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Sligo Begin Search For New Head Coach

Sligo Begin Search For New Head Coach

Sligo RFC, an established club with over 120 years of rich history, are offering the opportunity for a talented and ambitious coaching professional to lead their coaching team and senior squad in the Ulster Bank League for the 2014/15 season and beyond.

Continuous learning and talent development is central to Sligo’s club culture and they are offering a unique opportunity to an ambitious aspiring coach to progress their career.

They are currently recruiting a head coach for the club’s senior squad, based in Sligo.

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Responsibilities:

– Lead the coaching team responsible for the club’s senior squad
– Plan and deliver and review all training sessions for the senior squad
– Attend all matches involving the club’s senior squad
– Contribute to the identification and recruitment of potential new players
– Oversee pre-season training and liaise with strength & conditioning coach to ensure optimum preparation
– Enhance links with seconds’ squad and maintain competitive environment at training
– Provide input into seconds’ team selection in order to: accommodate players returning from injury, view player in alternative position, provide players dropping out of the first team with game-time and develop seconds players to strength the first team squad
– Input into Under-19/Under-20 squad with a view to identifying and fostering emerging talent
– Provide feedback to assistant coaches, players and appropriate Sligo RFC committees on progress
– Liaise with executive committee and attend occasional meetings if required
– Position of head coach is, in effect, ‘director of senior rugby’ within the club with accompanying authority

Minimum Qualification Required:

* Qualified IRB Level 2 coach or in the process of attaining IRB Level 2.

Skills/Experience Required:

* Prior experience in a similar role would be advantageous
* Track record of working/playing in a professional environment highly desirable
* Willingness and ability to develop a proficiency in rugby analysis type-specific software programs and systems
* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
* Ability to work independently

Please apply by email to secretary@sligorfc.ie by COB, Friday, May 16, 2014

Sligo RFC has an equal opportunities recruitment policy

Related Links –

Sligo RFC

Ulster Bank League News