Arklow Rugby Club are seeking a head coach for their senior men’s team for the 2018/19 season.

Arklow RFC has a long, established history in junior rugby having won two Bank of Ireland Provincial Towns Cups and a number of area leagues over the years.

The club recently finished the 2017/18 season mid-table in Bank of Ireland Leinster League Division 2B.

The club has a squad of 25-30 players and currently fields one team but hope to grow that to two teams in the coming 2018/19 season.

Arklow RFC are interested in ambitious coaches, who will achieve with the club and who the club can work with to further develop their coaching career. Experience is important – but attitude, energy and commitment is as important.

Key competencies

  • Ability to lead and realise the club’s stated objectives
  • Credible rugby knowledge, understanding and expertise gained from playing, coaching or through player management.
  • Ability to coach and understand the game to a high level – strategically, tactically and technically.
  • Ability to interact effectively with people at all levels. Competence to manage, motivate, and develop relationships.

Roles & responsibilities

  • Development and leadership of playing styles and systems.
  • Planning and preparing for training sessions and activities.
  • Team and individual-based goal setting.
  • Coaching of specific team, unit and individual components; delegation of other components.
  • Attendance at all match, training sessions, and team meetings.
  • Chair of the selection committee.
  • Setting the right example for players on and off the field.

Applications, detailing experience to date, should be sent to

All applications will be treated in strictest confidence. The initial term is for the 2018/19 season with a review at the end of the season.

The closing date for applications is Friday, 1st June 2018.