Game Development and Education Manager (South Australian Rugby Union)

South Australian Rugby Union, the state body for Rugby in South Australia is seeking applications for the
newly created role of Game Development and Education Manager.

This role has a strong focus on the growth of junior school and club Rugby and the successful applicant will provide best practice and specialist knowledge to significantly increase participation. They will oversee and develop coach and official education to significantly improve the quality of Rugby deliverers in the state.

The role is responsible for:
  • Design and implementation of the coach and match official education program
  • roviding coach assessments and manage coach accreditation
  • Develop and implement programs for the improvement of referee standards and depth of match officials in South Australia
  • Implement a recruitment plan for South Australia which is consistent with the strategic initiatives of the organisation
  • Manage the activities of SA Rugby development officer(s)
  • Work with SA Rugby clubs to improve their capacity and ability to support increased participation
  • Ensure rugby clubs are meeting compliance standards with key state and federal legislation
  • Deliver a range of development and recruitment programs with partners including Active Schools, the Australian Rugby Union and other member unions
  • Work with councils, rugby clubs and local businesses to deliver vibrant and attractive rugby offerings for the social sport market
  • Provide schools with coach education and player skill development
  • Develop links to rugby clubs from schools in South Australia to ensure an ongoing path for participation for aspiring rugby players
Required Skills
  • A passion for and understanding of the game of Rugby Union including the Junior Player Pathway and how the sport operates in South Australia
  • Demonstrated experience in the planning, coordination, development and delivery of training and education programs
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent administrative and organisational skills
  • A knowledge of the primary and secondary school sport system
  • Rugby Union coaching and or refereeing accreditation or equivalent
  • Experience with and clearance for working with children
  • Strong computer skills

To apply please send your CV and cover letter supporting your application to .
For enquiries, call Lachlan Clark, Chief Executive Officer on 08 7070 6941 for a confidential discussion.

Applications close Thursday 22nd January 2015.

Video Journalist – Australian Rugby Union

Australian Rugby Union (ARU) is looking for an experienced video journalist to create outstanding and unique video content, with a particular focus on increasing fan engagement. This newly created role involves creation of pre and post-match reports, player profiles, highlights packages, video news releases, corporate and commercial partner video content.

The successful candidate will be a multi-skilled journalist, who has the ability to film, edit and voice broadcast quality video packages with limited direction and to tight deadlines. The position also requires the ability to work with numerous stakeholders (internal and external) on a daily basis.

Key areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to:

  • Pitch, create and produce compelling video content to raise the profile of the Qantas Wallabies, Asteron Life Super Rugby, Qantas Australian Sevens, Buildcorp NRC and Community Rugby for a wide variety of platforms including social media, digital and media consumption
  • Create video content to support marketing campaigns, promote memberships, ticket sales, and events
  • Create video content to support ARU commercial partners
  • Execute Digital Video Strategy
  • Provide interstate filming and video editing support to Super Rugby teams to increase their brand value and online exposure
  • Film and package video news releases to supply to news networks and other relevant recipients
  • Develop and maintain contacts and relationships with relevant stakeholders
  • Digitise and store all created video content for future use

The successful applicant will require:

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience as a video journalist (filming, editing and voicing packages) in a major multi-platform newsroom
  • Outstanding camera filming and video editing skills (strong knowledge of digital editing software), with an understanding of the news requirements specifically relating to sport
  • Proven experience in voicing video packages for broadcast sporting industry
  • Proven experience in pitching content ideas
  • Ability to think strategically and proven experience in adhering to strict daily deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work well in a team environment and engage new stakeholders
  • Ability to manage multiple projects over a number of time zones simultaneously
  • Strong understanding of how media and digital channels operate, including social media and website

If your skill set and experience matches the above criteria, please email with the following:

  • A cover letter supporting your application
  • CV
  • Showreel

Alternatively, you can call on +61 2 80055528 for a confidential discussion

No recruiters please!
Applications close 5pm Monday 15 December 2014



Rehabilitation Specialist – ARU Rugby Sevens in Partnership with the Australian Institute of Sport

Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications

The position of Rehabilitation Specialist – Rugby Sevens, is based in Narrabeen, NSW, at the Sydney Academy of Sport. The role will work with the National Men’s and Women’s programs, where in consultation with the High Performance Director/National Men’s and Women’s Coaches, you will ensure that the defined physical performance objectives of player’s individual development plans (IDP) are achieved through the design, implementation and monitoring of high level injury management programs.

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Demonstrated ability to take a leadership role within a sport service team and manage aspects of the physical enhancement environment of athletes in line with principles of injury rehabilitation and injury prevention.
  • Extensive experience in injury management program design and practical implementation for elite level athletes.
  • Demonstrated success working with elite coaches and athletes across multiple sports and ideally with the sport of Rugby.
  • Extensive experience working in a high performance environment encompassing project and research work.
  • Experience in leading a system and pathway approach to long term athlete development.

In consultation with the Australian Rugby Sevens’ High Performance Director/National Men’s and Women’s Coaches, this position will be assigned to undertake the following;

  • Design and implement high quality and specialised injury rehabilitation and injury prevention programs including, but not limited to, early to mid-stage strength and power enhancement, reconditioning of speed, agility, movement skills and endurance capacity.
  • Ensure effective liaison with all areas of service provision within the Sport Service Team.
  • Liaise and coordinate with other service providers to ensure effective and efficient service delivery.
  • Ensure the effective operation of Rugby Sevens Rehabilitation service, via a system leadership role in partnership with relevant Rugby Sevens’ medical staff.
  • Work collaboratively as part of a high performing team/organisation, establishing and maintaining effective partnerships with key internal and/or external stakeholders to lead and deliver high quality business outcomes.

Position is based in Narrabeen, NSW and will be available until 31 December 2016. For enquiries after reading the job description, please contact Jamie Youngson on 0425 757 549 (Canberra) and/or Geraint John on 0409 504 329 (Narrabeen)

Applications close Wednesday, 10th December 2014

To apply, please email an Expression of Interest along with your CV to by 5:00pm AEDST on the closing date 10th December 2014



Physiotherapist– Women’s Sevens Program– Australian Rugby Union

Australian Rugby Union is the governing body of Rugby Union in Australia and is looking for an enthusiastic, hardworking and technically strong Physiotherapist to work with the Women’s Sevens Rugby Union Program.

The role is based at the Sydney Academy of Sport and Recreation, Wakehurst Parkway, Narrabeen, NSW and will be responsible for:

  • Working collaboratively and liaising with all areas of service provision within the Rugby Seven’s High Performance Support Team, to facilitate the best outcomes for the Australian Rugby Sevens
  • Developing and implementing team correctives sessions prior to training, during gym sessions and on tour
  • Assessing and treating injuries occurring during training sessions and competitions
  • The reference of players to appropriate health professionals as necessary
  • Attending all assemblies, team meetings, training sessions and games as required by the Management team and the Medical Co-ordinator
  • Assisting team Management in all team transfers and setups
  • Liaising with the Medical Co-ordinator, the Sevens Doctor and on occasion, the Chief Medical Officer of the ARU to aid the medical management of players
  • Presenting player medical and training status reports
  • Liaising with the Medical Co-ordinator, Rehabilitation and S&C staff with respect to correctives, rehabilitation programs and the development/ implementation of S&C programs
  • Co-ordination of the physiotherapy related activities of the medical team both at Narrabeen and on tour – massage, strapping, injury assessment, treatment and further management e.g. booking imaging, specialist appointments etc
  • The update of medical notes in ‘Smartabase’, the rehabilitation planners and the rehabilitation programs on ‘Visual Coaching’
  • Assisting in the management of the appointment booking systems at Narrabeen and when away, creating a schedule for treatment/massage, as required.
  • Attending relevant professional development activities (AIS, courses, conferences) to ensure that physiotherapy services provided remain “current” and meet all player’s requirements.

The successful applicant will require:

  • Tertiary qualification in Physiotherapy
  • Current Physiotherapy Registration
  • Current Combined Civil Liability Professional Indemnity, Public Liability and Product Liability Insurance
  • Excellent musculoskeletal assessment and treatment techniques
  • Minimum 3 years relevant clinical experience
  • Previous Representative sport physiotherapy experience.

It is also desirable to have:

  • APA Sports Physiotherapy Title
  • Masters (Sports Physiotherapy)
  • Level 3 Sports Physiotherapy Course
  • Experience with ‘Dry Needling’
  • Experience in Muscle Energy Techniques.

If this sounds like you and you don’t mind travelling approximately 40 - 50 days each year with the Australian Women’s Rugby Sevens Team to competitions/camps both domestically and internationally, please send your CV and cover letter supporting your application to Rachel Buckling at Alternatively, you can call on +61 2 80055528 for a confidential discussion.

Applications close Friday, 12th December 2014