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Community Rugby Manager - Canterbury Rugby Football Union (CRFU)


Christchurch Central, Canterbury

Full time


This is not just rugby this is Canterbury Rugby. 

Come and work for one of the leading and most respected sporting organisations in New Zealand. 

Our purpose is to inspire a sense of belonging for all and we’re looking for a Community Rugby Manager to lead success both on and off the field.

The CRFU Community team is responsible for developing and growing rugby in the Canterbury region.  The role is broad, covering the nurturing of junior, teenage, and adult rugby to coordinating representative teams and tournaments up to and including Canterbury B (male and female).  Our people are committed and we want our community out on the rugby field and having fun. 

The Community Rugby Manager role is crucial to this in aligning with the 2028 CRFU Strategy. You will be responsible for the delivery of core competitions and exploring new opportunities to ensure rugby remains relevant and ultimately fostering a lifelong love of the game. 


Key Aspects of the role:

  • Lead the CRFU community rugby team to deliver community rugby initiatives and metrics, including development of annual plans and reporting.
  • Work with CRFU Partnerships & Engagement team ensuring that the community of rugby is fully informed and enhanced on an operational and strategic level
  • Ensure we have world-class programs that improve the participation experience in rugby including but not limited to, alternative game formats, schedules, and rugby-centric products aimed at attracting new players.
  •  Consider revenue generating projects aimed at the recreational market and supported by data collection
  • Be a leader in supporting and enhancing the CRFU communities of Ellesmere, North Canterbury, Metro and schools to align to the CRFU strategic plan and grow sustainable participation in the game.
  • Oversight over all competitions in the province and providing operational leadership to Rugby Managers & Operations Coordinators


Desired Experience:

·       Extensive management experience in sport development and implementation across national, regional and club participation programs.

·       Experience in product development ideally in the recreational sector.

·       Commercial nous, the ability to be innovative within traditional sporting environments, with a good understanding of brand development and social media use within the youth market.

·       Proven track record of driving commercial outcomes in a community environment.

·       An understanding of marketing and communications with a customer-orientated approach

·       Experience in the development and delivery of sports events and competitions at a national, regional and club level.

·       A thorough knowledge of and demonstrated empathy within volunteer sport.

·       Evidence of successfully working with and influencing diverse groups of stakeholders and customers

·       Capable of developing and managing budgets and financial targets


Canterbury Rugby Union offers a welcoming and inclusive place to work and what really sets us apart is our culture and values of Manaakitanga - We Care, Māia - Be Brave, Show Courage and Urutaunga - Adaptability. 

We promise to make your experience unforgettable.


Applications via Seek, submitting a cover letter and CV. Applications close on Monday, June 3, 2024. 


A full position description is available on our website https://www.canterburyrugby.co.nz/careers with initial enquiries to anna.brown@crfu.co.nz




NPC Assistant Coach (Set Piece)


Northland Rugby have a bold realistic ambitions to be the best Provincial Union in New Zealand, across many measures. We want a sustainable winning performance attitude that is underpinned predominantly by local talent. 

This position is responsible for assisting the NPC Head Coach in the planning and coaching of successful and sustainable NPC team campaign. 

This includes, but is not limited to leading the coaching of Set Piece (scrum and lineout). The key measurable is the development and sustainability of a high performing team and culture. 

NRU expect that the character of our athletes off the field, and style of play of our on the field to be something the Northland Community is proud of and will continue to follow with a passion.  

This will be a fixed term Contract for Services commencing on the 17th June 2024 and finishing on 31st October 2024. 
If this sounds like you, please submit your covering letter and CV to Brad Te Haara (Men’s High Performance Manager) at the Northland Rugby Union brad.t@northlandrugby.co.nz. For more information please refer to the attached position description.
Applications close on Friday 24th May 2024, 12:00pm