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Club Coaching Officer - Kowloon RFC

Job summary

The HKRU Club Coaching Officer will work closely with the Kowloon Chairman and HKRU General Manager (Performance) to ensure Performance Coaching is delivered within the Club & HKRU player and coach development frameworks. Oversee the coaching within the club to enhance alignment and high performance for all teams and provide tactical and technical support services to identified players.

Kowloon - Roles & Responsibilities

• Manage overall coaching programme for the Kowloon Senior Performance Rugby section - Men’s Premiership, Men’s Premiership A and Women’s Premiership

• Plan, implement and lead the coaching programme for the Men's Performance teams, including Head Coach of the Men’s Premiership team and assisting the coaches/coaching of the Men’s Premiership A team. This includes development of appropriate annual training programmes, covering pre-season as well as competitive season programmes

• Commit and understand the playing philosophy of Kowloon to provide a free flowing game.

• Provide a clear positional depth, player progression and succession plan for Kowloon.

• Assist with the identification and recruitment of top talent players who can play for the Men’s Premiership, in collaboration with the DOR.

• To work closely with the Women's Premiership Head coach, collaborate training ideas & drive the Premiership culture and performance within the teams

• To oversee the Kowloon coaching strategy and growth to enhance all our rugby coaches and pathway programs.

• To strengthen and solidify the pathway between the Club’s community and performance teams in areas of coaching, style of play and player transition (both directions)

• Contribute and be involved in community programs engagement through our partnerships with feeder clubs and schools.

• Support development through contributing to upskilling/workshops aimed at developing other coaches in the rugby section in collaboration with the DOR

• Day to day management and coordination of coaches and volunteers to assist with delivery of programmes, in collaboration with the DOR.

HKRU Performance & Representative Coaching - Roles & Responsibilities

• To provide specialised skill development, coaching and analysis to the HKRU Performance Players Programmes e.g. Academy, Performance Programme, Representative teams.

• Lead or support the planning for Representative campaigns as agreed with General Manager Rugby Performance.

• To enhance the delivery of all performance programmes within the HKRU as agreed with the General Manager Rugby Performance.

• To formulate a ‘Return to HK’ project within the club in alignment with the HKRU performance department.

• To attend regular HKRU CCO and Representative planning, reviews and upskill coaching sessions.

• Attend monthly HKRU staff meetings (as required).

• To assist in liaison between Referee Manager and the clubs with regards referee feedback, law training, and disciplinary issues and to meet with Referee Manager on a regular and ongoing basis to facilitate the above.

• There will be occasional requirements to assist with major events and tournaments, for which time off in lieu will be given.

• Representative Team Programmes and Coach Education.

Your Profile

• Bachelors Degree level qualification

• World Rugby Level 3 coach (with a high level of technical and tactical expertise)

• Significant coaching experience at professional/performance and development levels with proven high level rugby coaching experience and success

• You must have excellent organisational and time management skills and have the ability to work under pressure

• You should have an understanding of player Talent Identification and demonstrate an understanding of how to engage and transition youth and development players into Senior Performance Rugby

• Willing and able to work flexible hours

• Experience working in an amateur and semi-professional player environment

Salary offered will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Please apply with full C.V. with detailed last salary, expected salary and available date of commencement if you were offered the position to Human Resources Department, Hong Kong Rugby Union, Room 2001, Olympic House, 1 Stadium Path, So Kon Po, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong or by email [email protected] on or before 23rd May 2023.

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