared throughout New Zealand. He also spent fifteen years managing his own run in Whangamata, employing up to twenty-five people. This experience has given him an in-depth awareness of the complexities of managing a large group and the ability to guide people in working resourcefully as a team.

Russell has competed in shearing events throughout his career, winning a number of titles in a range of events. More recently he has shared his skills and experience as a judge, coach and competition organiser in local and nationwide events.

Russell enjoys using the knowledge and expertise he has developed over the years to help those new to the industry. He feels it is important to focus on building relationships with new trainees in order to support them in achieving their goals as their careers progress. It is rewarding for him to see the next generation of shearers coming through and embracing both new developments and the experience of those who have been in the industry for some time.


Shearing Judge
Competitive Shearing Coach