ANGUS McDonald is hoping to further increase participation in Dubbo and regions in the far west are being named as a Development Officer for the area.
The position is one of roughly 20 nationwide to ensure children continue to receive exposure to the sport as well as the chance to take part in training and game situations.
McDonald is an accomplished coach who mentored the Dubbo Kangaroos' first grade squad in the past.
"There's plenty of opportunities and it's exciting for rugby in the area and I'm really looking forward to getting out and about, going to schools and spreading the word," he said.
"Coaching adults is different to coaching kids and it's something I've had to work on, the transition from teenagers to adults but I love it and am passionate about it and want to see more kids playing the game and enjoying the sportsmanship and that side of it."
McDonald was assisting the running of the Western Primary Schools Sevens competition on Thursday, where a number of the region's most exciting young players were in action.
The day featured players from Dubbo, Wellington and Narromine, all who showcased some of the promising talent McDonald was keen to harness.
He said the excitement around the sport following Australia's run to the final of last year's World Cup has meant interest in the sport is at a real high.
McDonald, NSW Rugby and the Australian Rugby Union are keen to make the most of that and get out to as many areas as they can.
"All across Australia I think there are 21 (new development officer) positions and after the World Cup and how well Australia went the grassroots is fantastic," he said, before speaking about where else he wants to visit.
"Out west is where Mark (Debrincat) and I are trying to build some things and try some news things and see what works and get into schools.
"We have a few programs we run through schools and to see the transformation then across to junior clubs is fantastic."
McDonald described the far west region of the state as untapped in terms of rugby.
He also stated the sport is "a game for all shapes and sizes" and something anyone could get involved with once they gave it a go.