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Plenty of new role opportunities at Wales Rugby League

29th January 2018, 12:07

Plenty of new role opportunities at Wales Rugby League

Following a review and restructure of the Wales Rugby League representative programs, several exciting volunteer opportunities are now available.

 

The main changes to the programs at international level see Wales under 18s replaced by Wales under 19s bringing it in line with the bi-annual RLEF European Championships and following an interim period, the appointment of all national side personnel will be for a four year period.

The Student and Wheelchair sides are to be built around a complete World Cup cycle and the under 19s around a two year European Championship cycle, with the under 16s and Dragonhearts appointments the following to ensure that there are representative coaching and management opportunities are available at least every two years - Students and Wheelchair in Dec 2021, 2025 etc, U19s in Dec 2020, 2024 etc with U16s and Dragonhearts in Dec 2019, 2023 etc).

Each team will see now see a designated Commercial Manager, responsible for maximising revenue into the program by liaising with new and existing partners, and a Media Officer, who will be responsible for reaching the largest audience possible for the side through social media and contacts in the local, national and trade press.

Origin undergoes a restructure as well with the selection boundaries being moved from the players club to the players home address, increasing the intensity of these games by creating a proper mate v mate feel akin to the Australian State of Origin. The under 15s Origin program will see one assistant coach from the Wales under 16s program take up post as head coach of both East Wales and another at the helm of West Wales. Under 17s Origin falls by the wayside with regional representative opportunities for players of this age now coming by means of South & West Wales Development u16s or the South Wales Academy at Coleg y Cymoedd.

The Dragonhearts and Senior Origin follows a similar structure although the addition of the North Wales Origin side, which will be capped for the first time in 2018, adds an exciting new dimension.

The head coach will be neutral of the Origin programme but the two assistant coaches and the team manager will be one each from the East, West and North coaching/management teams, whilst the four year cycle will allow them to put their own stamp on the programme and plan tours and fixtures accordingly. Eligibility will be tightened up meaning players must have played a minimum of three community club games, one origin fixture and no professional games that season.

As a result of these changes the following representative voluntary staff opportunities are now available:

Wales under 16s – posts ending December 2019

  • Media Officer
  • Commercial Manager

Wales under 19s – posts ending December 2020

  • Head Coach
  • Assistant Coach
  • Team Manager
  • Media Officer
  • Commercial Manager

Wales Dragonhearts – posts ending December 2019

  • Head Coach
  • Assistant Coach x2 – linked to senior origin
  • Team Manager – linked to senior origin
  • Media Officer
  • Commercial Manager

Wales Students – posts ending December 2021

  • Team Manager
  • Head Coach 
  • Assistant Coach
  • Media Officer
  • Commercial Manager

Wales Wheelchair – posts ending December 2021

  • Team Manager
  • Media Officer
  • Commercial Manager

 

Applications are welcomed from people in both the community and professional games and can be made by sending a CV and covering letter to Rob.Davies@WalesRugbyLeague.co.uk no later than 9am Monday 19th February, Job descriptions for all the roles can be found below.

 

WALES REP TEAM MANAGER

WALES REP MEDIA OFFICER

WALES REP HEAD COACH

WALES REP ASSISTANT COACH