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Director of Rugby/Rugby Section General Manager

Date Posted
26th January 2017
Rugby Code Types
Coaching, Training & Medical
Contract Type
Hong Kong

Job Description Apply: Director of Rugby/Rugby Section General Manager

Applicants will be expected to be a current Director of Rugby at the Elite Level and/or played and coached at a high level of elite rugby and have excellent commercial and business skills.
Job Description:
Develop and implement a holistic strategy to ensure the success of the Rugby Section within Hong Kong Football Club
Create a clear pathway development system across the Rugby Section with particular focus on (i) fast-tracking talented HK based Colts into the Senior teams and (ii) monitoring junior players who may have taken temporary time out of HK e.g. for tertiary education
Lead recruitment efforts with the 1st team Head Coach to supplement existing and emerging HK based players with high calibre overseas players who fit the traditions of HKFC rugby
Liaise with recruitment committee to provide career guidance/opportunities for current players/recruitment targets
Provide clear reporting guidelines and review structure for the existing coaches, CCO’s, management and various sub-sections within the Rugby Section
Act as a key point of contact with the HKRU to drive the agenda of the Rugby Section and ensure that it is at the forefront of any changes being implemented by the wider rugby community
Coordinate activity and coaching education for Mini Rugby
Act as a key figurehead and point of contact across the entire Rugby Section including existing players, coaches, ex-players, sponsors and parents
Provide professional and technical oversight of the HKFC Rugby facilities and equipment
Ability to represent the Section effectively within the HKFC with other sporting Sections
Act as Teams Director for HKFC International Tens Tournament
Meet with and coordinate activity with Sponsors
Plan and coordinate attendance for Level 1 and Level 2 Coaching certifications for Parents/Coaches/ Players across the Section with HKRU
Work with the Rugby Section and HKFC finance team to develop and oversee the budgeting and key financial aspects of the Rugby Section
Overseeing coaches, physiotherapists, strength & conditioning trainers, administrators as needed

Passport/Visa Required

None stated

Qualifications Required

University degree or equivalent desirable
IRB World Rugby Level 3/4 Coaching Certificate
Experience of Playing at a High Standard of rugby
Substantial experience in leading programmes and administration in rugby
Excellent interpersonal, analytical, evaluation and planning skills
Proven ability to manage people, budgets and sports facilities
High level of computer literacy
Strong links with international rugby bodies
Excellent written and oral communication skills (comfortable presenting internally and to media)
Awareness/knowledge of Child Protection in sport and equal opportunity issues

Submission deadline Monday, February 20th, 2017

*Please note that this applicatio process is being managed by the HKRFU on behalf of HKFC

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