Men’s 1st Team: Coach (forwards specialist)
The Men’s 1sts play in Leinster League Division 2A and have ambitions to gain promotion next season.
This role may suit a player who is currently playing at AIL standard and would like to continue playing and adding on-the-field, whilst simultaneously beginning to develop their coaching career.
Men’s 2nd Team: Head Coach
The Men’s 2nds play in Leinster League Division 2A seconds league. This coach would work closely with the 1st XV coaches, as both squads train together.
This coach will have match day responsibility for the 2nd XV.
Women’s 1st Team: Head Coach/Coach
The Women’s 1sts play in All Ireland League Division 1. The squad has 11 players in the World Cup training squad, 12 players with the Ireland 7s squad and has players in each of the provincial squads.
There is a vibrant age-grade structure in the club with players capped at Leinster U18, Ireland Schoolgirls 7s and Ireland U19 for each of the last four years.
Young players of great potential are coming through to adult level this year, including three Irish U18 internationals.
Women’s 2nd Team: Coach
The Women’s 2nds play in Leinster League Division 1 and have ambitious players who are looking to progress. This coach would work closely with the 1st XV coaches, as both squads would train together. This coach would have match day responsibility for the 2nd XV.
Railway Union are interested in ambitious coaches, who will achieve with the club and who wish to further develop their coaching career.
Experience is important – but attitude, energy, commitment and ‘fit’ is as important.
As a coach of the club, Railway Union can offer successful applicants:
- A focus on your coaching development and coaching goals, including regular development meetings, feedback on progression, attendance at IRFU/Leinster Branch coaching courses, and every assistance to allow you to reach your coaching potential. A number of our coaches in recent years have gone on to coach at Men’s AIL and Women’s International level.
- Top class training and playing facilities to work with, an unrivalled Player Welfare programme (including club medic, club physiotherapist and S&C coach), and a newly-built S&C facility.
- Talented, ambitious and enthusiastic players who are keen on developing themselves, their teams and their club.
- Evening matches, under our match standard floodlights.
- A strong club culture, with excellent off-field structures to ensure your coaching success.
- A vibrant and regular social programme, including pre-season tour, in-season events and end of season tour.
There are also some administrative support roles, including team manager, across a number of teams in the club.
Leadership, communication and organisational skills are important here, not necessarily detailed rugby experience, and it is an excellent opportunity to get involved in a rugby club, widen your social circle and contribute to your community.
Please send applications, specifying which role you are applying for, to Hon. Secretary Alan Horgan at firstname.lastname@example.org. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.