Friday 3 May 2024


Position: Director, Wellington Rugby League Zone of NZRL

Location: Wellington Region.


Kō wai mātou |About us

Wellington Rugby League (WRL) is the Regional Sporting Organisation (RSO) charged with leading,

developing, promoting and fostering Rugby League and modified Rugby League, such as TAG, in

Wellington. WRL has built a strong and loyal following across the Wellington region and has been

through a period of growth over the last four years.

As an organisation WRL plays an important role within the community by delivering on its Strategic

Plan, WRL continues to build on its rich history and create a sustainable future for the game.

We are looking for people who are passionate about making a difference and enjoy working as part of a governance team on a Board. Our Strategy gives us our direction and our Values lead us.


Our vision is to: Enhance the mana and hauora of our people

Our mission is to: To bring our communities together through Rugby League

Our Values:

Whanaungatanga: Relationships matter

Manaakitanga: We serve and look after our people

Whakakaha: We never give up

Whakamahi: We work hard

Whakapono: We act with integrity

WRL has in place an experienced management team of four including the Chief Executive. The staff of WRL are based at Pelorus Trust Sports House in Lower Hutt.

WRL is seeking to appoint four directors due to rotation and retirements, which will see the board at seven members.


Hei whakahere | What we offer.

Appointment term: the term is a maximum of four years with the possibility of re-appointment, subject to effective performance and rotation, up to a maximum of two terms. The Constitution requires a third of the Board to retire by rotation every year.

Location: To ensure regional connection it is highly desirable for the director to live in the area.

Commitment: Board meetings are held on the fourth Monday of each month and they are a mix of virtual and in person meetings. It is expected that every Board member join one of the three permanent Board sub committees and this will require a minimum commitment of 5-10 hours a week. In addition, AGM and events supporting the development of the sport in the Greater Wellington region are expected.

The role is voluntary but should be considered a stepping-stone to a host of other governance opportunities. Importantly the role is an opportunity to directly influence our Rugby League communities and the positive outcomes that active recreation brings. This role requires a high commitment to the kaupapa of WRL.

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 WRL.


He korero mōu | About you

We are looking for:

1. Experience in commercial matters and a strong association with potential commercial partners.

2. Financial acumen.

3. Proven track record in governance

4. High Performance and Pathways experience of Sports Leadership experience.

5. A commitment to and understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

6. Desire to build Rugby League to meet the needs of our current and future stakeholders – a genuine ‘customer’ and ‘stakeholder’ focus.

7. Gender diversity and inclusion are a focus.


WRL will be shortlisting for interviews to be held towards the end of May 2024 with an induction for the preferred candidates.

To apply for this role please do so at:

For further information contact Jane Moore at New Zealand Rugby League at

Applications close at 5:00pm on Friday 17 May 2024.