The Australian Wheelchair Rugby League team has successfully reached the semi-finals at the last two Rugby League World Cups. The next World Cup will be held in the United Kingdom during November this year (2021). To progress and ensure that our athletes are exposed to sound coaching methods and development, Wheelchair Rugby League Australia is seeking to appoint a skilled Assistant Team Coach in a voluntary position.
The Assistant Coach is responsible for working with the Head Coach on the development of player’s skills and as well as promoting positive attitudes to physical activity and sport in general.
Maintain a thorough knowledge of the laws of Rugby League and the modified laws of Wheelchair Rugby League.
Encourage players and team support officials to abide by the rules at all times.
Encourage players and team support officials to support and respect the NRL National Code of Conduct.
Foster the spirit of Wheelchair Rugby League amongst all players and encourage them to participate in a sporting manner.
Ensure that the coaching reflects the level of the competition being played.
Encourage players to develop a proper attitude to competitiveness.
Encourage players to become involved in rugby league and wheelchair rugby league as a safe, healthy and enjoyable activity.
Assist in introducing programs to improve the player’s fitness levels for a healthier lifestyle.
Have a sound understanding of modern coaching and teaching principles.
Have good motivational and communication skills.
Liaise with the Head Coach and the board of Wheelchair Rugby League Australia, as and when required.
Support the coaching initiatives and philosophies of the Head Coach and the board of Wheelchair Rugby League Australia.
Be able to evaluate player performance and provide positive coaching advice.
Test, evaluate and refine each player’s individual skills.
Experience and Knowledge for Role:
Hold the appropriate NRL Coaching accreditation for a Club Coach.
Excellent communication skills with both players and staff.
Standards of Behaviour and Responsibilities:
Good organisational and time management skills.
Positive attitude to achievement in potentially difficult circumstances.
Supportive of a safe and inclusive environment.
Ability to work in a team and multi-skill environment.
Self-motivated and an ability to motivate others.
Professional appearance suitable for the relevant environment.
Follow and support the NRL Code of Conduct.
Good organisational and time management skills
Supportive of a safe and inclusive environment
Ability to work in a team and multi-skill environment
Self-motivated and an ability to motivate others
Excellent communication skills with both players and staff
Positive attitude to achievement in potentially difficult circumstances
Professional appearance suitable for the relevant environment
Follow and support the NRL Code of Conduct
Hold the NRL Coaching accreditation for Club Coach
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If you are interested and have the relevant skills for this position, please email your CV to the Board of Wheelchair Rugby League Australia at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0400 221 222