Newbridge RFC wishes to seek applications for an Assistant Player Coach (forward-specific) of the Men’s Senior First XV.

The successful candidate will be an integral part of the club’s rugby management team, working with the First XV head coach Derek Dowling and assistant player coach (backs) Robbie Waters.

This is an ideal opportunity for a Senior player who is looking to get into coaching. The successful candidate would be joining an established coaching set-up and would be able to learn from a very experienced head coach and get to play with a young talented squad.

Role Requirements:

  • Reporting to the club’s Director of Rugby and Senior head coach
  • Coaching of First XV currently competing in Leinster League Division 2A
  • Involvement in all aspects of First XV including the recruitment, development, and performance management of players.

Qualifications Required:

  • The successful candidate would ideally have an IRFU-accredited coaching qualification but not essential, development of coaches and players alike is part of our club’s ethos.
  • Previous coaching and/or playing experience in Senior rugby
  • Strong leadership and communication skills

The closing date for applications is Friday, 10 June. The club will conduct an interview process with a view to having the selected candidate in position from July 2022. All applications will be treated in strictest confidence.

Please forward all applications/rugby curriculum vitae to Barry McCann, Director of Rugby, Newbridge Rugby Club at