Position:           Appointed Director, Rugby League Northland Zone of NZRL

Location:          Te Tai Tokerau | Tamaki Makaurau

Kō wai mātou |About us

Rugby League is ‘more than a game’, it is part of our nation’s social fabric and has a critical role in developing rangatahi in our communities. Through the ‘more than a game’ philosophy we aspire to transform lives and community wellbeing through rugby league.

Rugby League Northland Zone (RLN) is an Incorporated Society responsible for the sport in the Northland area. It is responsible for club competitions, representative teams and ensuring coaches, managers, trainers, refs and volunteers are supported.

RLN supports local and representative competitions, premier and junior teams, and clubs within the Northland area. RLN also works with schools in the region delivering ‘Leadership through League’, ‘Adam Blair’, ‘Kiwi Tag’, ‘Lightning League (Girls only)’, ‘League 9’s’ and ‘League Festivals’ in primary, intermediate and secondary schools.

RLN are seeking to appoint one director due to a retirement, which will see the board at seven members. A succession plan for the Chair is also in play.

RLN has in place a Community Manager and supporting roles including a Development Manager, a Development Officer and a Competition, Communication and Administration Manager. The supporting roles report to the Community Manager.


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 further terms.


Location: to ensure regional connection it is desirable for the director to live in the north or the Auckland area or have a meaningful connection.


Commitment: Board meetings are held monthly except January, starting at 5.30pm. Virtual meetings, AGM and events supporting the development of the sport in the region are expected.


The role is voluntary but could be a pathway to the national board or 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 RLN.


He korero mōu | About you


We are looking for:

  1. Strong community development links and networks
  2. Can provide an example or examples of community development outcomes they have led
  3. Desire to build the sport in the region
  4. Governance experience (in a sports or voluntary organisation desirable but not preferable)
  5. Financial focus within a modest budget
  6. Strategic and innovative thinker
  7. Diversity and inclusion is a focus
  8. Understanding and appreciation of Te Tiriti o Waitangi


RLN would be shortlisting for interviews in early July.


To apply for this role please do so at www.appointbetterboards.co.nz:

For further information call Jane Moore at New Zealand Rugby League on 021 022 42717


Applications close Friday 24 June 2022.