About Us


Thank you for your interest in a position with NZ Rugby League. Please click on the link(s) below to find out more about the vacancy including application details and a job description where applicable.


New Zealand Rugby League is searching for a new football and high performance general manager to oversee strategies, initiatives and programmes across the game.nzrl logo

The position, most recently held by former Kiwi Tony Iro, is based at Rugby League House in Auckland. While its most high-profile responsibility is managing the NZ Kiwis programme, the full-time role will also oversee all other national teams and development pathways.

Among the key duties are:

• Owning NZRL high performance plan and initiatives, reviewing and developing appropriate pathways, programmes and structures to position NZRL at the forefront of international elite competition

• Developing and maintaining talent development, player management and support programmes across all elite areas of the game, covering 16s, 18s, Junior Kiwis, Kiwi Ferns and Kiwis

• Managing and leading the NZRL Taurahere and national academy programmes

• In conjunction with the community general manager, developing and delivering the national football calendar to ensure NZRL game, growth and reach objectives are delivered

• Delivering the football content within the annual NZRL football calendar, and all NZRL-run tournaments and competitions, particularly the national secondary schools and youth (15s and 17s) tournaments, and the national premiership

• Convenor of selectors for the Kiwis team and manager of the national selection panel.

• Providing leadership and management to the Kiwis Head Coach and Kiwis management support team, and being the key interface between the team and the NZRL executive

• Leading and driving the "Te Iwi Kiwi" heart/performance standards and cultural values for all national representative teams, particularly the Kiwis

• Representing NZRL high performance at RLIF, NRL, RFL, HP Sport NZ, and any other relevant national and international forums

Salary package is structured to attract high-quality candidates, who must be able to travel throughout New Zealand and internationally on a regular basis.

Please send a one-page cover letter and CV to admin@nzrl.co.nz by 4pm, January 23, 2015.

NZRL Football & High Performance GM Position Description



Upper Central Zone Rugby League and Sport Waikato are seeking a full-time KiwiSport officer, totally committed to enhancing the opportunity for young people to participate in rugby league throughout the Waikato region.upper central web

In summary, the outcomes of this Kiwisport initiative are to:

  1. Increase numbers of young people (5-18 years) participating
  2. Grow ability of towns and communities to provide rugby league opportunities
  3. Identify, recruit and develop local people to help deliver rugby league
  4. Increase the skills and confidence of young people to participate

We invite applications from people who demonstrate:

  • Ability to deliver rugby league programmes that challenge and excite young people
  • Understanding children, their needs and how to meet those needs
  • High levels of organisational, administrative, planning and reporting skills
  • Outstanding communication and networking competencies
  • A track record of making a positive contribution to a team effort
  • Sound understanding of rugby league and its value to children of all abilities, cultures, geographical locations
  • Leadership with ability to recruit and inspire volunteers to take up development opportunities

The position is full time, with some weekend and evening work required.

If you have a passion for rugby league and want to take on the challenge of making a positive impact on our local young people, then we want to hear from you!

A position description and application form is available from www.sportwaikato.org.nz

Please send your cover letter, CV and application form to:

Human Resources, Sport Waikato, PO Box 46, Hamilton 3240.

Email jobs@sportwaikato.org.nz

Applications close 5pm on Wednesday, January 7, 2015.

Sport Waikato KiwiSport Officer PD

Useful Resources:

The role of the board chair
A companion volume to the popular Nine Steps to Effective Governance resource has just been released and is available at www.sportnz.org.nz/chairs.

Arranged in three sections, it covers issues relevant to first time chairs through to experienced practitioners seeking to fine tune their skills. Linked readings and resources are also available on the website.



You can also visit the Notices page here for other notices and event information.