Carla Hohepa

A 29-test Black Fern, Hohepa was part of the 2017 Women's Rugby World Cup winning squad. She has been a staple player for the Chiefs Manawa team in recent years but in 2024 stepped off the field into an assistant coaching role instead.

In 2023 Hohepa committed to shifting into coaching, assisting the Waikato Women’s Sevens side and the Waikato FPC team. She was also part of the Ako Wāhine Performance Coaching programme to further develop her skills.