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SKY SPORT FUTURE WARRIORS

Job title: Sky Sport Future Warriors Coach.  

Appointment term: Fixed term until November 1, 2022.     

Review process: Will receive feedback and assistance from Sky Sport Future Warriors coaching managers during and after the annual programme in November 2022.      

Work hours: Role requires coaching during week-day evenings, weekend game  days and watching talent at various competitions.   

Report to: Sky Sport Future Warriors manager.                                                                          Sky Sport Future Warriors coaching managers.    

Vodafone Warriors: Founded in 1995, the Vodafone Warriors (formerly Auckland Warriors) are a professional rugby league football club based in Auckland, New Zealand. The club competes in the National Rugby League (NRL) premiership.   

Sky Sport Future Warriors: Our vision: “Building great Warriors.”   

Role description:                           

  • The Sky Sport Future Warriors coach will have an opportunity to develop as a high-performance rugby league coach.
  • The coach will be part of a team that will follow our vision, mission and values. 
  • The successful candidate will be responsible for working with the Sky Sport Future Warriors coaching team on and off the field to achieve a standard of excellence to compete in Australian youth competition, enhancing the reputation of our brand.
  • Will have the experience and ability to maximise player performance in all aspects of the game. 
  • In collaboration with the Sky Sport Future Warriors team, the coach will support the development and delivery of the high performance environment with a multi-disciplinary team that provides a best practice programme for players to develop and reach their fullest potential.
  • Will work in partnership with New Zealand Rugby League high performance team and staff in regions across New Zealand to provide guidance and expertise in the identification and development of players in the high performance Sky Sport Future Warriors pathway.  

Key responsibilities:      

  • Management and planning.
  • High-level coaching and organisation skills.  
  • Leadership of staff and players.  
  • Lead player feedback and review process.  
  • Strategic planning.  
  • Support/assist club’s recruitment and pathways programmes.
  • Collaboration with Sky Sport Future Warriors selection.
  • Player development to improve holistic, technical, tactical, physical, psychological and rehabilitation principles.  
  • Help drive Sky Sport Future Warriors culture, standards and expectations.  

Selection criteria:

  • Head coaching experience at a high level.  
  • Demonstrate a high level of rugby league knowledge with specific regard to high performance athlete development, planning and performance technology. 
  • Elite level of understanding of rugby league specific fundamentals, both offence and defence.  
  • Proven ability to create a vision, establish buy-in, execute and drive performance to achieve results.  
  • Proven ability to plan and deliver coaching sessions relative to different individuals.  
  • Strong commitment to professional development of staff and players.  
  • High level of cultural awareness and capability to adapt to a unique environment.  
  • Computer understanding of Excel, PowerPoint, Hudl.  
  • Strong communication skills: Ability to lead large groups, confidently present and technically explain ideas, plans and feedback, ability to work with players, parents, agents.  
  • Positive mindset and ability to proactively seek personal development to become a better coach.  
  • Ability to work well in a team environment, to help solve problems on the run and to be flexible in planning.  
  • Completed NRL/NZRL senior club coach Accreditation Level 2 course or equivalent (or higher)

Application process: 

    To express interest in this role, please email:

  • CV and cover letter to academy@warriors.kiwi
  • (As part of health and safety requirements, applicants are required to undergo police vetting protocols) 

Applications close: Friday, October 1, 2021 (4.00pm).  

 

SKY SPORT FUTURE WARRIORS

Job title: Sky Sport Future Warriors Strength and Conditioning Trainer.  

Appointment term: Fixed term until November 1, 2022.    

Review process: Will receive feedback and assistance from the Sky Sport Future Warriors strength and conditioning manager during and after the annual programme in November 2022.    

Work hours: Role requires commitment on week-day evenings and weekend game days.  

Report to: Sky Sport Future Warriors manager.                                                                          Sky Sport Future Warriors coaching managers.                                                        Sky Sport Future Warriors strength and conditioning manager.   

Vodafone Warriors: Founded in 1995, the Vodafone Warriors (formerly Auckland Warriors) are a professional rugby league football club based in Auckland, New Zealand. The club competes in the National Rugby League (NRL) premiership.   

Sky Sport Future Warriors: Our Vision: “Building great Warriors.”  

Role description:            

  • The Sky Sport Future Warriors strength and conditioning trainer will have an opportunity to develop as a high-performance rugby league trainer and will be part of a team that will follow our vision, mission and values.
  • The successful candidate will be responsible for working with the Sky Sport Future Warriors team on and off the field to achieve a standard of excellence to compete in Australian youth competition, enhancing the reputation of our brand.
  • The strength and conditioning trainer will have the experience and ability to maximise player physical performance in all aspects of the game.  
  • In collaboration with the Sky Sport Future Warriors team, the strength and conditioning trainer will support the development and delivery of the high performance environment with a multi-disciplinary team that provides a best practice programme for players to develop and reach their fullest potential.  

Key responsibilities:                     

  • Work with the Sky Sport Future Warriors strength and conditioning manager to improve performance through developing, implementing and evaluating strength and conditioning programmes for all athletes.
  • Maintain a comprehensive database; testing of athletes; capture of work conducted with athletes and coaches to gain insight which positively affects training; competition decision-making; drives innovative thinking where appropriate to bring new ways of working into the programme.
  • Work closely with all Sky Sport Future Warriors staff on injury prevention and return to play programmes.
  • Maintain and enhance the performance environment.
  • Be comfortable running group training sessions or presenting workshops.
  • Management and planning.
  • Engage and complete player feedback and review templates.
  • Plan strategically with the Sky Sport Future Warriors team.
  • Support/assist the Sky Sport Future Warriors pathways programme.
  • Support player development to improve holistic wellbeing, physical, psychological, nutritional and rehabilitation principles.
  • Help drive Sky Sport Future Warriors culture, standards and expectations. 

Selection criteria:   

  • Experience in athlete testing, development and performance.
  • Demonstrate a high level of rugby league knowledge with specific regard to high performance athlete development, planning and performance technology. 
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills with the capability of being the primary spokesperson for a team. 
  • Strong commitment to professional development of staff and players. 
  • High level of cultural awareness and capability to adapt to a unique environment. 
  • Ability to work well in a team environment, to help solve problems on the run, to be flexible in planning. 
  • Is athlete focused and has the ability to relate to youth.
  • Has an inner drive to learn and improve personal practice.
  • Has the ability to quickly develop trusting relationships.
  • Has an understanding of the specific requirements in developing relevant fitness components.
  • Minimum degree level (or equivalent) in sports science or related area, specialising in the physical preparation of athletes.
  • A commitment to strength and conditioning development preferably holding a level one qualification or the ability to complete this or obtain RPL prior to commencement of the role.
  • Ideally experience in a high-performance rugby league environment.

Application process: To express interest in this role, please email:  

  • CV and cover letter to academy@warriors.kiwi
  • (As part of health and safety requirements, applicants are required to undergo police vetting protocols) 

Applications close: Friday, October 1, 2021 (4.00pm).