JOB TITLE: NZRL Secondary School Girls 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: Head of Womens Rugby League and the Head Coach



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 female game, providing positive experiences and opportunities for female youth players to participate in rugby league. The New Zealand Secondary Schools and New Zealand Resident 18’s Girls representative teams contribute to the female pathway, which leads to and includes the NRLW and NZRL Kiwi Ferns.


The successful candidate will be appointed in the role of NZRL Secondary School Girls team Manager.


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 the 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 philosophy.




  • The NZ Secondary School Girls team will be selected from the NZRL Secondary School Girls (from schools that officially registered for the NZRL National Secondary Schools).
  • The NZRL Secondary School Girls will play the NZRL Clubs Young Female team


Team Selection dates

30th August – 3rd September 2022– Rotorua

Campaign dates:

Date Friday 21st October – 24th October

Venue – QBE Stadium – North Harbour


Key Responsibilities:


  • Key logistical contact for the team with the NZRL Football/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:


  • Assessment of the suitability of suppliers used for Team needs in terms of cost versus quality
  • Complete a campaign report in NZRL prescribed format within the agreed deadline



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 interest for the above position, please email your team management C.V and a Cover Letter to the Head of Womens Rugby League (Luisa Avaiki) LAvaiki@nzrl.co.nz  no later than EOB Friday 23rd September 2022 (The successful coaching staff will be required to undergo the NZRL Police Vetting protocols)