Wellington College 1st XV Rugby Forwards Coach 2021

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Wellington College is looking for a forwards coach for the 1st XV rugby team in the 2021 season. For this position it would be beneficial to have relevant experience coaching at club or secondary school level.

This role will involve yearly and weekly planning of the team and players, match day management, analysis of games and understanding how to coach young teenage boys through their development as a player and student at Wellington College.

In more detail the roles and responsibilities of this coach will be as follows:


  1. To assist in the planning, selection and development of players

  2. To provide technical and tactical coaching to all the forwards

  3. Develop all aspects of forward play. The main emphasis will be but not limited to the following:

    a. Scrum - development of strong individual and scrum process and techniques to ensure the scrum functions at its highest level
    b. Lineout - development of strong individual positional requirements and process, attack and defensive roles to ensure a cohesive unit is formed and functioning. This includes “the maul” to be used as a source to attack and defend from
    c. Restart - aerial receipt and responsibilities
    d. Defence - In conjunction with the co-coach develop strong alignments in philosophies and attitudes towards required outcomes.

  4. Prepared to start pre-season planning and training in Term 4 of 2020

Applications, outlining relevant experience and credentials for the respective role, should be addressed to the Rugby Convenor: Pete Maitland - p.maitland@wc.school.nz