Based in Hong Kong, and employed by the Hong Kong Rugby Union, this is a very exciting career opportunity for a Performance Rugby Coach with coaching responsibilities at both Hong Kong Football Club and National Representative level for the Hong Kong National Squads.
The Club Coaching Officer, along with the Hong Kong Football Club Management Team, will be responsible for developing and implementing club and national team strategies in applicable areas. They will have performance knowledge and expertise across tactical, technical, and psychological elements of the game, including performance analysis.
They will be responsible for the design, delivery, and review of appropriate development plans to meet the needs of individual players and teams. Liaising with the General Manager Rugby Performance and Rugby Section Chairman and Rugby Section Director of Rugby (DOR), the CCO will have the required knowledge and experience to disseminate appropriate trends, techniques and philosophies throughout the ‘club’ and its partners (including age group squads and schools).
Key responsibilities include:
To provide performance coaching to the Hong Kong Football Club Rugby Section within the performance level of the domestic league structure, and fulfil the needs and requirements of the Club as instructed
To develop playing and coaching philosophies that support the delivery of short, medium, and long-term Club ambitions and goals, as well as sustainable player and coach pathways across the club
To be responsible for the weekly, monthly, and seasonal preparation of relevant teams within his/her remit (specifically prior to all matches and tournaments)
To work closely with the HKRU General Manger of Performance to provide specialized skill development to players across HKRU Performance Programmes, and support at both domestic and international tournaments
This is an exciting and nuanced role – for a full, detailed job description please contact [email protected]
Degree level qualification
Level 2 Coaching Certificate or equivalent (Ideally Level 3)
Minimum of 2 years relevant coaching experience at professional/performance and development levels
Knowledge and Experience of Long-Term Player Development
Strong people development skills
Critical thinking skills
Well-developed facilitator skills
Demonstrable ability to plan and coordinate specific programmes for players and coaches
Excellent knowledge of Performance and Game Analysis
Knowledge of rugby specific athlete monitoring systems and equipment
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong planning and organizational skills
Professional/ international playing experience desirable but not essential
A very strong team player
Humble and selfless in approach
The highest levels of integrity
Strong willingness to learn and improve
Able to educate and raise awareness in players and coaches
Salary offered will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Please apply with full C.V. with detailed last salary, expected salary and available date of commencement if you were offered the position to Human Resources Department, Hong Kong Rugby Union, Room 2001, Olympic House, 1 Stadium Path, So Kon Po, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong or by [email protected] The closing date for applications is Thursday 10th March 2022, with first round interviews proposed for the week commencing 14th March 2022.
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