JOB TITLE: NZRL Aotearoa Whaanui 16s Boys Manager


HOURS OF WORK: This is a voluntary role that requires a commitment of some weekend work and a camp for the campaign.

APPOINTMENT TERM: One (1) year plus an additional one (1) year pending campaign review.

REPORT TO: National Coach Development Manger



New Zealand Rugby League:


Rugby league has played a significant part in New Zealand sport for over 100 years. Formed in 1910, New Zealand Rugby League (NZRL) is the governing body for the sport of rugby league in New Zealand. With a commitment to growing the game, they provide aspirational experiences and opportunities for players to participate in rugby league. The NZRL Aotearoa Whaanui 16s Boys representative team contributes to the player pathway, which leads to and includes the SG Ball, NSW Cup, Queensland Cup and NZRL Kiwi’s.


The successful candidate will be appointed in the Managers role and reports to the team Head Coach.


New Zealand Rugby League goals:


  • Rugby league enjoyed by more people
  • A financially sustainable NZ Game
  • Women’s game thriving and enhanced opportunities for women in the game
  • Kiwis and Kiwi Ferns inspirational & aspirational
  • NZRL to be a model modern sports organisation


Through our “More Than A Game” philosophy, NZRL aspires to transform lives and community wellbeing through Rugby League.


Underpinning this philosophy is The Kiwi Way. 

We are diverse, we call New Zealand home and therefore, we are all Kiwis.

We are inclusive, respectful and humble

We are responsible

We are innovative and courageous

We are family first






The Team Manager will be the key person responsible for liaising between the team and NZRL. As part of the management team, you will be a role model for the players and other management staff members. There is an expectation that all management staff will adhere to the NZRL Kiwi Way philosophies




  • The NZRL Aotearoa Whaanui 16’s Boys team will be selected from the NZRL National Youth Tournament (from players that have registered and played at the NZRL National Youth Toruanemt ).
  • The NZRL Aotearoa Whaanui 16s Boys will play an ARL 16s representative team


Campaign dates:

20th Oct- – 23rd Oct 2023


Fixture date:

Monday 23rd October 2023; Bruce Pulman Park (Auckland)


Key Responsibilities:


  • Key logistical contact for team with the NZRL High-Performance and Coaching and Development team
  • Maintain a current list of players in the squad along with appropriate contact details and health/emergency information
  • Manage all travel, accommodation, apparel and meal requirements for the team
  • Account for and manage all campaign financial matters
  • Assist team management in any reasonable manner to ensure the smooth operation of the team/campaign and match day
  • Where appropriate, receive and return team equipment and uniforms to NZRL after the campaign
  • Co-ordinate the team photo with the designated photographer providing full names spelt correctly




Skills and Qualifications:


  • Holds a current and valid NZRL Level 1 Manager’s certificate
  • Experience in managing women or girls is preferable but not necessary
  • NZRL Zone 17s or Premier club level experience preferred
  • A minimum of 3 years experience in a relevant role
  • The ability to plan and prioritise their own tasks and activities
  • Strong communication and organisation skills
  • Leadership and diplomacy skills




Planning and Reporting:


  • Prepare Report in NZRL prescribed format to be completed within the agreed deadline
  • Assessment of the suitability of suppliers used for Team needs in terms of cost versus quality


Personal Attributes:

  • Shows initiative and determination to finish all duties and specified tasks
  • Highly motivated and determined to achieve any given task and/or challenges that may be faced
  • Flexible and understanding of different cultures and backgrounds when dealing with people
  • Have a ‘can do attitude to all tasks and challenges
  • Be honest in all dealings


Application process: To register your interest for the above position, please email your Coaching C.V and Cover Letter to the National Coach Development Manager (Dan Keepa) no later than EOB Monday 25th September 2023