Huddersfield Rugby Union Football Club is a National League 2 side, having won promotion with a 100% win record from National League 3 North in season 2016-17. Based at Lockwood Park, the club boasts some of the best sport and leisure facilities in the region. With an established second and third team, the club has a thriving junior academy and mini & junior section – making HRUFC a highly successful and professionally managed operation. This player pathway is a long term development journey that starts with the U7’s and ends with the 1st XV.
The 1st XV has been a great platform for a number of players to progress their careers. England and Northampton Saints centre Luther Burrell progressed through the age grade pathway, Ben Harris is currently playing for Wasps in the Aviva Premiership and Matt Clark is at Doncaster Knights in the Championship. Chris Johnson was instrumental and became the National League top points scorer at Lockwood Park before moving up to National 1 with Fylde and captaining England Counties.
Following a fine season back at National 2 level, the club aims to push forward with the current coaching and management team working hard to retain the majority of the current squad with key additions expected over the coming months. Integral to the club’s commitment to team and player development is our coaching capability and we are looking to strengthen in this area with the appointment of a Backs/Attack Coach.
Working closely with the Head Coach, you will play a pivotal role in improving and developing the backs and attack elements, whilst ensuring the Head Coach’s vision is delivered. Key focus areas are:
• Backs Unit – Attack and Defence
• Team Attack
• Skills Development for the Squad
You will be a suitably qualified and successful coach with a proven track record and a deep understanding of the technical and tactical components of the game. You will have experience of coaching in a high-performance rugby union environment and possess a drive and ambition to match the ethos and vision of the club.
Applications are welcomed from both Coach’s and Player Coach’s with the passion, energy and drive to play a materially positive role in the next stage of the team and club’s development.
To apply please send your CV, and a covering letter, outlining your skills and rugby background to: Kevin Davey, Rugby Operations Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org For an informal discussion about the club or to discuss this coaching opportunity in more depth, please call Kevin on 07970 412711
This is a paid, part time position for an initial 12 months and includes free gym membership.
Closing date for applications: Wednesday 18th April.