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New Zealand Rugby League is searching for a new football and high performance general manager to oversee strategies, initiatives and programmes across the game.nzrl logo

The position, most recently held by former Kiwi Tony Iro, is based at Rugby League House in Auckland. While its most high-profile responsibility is managing the NZ Kiwis programme, the full-time role will also oversee all other national teams and development pathways.

Among the key duties are:

• Owning NZRL high performance plan and initiatives, reviewing and developing appropriate pathways, programmes and structures to position NZRL at the forefront of international elite competition

• Developing and maintaining talent development, player management and support programmes across all elite areas of the game, covering 16s, 18s, Junior Kiwis, Kiwi Ferns and Kiwis

• Managing and leading the NZRL Taurahere and national academy programmes

• In conjunction with the community general manager, developing and delivering the national football calendar to ensure NZRL game, growth and reach objectives are delivered

• Delivering the football content within the annual NZRL football calendar, and all NZRL-run tournaments and competitions, particularly the national secondary schools and youth (15s and 17s) tournaments, and the national premiership

• Convenor of selectors for the Kiwis team and manager of the national selection panel.

• Providing leadership and management to the Kiwis Head Coach and Kiwis management support team, and being the key interface between the team and the NZRL executive

• Leading and driving the "Te Iwi Kiwi" heart/performance standards and cultural values for all national representative teams, particularly the Kiwis

• Representing NZRL high performance at RLIF, NRL, RFL, HP Sport NZ, and any other relevant national and international forums

Salary package is structured to attract high-quality candidates, who must be able to travel throughout New Zealand and internationally on a regular basis.

Please send a one-page cover letter and CV to admin@nzrl.co.nz by 4pm, January 23, 2015.

NZRL Football & High Performance GM Position Description



Akarana Rugby League is calling for applications for 2015 representative team roles - coaches, managers & trainers for premier men, women 17s & 15s.

Applicants must have or be willing gain the following accreditation before the rep season - Senior Club Coach, NZRL Level 1 Manager & NZRL Level 1 Trainer.

All applications should be addressed to:

Akarana Rugby League

PO Box 12 712, Penrose

Auckland 1642

or email Evelyn Brooker at evelyn@nzrl.co.nz.

Applications should include the applicant's full CV, along with a covering letter.

Applications close Friday, February 27, 2015.



NZ Rugby League's Akarana Zone is seeking applications for independent directors for 2015/16.

Akarana is the regional organisation charged with leading, developing, promoting and fostering rugby league in Auckland Central, North Harbour and Waitakere.

The zone board comprises seven directors, of which three are appointed as independent directors and four are elected directors. The independent appointments panel is seeking applications for two independent directors.

The Panel will assess candidates against a range of criteria including:

  • Clear understanding of governance functions and principles
  • Knowledge of and interest in the development of rugby league
  • Knowledge of how community-based programmes are run
  • Occupational skills that add value to the board business
  • A strong network across the business and/or league community

If you would like to make a difference to rugby league in our community and have the necessary attributes, please complete the attached application here, and send with a full CV and cover letter outlining your suitability for the role to:

Auckland Zone Appointments Panel
PO Box 12712, Penrose
Auckland 1642

Applications close 5pm, Friday, February 20 2015.

Useful Resources:

The role of the board chair
A companion volume to the popular Nine Steps to Effective Governance resource has just been released and is available at www.sportnz.org.nz/chairs.

Arranged in three sections, it covers issues relevant to first time chairs through to experienced practitioners seeking to fine tune their skills. Linked readings and resources are also available on the website.



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