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Vacancy: Development Coach For National Womens 7s Programme

16th April 2013 By Munster Rugby

With support from the Irish Sports Council, the IRFU have made the decision to commit to a Women’s Sevens Programme with the express goal of qualifying for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

With support from the Irish Sports Council, the IRFU have made the decision to commit to a Women’s Sevens Programme with the express goal of qualifying for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

In addition to qualification for the Rio games, the strategic aims of the new IRFU Olympic Sevens programme are to:
– Raise the profile of Irish female team sport
– Increase female participation in the game of rugby
– Position rugby as the sport of choice for young women

To assist with achieving the above objectives, the IRFU is seeking applications for the role of Development Coach. The purpose of the role is to ensure that a Development Squad of potential international seven players are identified, assessed and provided with camp and daily training environment opportunities to reach the standard of Olympic class player within 2-3 years (and thus progress into the National Squad).

Where directed, the individual will also assist the National Coach with required Tournament preparation, squad sessions and skills clinics.

Assist the Sevens Head Coach in the Management & implementation of the Irish Women's Rugby Seven Programme.
Head Coach for the Irish Women's Emerging Seven Squad.

Reporting to
Head Coach, Irish Women's Rugby Sevens Programme.

Efficiently & effectively prepare & manage the Emerging Sevens squad & support staff for competitions.
Producing Players through a long-term player succession programme for the Development & Senior Sevens Squads.
Assist in the implementation of an effective & efficient Rugby 7s Development & Performance Programme.

i. Emerging Sevens Team Coach
Prepare & co-Select the Emerging Senior Squad
Lead Emerging Squad Support staff at training & competition
Generate Performance Analysis for team & individual players (Emerging squad)'
ii. Assist Regional skills coaches in their practical sessions
iii. Assisting with the Management & implementation of the 7s Development Programme – focusing mainly (not exclusively) on development and TID players
iv. Undertake hands-on practical coaching sessions with Regional & National players
v. Assist with Monitoring of the programme, players, resources and staff
vi. As required, generate reports for the Head Coach on the programme, staff and players
vii. Contribute to developing & updating of Technical IT Platform to facilitate information sharing with support staff & players

Desired Characteristics
Proven Organizational, Planning & Management skills
High Level of rugby technical knowledge (with desired Sevens Rugby or coaching experience)
Self-motivated & independent worker
Ability to work independently and in a collective team
Considerate & respectful of women in sport (experience of women's rugby desirable)
A precise, reflective, innovative and solution-focused person
Competent IT skills
Competent presentation, delivery & communication skills

Candidates who satisfy the above criteria are invited to apply providing a covering letter and CV outlining their coaching experience and suitability for the role.

All applications should be sent to recruitment@irfu.ie by 5pm Friday 26th April 2013.

In the first instance the appointment iwill be a 2 year contract, with annual review. The place of employment will be Dublin.


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