The Australian Wheelchair Rugby League team has successfully reached the semi-finals at the last two world cups. The next World Cup will be held in November 2021. To progress and ensure that our athletes are exposed to sound training and recovery methods, Wheelchair Rugby League Australia is seeking to appoint a skilled National Team Assistant Trainer & Inventory Manager in a voluntary position.


The Assistant Trainer & Inventory Manager works in conjunction with the Head Coach, Head Trainer and Team Manager to ensure all players reach and maintain required fitness levels and ensure they have a safe, healthy and enjoyable training and playing environment.

Purpose of Role:

To assist in delivery sport-specific First Aid and Strapping that fits the needs of players.

Ensure all training and game day equipment is ready ahead of time to aid in a smooth training and game preparation.

Game-day on-field Tag collection.

Principal Duties:

Head up the pre-game preparation team to ensure all hardware and equipment are ready ahead of team arrival at venues.

Keep a checklist of all inventory.

Play the role of ‘Tag Person’ during scrimmage sessions and tournament games.

Assist in First Aid and injury treatment at all games, as required.

Assist monitoring players during games with regards to potential injuries or occurrence of injuries.

Assist in assessing, recording and documenting players’ injuries that occur in games.

Provide reports to the Coach and Manager on player development and attitude.

Ensure all players observe the rules in relation to head injuries.

Ensure that all necessary team first aid equipment is available.


Attendance at all relevant games

Assist in assessing players who are injured during games and give initial treatment.

Be aware of mechanics of a wheelchair and if necessary be competent in quick repairs.

Understand the requirements of wheelchair-bound athletes and techniques to ensure their safety and wellbeing.

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.

Essential Requirements

FAO Level 1 minimum-FAO Level 2 preferred

Excellent communication skills with both players and staff

Up to date knowledge of modern techniques especially in the area of treatment and rehabilitation, of injured players particularly those with disabilities

Desirable Criteria

First Aid Certificate

Current Provide/Perform CPR

Sports Trainer Accreditation

Working with Children / Working with Vulnerable People Check

Drivers Licence

Application Instruction

If you are interested and qualified for this position, please email your CV to the Board of Wheelchair Rugby League Australia at  –  Phone 0400 221 222




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