NOMINATIONS DUE MONDAY
NZRL is seeking applications for board directors on behalf of an
independent appointments panel that manages the recruitment process
across the country's seven administrative zones.
All board positions are for a term of three years.
Rugby league is a sport for all New Zealanders, played at the
grassroots and on the international stage.
The sport is "more than just a game" - it is part of the social
fabric of our country, and has a critical role in developing young
men and women in some of our most "at risk" communities.
The game's domestic governance model is based on seven
The independent appointments panel is charged with ensuring the
zone boards have collective skills and experience in commerce,
finance and marketing. Board members will also need to have
effective decision-making skills, well-developed
relationship-management skills and sound judgement.
The boards are responsible for ensuring sound governance
practices and processes, and setting clear goals and measurable
targets within the sport of rugby league in New Zealand.
Applications forms can be downloaded here.
All applications will be treated in strict confidence and must
include a CV, covering letter and a completed application form.
Applications close 5pm, Monday, March 9.
LAST DAY TO APPLY
New Zealand Rugby League is seeking suitably qualified coaches,
managers and trainers for the NZ 16s, NZ 18s and the Kiwi Ferns
These positions will a fixed-term basis and will be finalised
with the successful candidates.
The women have been locked in for an Anzac Test curtainraiser in
Brisbane on May 1, the 18s will face Australian Schools in October,
but no fixtures have been confirmed for the 16s yet.
The coaches will prepare individuals and the team for their best
possible performance for the duration of their campaign. To perform
these roles successfully, the coaches must perform all requirements
in these job descriptions to a high standard.
The head coach, supported by their assistant
coach, has overall responsibility for implementing NZRL
philosophies with regard to development and playing of rugby league
by the players he/she is allocated.
Complimenting this, the successful individuals will have sound
processes around talent ID, developing an athlete-centred
environment and team management.
The head coach has a key leadership and mentoring role for the
team, having a significant impact on player development, player
motivation and overall playing performance of the team.
The head coach will demonstrate the ability to effectively lead
and manage individuals, team and staff, while meeting the desired
outcomes set out in this job description.
Assistant coaches must also have sound
processes around talent ID, developing team culture and working in
a team environment. They must demonstrate leadership throughout the
tenure of their appointment and be a mentor for the athletes when
The ability to effectively lead and manage individuals, and meet
the targets set in conjunction with the head coach and NZRL is
essential to the success of this assistant's role.
They must be able to compliment the vision and objectives of the
head coach, utilising their coaching skills, leadership and
experience where applicable.
Due to the nature of these teams, the coaches must have the
ability to travel nationally and internationally.
The team manager provides support to the
coaches and trainer by attending to all administration matters
relating to the team and its players.
The manager will be the key person responsible for liaising
between the team and NZRL. They will accurately manage all
financial and logistical requirements for the team by strictly
following NZRL financial/ travel policy and practices.
There is an expectation that the team manager will provide a
detailed review at the end of the campaign/ tour in a timely
All members of the management team will be role model for the
players and other management staff. All management staff will
adhere to the NZRL pledge and live these values.
The successful applicant must be able to travel and will need a
current NZ driver's licence and have a mobile phone for
Team trainers have responsibilities for
developing and implementing programmes to ensure the players
possess the physical fitness and well-being to reduce the risk of
injury and to deliver the coaches game plan
The trainer must show a duty of care towards the
players under their charge in terms of lifestyle, nutrition,
training and injury prevention. The role will involve mentoring
players on making quality choices in terms of nutrition, training
and general lifestyle decisions relating to their playing careers
Team trainers need to be able to tailor their programmes to
reflect the age and ability of the players they are training.
Applications should be emailed to email@example.com by 5pm on
Friday, March 6, 2015.
NB: Candidates will be shortlisted by March 9, with interviews
to be held from Friday, March 13 in Auckland.
NZRL is a proven performer on the world stage and as a community
leader dedicated to affecting social change within our community
Our vision: Te Iwi Kiwi - build a stronger family, community
Our mission: To serve & lead our people to success through
rugby league "more than just a game"
Our Values: Integrity, respect, leadership, courage, passion
National Team Head Coach Postion Description
National Team Assistant Coach Position Description
National Team Manager Position Description
National Team Trainer Position Description
TWO MORE DAYS TO REGISTER
Planning your trip to England for the NZ Kiwis tour in November?
Pre-sales for the three tests open in a week's time for just two
To secure the best seats, register online here this
On Sunday (UK time), you'll receive exclusive detals of kick-off
times and ticket prices via email.
The next day, you'll have the chance to claim your seats before
Public ticket sales begin on Wednesday, March 11.
NZ Rugby league would like to thank partners Pirtek,
BLK and Rivera for their support of the NZ Kiwis
Experienced homegrown coach Brent Gemmell has been appointed as
NZ Rugby League high performance general manager, beginning
Gemmell is probably best known for guiding the Junior Kiwis to
an emotional 15-14 victory over Australia last October.
But he has a long and distinguished coaching history that also
includes stints with NZ Residents, Auckland Vulcans in NSW Cup,
four national titles with Auckland Pride/Lions and two Fox Memorial
titles with Auckland powerhouse club Mt Albert.
His considerable experience coaching at age-group level has also
seen him play a hand in guiding some of New Zealand's leading
players through their early careers.
But his contributions to the national high performance programme
have not been confined to his sideline achievements. Gemmell has
been part of the NZRL advisory committee, and has also lectured
Auckland Level 2 and senior club coaches on the importance of
communication for the past seven years.
He steps down from a position as national investment and
business investment manager with DB Breweries, taking up a role
left vacant when former Kiwi Tony Iro became assistant coach with
the Vodafone Warriors late last year.
"This is a key appointment in our organisation in terms of
representing our core values and guiding some of our
highest-profile programmes," says NZRL chief executive Phil
"We were looking for someone that was respected in the New
Zealand rugby league and we believe we've found him.
"Brent has already been a major contributor to our
representative programmes in recent years and will bring that
valuable insight into this new challenge."
Gemmell will be responsible for managing the NZ Kiwis and Kiwi
Ferns programmes, but also overseeing all other national teams and
"After several years in the corporate world of sales leadership,
and a lifetime of playing and coaching rugby league, I feel
extremely privileged to have been awarded this role as high
performance general manager for NZRL," he says.
"I bring a genuine passion for rugby league and experience in
the high performance environment, which will serve me well in the
Gemmell will step away from his existing role with the Junior
Kiwis coach for their trans-Tasman encounter on the Gold Coast, May
2, and one of his first tasks in his new job will be to find a
He will take office on Monday, April 13.
Phil Lutton, Sydney Morning Herald
Adam Blair stands convinced the past few years have made him a
better man. Now he is determined to become a better player, one
that even surpasses the damaging ball-runner that took the game by
storm in Melbourne.
Now 28 and just days out from his debut for the Brisbane
Broncos, Blair insists his career remains on an upward incline and
feels that not only can he regain his best form under the guidance
of Wayne Bennett, but take it to fresh heights.
You need to go some way through the NRL back catalogue to see
what Blair brings to the table, although his performances on the
international stage for the NZ Kiwis have always been full of
spirit and soul.
He was infamously dubbed as one of the great busts in three
seasons at the Wests Tigers (71 games), while former Bronco Gorden
Tallis lashed him on radio, saying he was delivering far less than
those on half his salary.
Even worse was the suggestion that he wasn't trying hard enough.
Failure to "put in" might just be rugby league's greatest on-field
NZ Kiwis in NRL action this week are
Brisbane Broncos v South Sydney Rabbitohs
Thursday, March 5, Brisbane
Broncos - Adam Blair, Alex Glenn
Rabbitohs - Issac Luke
Parramatta Eels v Manly Sea Eagles
Friday, March 6, Parramatta
Sea Eagles - Peta Hiku, Kieran Foran
Newcastle Knights v NZ Warriors
Saturday, March 7, Newcastle
Knights - Jeremy Smith, David Fa'alogo
Warriors - Manu Vatuvei, Shaun Johnson, Thomas Leuluai, Ben
Matulino, Bodene Thompson, Simon Mannering, Ben Henry, Suiaia
Gold Coast Titans v Wests Tigers
Saturday, March 7, Gold Coast
Titans - Josh Hoffman
Tigers - Dene Halatau, Marty Taupau
North Queensland Cowboys v Sydney
Saturday, March 7, North Queensland
Cowboys - Jason Taumalolo
Roosters - Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, Shaun Kenny-Dowall, Jared
Waerea-Hargreaves, Sam Moa
Penrith Panthers v Canterbury Bulldogs
Sunday, March 8, Penrith
Panthers - Dean Whare, Sam McKendry, Sika manu, Lewis Brown,
Bulldogs - Sam Perrett, Greg Eastwood, Sam Kasiano, Frank
Cronulla Sharks v Canberra Raiders
Sunday, March 8, Cronulla
Sharks - Sosaia Feki, Gerard Beale
Raiders - Frank-Paul Nu'uausala
St George Illawarra Dragons v Melbourne
Monday, March 9, St George
Dragons - Jason Nightingale, Benji Marshall
Storm - Jesse Bromwich, Kevin Proctor, Tohu Harris