Position: Director, Akarana Rugby League
Location: Auckland | Tamaki Makaurau
Kō wai mātou |About us
Akarana Rugby League (ARL) is an Incorporated Society responsible for the sport in one of two zones in the Auckland region. It is responsible for pathways, representative teams and ensuring coaches, managers, trainers, refs and volunteers are supported.
Akarana has local and representative competition, masters, premier and junior teams and 22 clubs. Akarana are seeking to appoint two directors, which will see the board at 6 members. One director retiring and one vacant position.
Akarana has in place a general manager based in Auckland
Hei whakahere | What we offer
Appointment term: the term is four years with the possibility of reappointment, subject to effective performance and rotation, up to a maximum of two terms.
Location: to ensure regional connection it is desirable for the director to live in the Auckland area.
Commitment: Board meetings are held monthly except January, start around 3.30 and end by 5pm. Virtual meetings, AGM and events supporting the development of the sport Akarana are expected.
The role is voluntary but could be a stepping-stone to the national board or a host of other governance opportunities.
It is important the successful candidate has the time available to undertake the role effectively, taking note of the director’s duty to act with due care, diligence and skill in the best interests of ARL.
He korero mōu | About you
We are looking for:

  1. Strong community development links and network
  2. Marketing focus, within a modest budget
  3. Desire to build the sport in the region
  4. Diversity and inclusion is a focus
    The last three years have seen our women’s game grow exponentially with numbers doubling to now represent 12% of the rugby league playing population. We envisage this momentum continuing in the years to come.
    Akarana will be interviewing in July 2021 with a full induction and governance training programme for
    the preferred candidates.
    To apply please send your CV to:
    ✓ Susan Huria, Chair Board Appointment Panel
    [email protected]
    ✓ Phone 021 962 704
    Applications close 9 July 2021