Rathdrum RFC is a progressive club based in Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow. The club has a well established women’s team and has enjoyed great success since the team started ten years ago.

Having started in 2005 in the Leinster Development League, two years ago the team competed at All Ireland League (AIL) Division 2, and they currently play in Leinster League Division 1 (currently the second highest division in Ireland).

In 2015 the team won the AIL Plate and the South East League. In 2016, the team were narrowly beaten in extra time of their League final.
 
The club has one player in the Ireland 7s squad (who currently captains the squad) and have had players in the Leinster and Leinster development squads over the past number of years. The club is currently developing their women’s age-grade with young players of great potential coming through.

The club has a vacancy for a Women’s Head Coach with prime responsibility for the Women’s 1st XV, whilst also working with the womens development officer to influence the women’s and girl’s programme in the club.
 
The Candidate
 
The ideal candidate will:
 
·      Be minimum IRB Level 1 qualified, with Level 2 an advantage.
·      Have full knowledge of the IRFU LTPD & technical models.
·      Have strong technical ability and the ability to work one-on-one with players to improve skill base or
       position-specific skills.
·      Have full S&C experience and the ability to guide and motivate players.
·      Have experience in player assessments and ability to track and develop players.
·      Have a proven track record in developing players, including late beginners, to reach their potential.
·      Have the ability to coach the game to a high level – strategically, tactically and technically.
·      Communicate effectively with the women’s sub committee to implement the season plan.
 
Offer
 
As a coach of the club, we can offer you:
·      A focus on your coaching development, including attendance at IRFU/Leinster coaching courses, and           assistance to allow you to reach your coaching potential.
·      Driven, ambitious and enthusiastic players who strive to develop themselves and their club.
·      A spirited, fun and regular social programme.
·      The opportunity to take the club to the next level and allow the women’s team to compete at AIL 1 level.
 
We are interested in ambitious and energetic coaches with the experience necessary to bring our women’s squad to the next level.
 
Please send applications to Hon. Secretary: Patrick Walshe at Walsheart@gmail.com
 
 All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.