It's time to have your say as a coach in our rugby league
The NZRL coaching and development department has created a quick
and easy survey to gauge what our community coaches feel they need
to further their development and understanding of what it takes to
be a rugby league coach.
The survey also gives community coaches a chance to highlight
what you think we've done well and where you feel we could make
improvements to the coaching structure.
Looking forward to what we predict the game will look like in
five years' time, it is important that we seek accurate feedback
from you to ensure we are able to top up your already expanding
coaching tool box.
The survey is only 10 questions long and most of those are multi
choice, so it won't take up too much of your time and it is
Fill out our online survey form here - the
deadline is March 4.
NZRL coaching manager
Don Wright, Southland Times
Former president Frances Wharepapa, the only woman to have been
honoured with life membership of the club and a committee member
for the last 20 years, is the love and life of Southland's most
recently successful rugby league club He Tauaa.
She is also the Southland Times Legend of Sport this week.
Frances is living proof that her favourite sport is not solely a
men's domain and is proud to be manager of the He Tauaa senior team
which has won the last two Southland championships.
Needless to say, she is a familiar figure on the touchlines on
Sunday club days during winter.
With her clipboard and stat sheets in hand she plays a big part
in compiling vital player statistics that later form the basis of
feature end-of-season awards for tackler and player of the day.
LAST WEEK TO APPLY
New Zealand Rugby League is seeking suitably qualified coaches,
managers and trainers for the NZ 16s, NZ 18s and the Kiwi Ferns
These positions will a fixed-term basis and will be finalised
with the successful candidates.
The women have been locked in for an Anzac Test curtainraiser in
Brisbane on May 1, the 18s will face Australian Schools in October,
but no fixtures have been confirmed for the 16s yet.
The coaches will prepare individuals and the team for their best
possible performance for the duration of their campaign. To perform
these roles successfully, the coaches must perform all requirements
in these job descriptions to a high standard.
The head coach, supported by their assistant
coach, has overall responsibility for implementing NZRL
philosophies with regard to development and playing of rugby league
by the players he/she is allocated.
Complimenting this, the successful individuals will have sound
processes around talent ID, developing an athlete-centred
environment and team management.
The head coach has a key leadership and mentoring role for the
team, having a significant impact on player development, player
motivation and overall playing performance of the team.
The head coach will demonstrate the ability to effectively lead
and manage individuals, team and staff, while meeting the desired
outcomes set out in this job description.
Assistant coaches must also have sound
processes around talent ID, developing team culture and working in
a team environment. They must demonstrate leadership throughout the
tenure of their appointment and be a mentor for the athletes when
The ability to effectively lead and manage individuals, and meet
the targets set in conjunction with the head coach and NZRL is
essential to the success of this assistant's role.
They must be able to compliment the vision and objectives of the
head coach, utilising their coaching skills, leadership and
experience where applicable.
Due to the nature of these teams, the coaches must have the
ability to travel nationally and internationally.
The team manager provides support to the
coaches and trainer by attending to all administration matters
relating to the team and its players.
The manager will be the key person responsible for liaising
between the team and NZRL. They will accurately manage all
financial and logistical requirements for the team by strictly
following NZRL financial/ travel policy and practices.
There is an expectation that the team manager will provide a
detailed review at the end of the campaign/ tour in a timely
All members of the management team will be role model for the
players and other management staff. All management staff will
adhere to the NZRL pledge and live these values.
The successful applicant must be able to travel and will need a
current NZ driver's licence and have a mobile phone for
Team trainers have responsibilities for
developing and implementing programmes to ensure the players
possess the physical fitness and well-being to reduce the risk of
injury and to deliver the coaches game plan
The trainer must show a duty of care towards the
players under their charge in terms of lifestyle, nutrition,
training and injury prevention. The role will involve mentoring
players on making quality choices in terms of nutrition, training
and general lifestyle decisions relating to their playing careers
Team trainers need to be able to tailor their programmes to
reflect the age and ability of the players they are training.
Applications should be emailed to email@example.com by 5pm on
Friday, March 6, 2015.
NB: Candidates will be shortlisted by March 9, with interviews
to be held from Friday, March 13 in Auckland.
NZRL is a proven performer on the world stage and as a community
leader dedicated to affecting social change within our community
Our vision: Te Iwi Kiwi - build a stronger family, community
Our mission: To serve & lead our people to success through
rugby league "more than just a game"
Our Values: Integrity, respect, leadership, courage, passion
National Team Head Coach Postion Description
National Team Assistant Coach Position Description
National Team Manager Position Description
National Team Trainer Position Description
Planning your trip to England for the NZ Kiwis tour in November?
Pre-sales for the three tests open in a week's time for just two
To secure the best seats, register online here this
On Sunday (UK time), you'll receive exclusive detals of kick-off
times and ticket prices via email.
The next day, you'll have the chance to claim your seats before
Public ticket sales begin on Wednesday, March 11.
NZ Rugby league would like to thank partners Pirtek,
BLK and Rivera for their support of the NZ Kiwis
Logan Savory, Southland Times
Southland District Rugby League and Touch Southland have teamed
up to deliver their sports into primary schools in Southland.
The two sports organisations have linked to share a development
The development officer will spend the summer months delivering
touch into primary schools and rugby league in the winter
Southland District Rugby League chairwoman Cheryl Officer said
it made sense for the two sports organisations to work