The role will involve leading the 1st XV, focusing on inclusive yet successful rugby, and developing the squad of players, helping to cement our position in the London leagues. As well as working within the wider club to develop an enjoyable playing atmosphere on and off the pitch.
Old Emanuel RFC is committed to providing the opportunity to progress and are willing to help on the coaching journey, with recent coaches completing their level 3 while at the club. We are willing to help any individual who is either considering starting on his or her coaching journey or looking to continue it.
Our belief at Old Emanuel RFC is that with enjoyment comes hard work and dedication. We train twice a week, Tuesdays and Thursdays 7:30pm – 8:45pm. The ideal candidate would be able to make both sessions in the week and games on the weekends, alongside leading part of the session. Fixtures are most Saturdays between September – April.
1st XV Head Coach Role key duties
- In conjunction with HOR & members of the playing committee, deliver and assist in all development initiatives for 1st XV players
- Understand and align relevant coaching methodology with HoR's tactical and technical principles.
- Build positive relationships with all players.
- Deliver (in conjunction with HOR) an inclusive player program for players who wish to transition in to 1st XV rugby at OERFC.
- Meet the needs of all players playing ability
- Deliver and attend coach development sessions as required by the HOR.
- To produce, in conjunction with the HOR, training plans tailored to progress the groups skillset
- Liaise with HOR.
• Enthusiastic character, willing to encourage all players throughout their time at Old Emanuel RFC
• Approachable and willing to work with people to achieve the best result
• Able to deliver innovative sessions, adapt and develop team structures
• Willingness to motivate players with all levels of experience
Desired Qualifications & Experience:
• Level 2 aspiring to level 3
• Experience of developing 1st XV rugby players
• Regular attendee of England rugby CPD courses
• Excellent communication skills
• Tuesday and Thursday Evenings 7:30 – 8:45 pm & Saturdays each week.
• Dependent on experience and qualifications
• Part of a more comprehensive coaching team, who are willing to share ideas
• Use of on-site facilities including gym and CrossFit
• Great social atmosphere, both on and off the pitch
• Working alongside hard-working, open and enthusiastic players
• Coaching courses provide
• Expenses provided dependent on experience
• Coaching Kit.