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New Zealand Rugby League is seeking suitably qualified coaches, managers and trainers for the NZ 16s, NZ 18s and the Kiwi Ferns women.

These positions will a fixed-term basis and will be finalised with the successful candidates.

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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 required.

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 manner.

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 communication purposes.

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 and beyond.

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 admin@nzrl.co.nz 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 through sport.

Our vision: Te Iwi Kiwi - build a stronger family, community & game

Our mission: To serve & lead our people to success through rugby league "more than just a game"

Our Values: Integrity, respect, leadership, courage, passion

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National Team Manager Position Description

National Team Trainer 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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