Bill Kells

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Bill Kells
Personal information
Full name William Robert Kells
Born New Zealand
Playing information
Position Stand-off
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Ngaruwahia (WRL)
1983–1984 Bradford Northern
Total 0 0 0 0 0
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1980 New Zealand
1984–19?? Northern Districts
Source: RLP

William Robert "Bill" Kells[1] is a New Zealand former rugby league player and coach who represented his country.

Playing career[edit]

From the Huntly area, Kells was a Waikato representative and was selected in the New Zealand Kiwis squad in 1980.[2] Kells spent the 1982/83 season with Bradford Northern in England.

Coaching career[edit]

In 1997 and 1998 Kells coached Waikato.[3][4] Waikato won the 1997 National Provincial Competition.

He coached Northern Districts in 2001 against France.[5][6] In 2003 Kells was the co-coach of the Ngaruawahia Panthers in the Waikato Rugby League.[7]


  1. ^ KELLS, WILLIAM ROBERT 1980 - KIWI #560 Archived July 19, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "Huntly's rugby league legends go on parade". Waikato Times. 8 December 2008. Retrieved 20 September 2011. 
  3. ^ New Zealand Rugby League Annual '98, New Zealand Rugby Football League, 1998. p.133
  4. ^ Hemopo to kick Waikato Times, 10 October 1997
  5. ^ Waikato five to play France Waikato Times, 6 June 2001
  6. ^ Jessup, Peter (13 June 2001). "Rugby League: Battle-weary French maintain hectic schedule". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 20 September 2011. 
  7. ^ Waicoa Bay Premiership 2003 Season Preview[permanent dead link], 11 April 2003