Ashbourne RFC is seeking applications for a S&C Player/Coach

Who are we?
Ashbourne RFC was established in 1974 and competes in Leinster League Division 1A and the All-Ireland Junior Cup. Recent honours include All Ireland Junior Cups winners in [ 2017 / ‘18 & ‘19], Leinster League Division 1A champions in 2018 and 2022.The club has 3 senior men’s team, women’s and girl’s teams and a vibrant minis and youth section with teams at every age group from U6 to U18.The club has some of the best grounds / pitches & facilities in Ireland, including a rugby gym.

This season the club finished 6th in Leinster League Div. 1A and win the Provincial Towns Plate.

The position is S&C/Player Coach

S&C/Player Coach:
This role is open to a prospective S&C Coach, with qualified in Strength and Conditioning to coach and play with Ashbourne’s Leinster League Division 1 senior squads. The candidate should be able to work with the Head Coach to develop a structure around our team play and conditioning requirements and to be part of our playing squad.

• Previous coaching would be preferred in a S&C role, or newly qualified.
• Preferably the candidate should have the ambition or be on the pathway to become accredited to as a coach with the IRFU coaching system.
• Be a good communicator and adaptable to be able to work with the Head Coach and senior players within squad.
• Have played to at least the equivalent of Leinster League Div. 1A or higher (AIL would be an advantage).

• Assist the head Coach in developing S&C programmes for the senior squad and he able to differentiate between the needs of the various position groups.
• Work closely with Head Coach to develop and prepare the clubs young talent so they are ready to perform at the highest level
• Be able to attract fringe players or new players into club to achieve goals set out by Head Coach.
• To lead and play with the senior panel

All Applications will be dealt with in the strictest of confidence

To apply for the S&C/Player Coach place the role in subject line and please email in confidence for the attention of the club Honorary Secretary at

Closing date for applications is Friday, 16 June 2023.

All applicants will be contacted by the club Director of Rugby and short listed applications will be invited to attend an interview with the announcement of successful candidates to be available to plan and prepare for pre-season training.