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Rugby Academy Manager position

9 October 2017 at 12.00pm

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Are you passionate about Player Development and Talent Identification?

Do you want to work for a vibrant organisation and be instrumental in making the Waikato Rugby Union the “Provincial Rugby Union of Choice”?

We are currently looking for someone with excellent relationship building skills and a passion for the development of young rugby players to fill the vacant Rugby Academy Manager position.

You will be responsible for developing and implementing best practice programmes, and provide opportunities for the Academy players to ensure they are developing a wide range of skills. You will coordinate a mentor programme and provide a solid support structure and welfare programme for the players. Positive relationships with representative and club coaches/managers, as well as with NZ Rugby are required. 

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills together with the ability to relate to a wide range of people are pre-requisites. Ideally you will come from a high-performance rugby background and have experience in the identification and development of young rugby players. You will have an understanding of the 6 pillars of development and will be able to add value and enhance players consistent with the organisation’s values.

This is an exciting opportunity if you are enthusiastic and wanting to experience working in a successful organisation with a proud legacy and contribute to its continued success.

Please forward you application to Louise Dewar at

Applications close 23rd October 2017