Available position: Head Coach National Wheelchair Rugby Team

The Norwegian Rugby Federation is seeking qualified and motivated applicants for Head Coach National Wheelchair Rugby Team. This is a fantastic opportunity to work with an ambitious group of players that represent their country in the Third division of European Wheelchair rugby. The successful applicant will play a key role in the team’s continued change, development and goals to become the proud flag bearer of Norwegian Paralympics Rugby.  The job is not salaried, but expenses as agreed will be reimbursed.  Norway plays the European Championship and has historically had 3-4 training weekends and participated in 2 other tournaments. In total the successful applicants must be willing to work 6-8 weekends a year.

The Head Coach will be a person who has:

  • Advanced level coaching skills accompanied by recent experiences as a high-performance coach.
  • Evidence of recent attendance at coaching workshops or 
evidence of other forms of self-education that displays currency as a coach who continues to 
seek further development;
  • Experience at managing assistant coaches and working cooperatively with team managers, 
strength and conditioning coaches, team medical staff and performance analysis personnel
  • Evidence of understanding of current best practice and a history of performing best practice 
(preferably recent best practice) as it applies to wheelchair rugby coaching;
  • Demonstrated evidence of an ability to understand, support and implement development plans
  • Demonstrated evidence of being able to influence others including an ability to build good 
relationships with others who may not be receptive to change
  • A background that displays people management and people leadership skills and attributes, and the ability to assist in growing wheelchair rugby from the base and up in Norway

OBJECTIVE OF HEAD COACH

The assigned person will perform the role of Head Coach of Norway Wheelchair Rugby Team. The role will be viewed as being an integral and significant element of the high-performance player pathway process as we are building rugby in Norway and set the Long-Term Rugby Development framework for the National Teams. The Head Coach will lead the team in the preparation for the IWRF Wheelchair Rugby European Championship Third division 2017 and will be responsible for developing and rebuild a successful team environment during the selection and preparation stages as well as in the competition itself.

ROLE OF HEAD COACH  

The Head Coach will be responsible for creating a successful team environment, based on elite level coaching skills and processes, and close co-operation with the club coaches. The appointed person will work alongside assistant coach, the Manager and the physio.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES AND PRIORITIES

The Head Coach will be responsible for performing the following roles and/or delivering the following outcomes.

  • Coaching, Team Preparation & Performance
  • Player Development
  • Reporting

Key Activities

  1. Coaching, Team Preparation & Performance
  2. Plan, develop and initiate the team’s technical and tactical development adhering to The Norwegian Rugby Federation strategies.
  3. Evaluate and record the effectiveness of individual, unit and team performances.
  4. Monitor the performance of assistant coaches, specialist coaches and other staff available to the team
  5. Work cooperatively with the team’s assistant coaching staff, management staff and 
Support Team
  6. Work cooperatively with the National Team Coaches and the Managers

Player Development

Liaise with the Manager and club coaches, Player Development on all policy and procedural expectations. Ensure players receive adequate feedback from training, playing and review.

Reporting

  • Provide match by match reports and end of program reports

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Erik Baret on +47 916 89 746 or Per Thorkildsen on +47 41011100.
Please apply by 30 March 2017 by mail to: per.thorkildsen@rugby.no

Available position: Manager National Wheelchair Rugby Team

The Norwegian Rugby Federation is seeking qualified and motivated applicants for Manager National Wheelchair Rugby Team. This is a fantastic opportunity to work with an ambitious group of players that represent their country in the Third division of European Wheelchair rugby. The successful applicant will play a key role in the team’s continued change, development and goals to become the proud flag bearer of Norwegian Paralympics Rugby.  The job is not salaried, but expenses as agreed will be reimbursed.  Norway plays the European Championship and has historically had 3-4 training weekends and participated in 2 other tournaments. In total the successful applicants must be willing to work 6-8 weekends a year.

 

Objective and Focus

The manager of the team is the main responsible of the team. His/her role is to organize all national team activities, assist the team coach in the selection of the team, collaborate with the union in the work of finding sponsors, and be the main communicator with the rest of the team management, club coaches, the federation and potential and current national team players.

The manager will focus on the development of the national team, and its responsibility to develop Norwegian Wheelchair rugby as a whole, in accordance with the NRF strategic plan.

 

Role and responsabilities

  • Plan the national team activities in collaboration with the team coach
    • Communicate national team activities and procedures to all clubs and potential players
  • Responsible of all communication with
    • Clubs and players on selection processes, training programs and open training camps
    • Coach and team physio
    • National team players on all practical information, training programs and questions
    • The NRF board (reporting)
    • The NRF social media responsible
  • Responsible of work to find sponsors
  • Responsible of the teams budget
  • Responsible of refunds to players / staff
  • Organize training camps and tournaments
    • Booking tickets, hotels, transportation etc
    • Communication with tournament organizers
    • Communication with players attending
  • Responsible for players having completed required courses (Antidoping Norge, Wheelchair Rugby Ready ), are eligible to play, are NRF members and are insured
  • Responsible for kit, medical equipment, and materials

 

Relationships

Will work closely with the national team coach and physio and report to the person responsible for the national teams on the NRF board.

 

Preferred skills

  • Fluency in Norwegian and English languages
  • Good and clear communicator
  • Organized and efficient
  • Good at getting things done and taking initiative
  • Skilled relationship builder

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Erik Baret on +47 916 89 746 or Per Thorkildsen on +47 41011100.
Please apply by 30 March 2017 by mail to: per.thorkildsen@rugby.no

HEAD COACH, NATIONAL MEN 7s

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Norwegian Rugby Federation is seeking qualified and motivated applicants for Head Coach, Men 7s. This is a fantastic opportunity to work with an ambitious group of players that represent their country in the Rugby Europe Men’s Sevens Conference 1 European Championship. The successful applicant will play a key role in the team’s continued change, development and goals toward 2020 to become the proud flag bearer of Norwegian Olympic Rugby.  The job is not salaried, but expenses as agreed will be reimbursed.  Norway play the European Championship in July and have historically had 3-4 training weekends and participated in 2 other tournaments. In total the successful applicants must be willing to work 6-8 weekends a year.

The Head Coach will be a person who has:

  • Advanced level coaching accreditation accompanied by recent experiences as a high-performance coach. Minimum RFU Level 2, ideally Level 3, World Rugby Level 4 ideally 5 or equivalent
  • Evidence of recently upgraded accreditation, recent attendance at coaching workshops or 
evidence of other forms of self-education that displays currency as a coach who continues to 
seek further development;
  • Experience at managing assistant coaches and working cooperatively with team managers, 
strength and conditioning coaches, team medical staff and performance analysis personnel
  • Evidence of understanding of current best practice and a history of performing best practice 
(preferably recent best practice) as it applies to rugby coaching;
  • Demonstrated evidence of an ability to understand, support and implement development plans
  • Demonstrated evidence of being able to influence others including an ability to build good 
relationships with others who may not be receptive to change
  • A background that displays people management and people leadership skills and attributes, and the ability to assist in growing rugby from the base and up in Norway

OBJECTIVE OF HEAD COACH, NATIONAL MEN 7s TEAM

The assigned person will perform the role of Head Coach of Norway Men 7s Team. The role will be viewed as being an integral and significant element of the high-performance player pathway process as we are building rugby in Norway and set the Long-Term Rugby Development framework for the National Teams. The Head Coach, National Men’s Team will lead the team in the preparation for the Rugby Europe 2017 Mens Sevens Conference 1 Championship and will be responsible for developing and rebuild a successful team environment during the selection and preparation stages as well as in the competition itself.

ROLE OF HEAD COACH, NATIONAL MEN 7s  

The Head Coach, National Men 7s will be responsible for creating a successful team environment, based on elite level coaching skills and processes, and close co-operation with the club coaches. The appointed person will work alongside assistant coach, the Manager and the physio.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES AND PRIORITIES

The Head Coach, National will be responsible for performing the following roles and/or delivering the following outcomes.

  • Coaching, Team Preparation & Performance
  • Player Development
  • Reporting

Key Activities

  1. Coaching, Team Preparation & Performance
  2. Plan, develop and initiate the National Men 7s team’s technical, youth and tactical development adhering to The Norwegian Rugby Federation strategies.
  3. Evaluate and record the effectiveness of individual, unit and team performances.
  4. Monitor the performance of assistant coaches, specialist coaches and other staff available to the
  5. Work cooperatively with the team’s assistant coaching staff, management staff and Integrated 
Support Team
  6. Work cooperatively with the National Senior Men’s Team Coach and the Manager, Player 
Development on a regular basis

Player Development

Liaise with the Manager and club coaches, Player Development on all policy and procedural expectations. Ensure players receive adequate feedback from training, playing and review.

Reporting

  • Provide match by match reports and end of program reports

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Per Thorkildsen on +47 41011100. Please apply by 16 March 2017 by mail to: per.thorkildsen@rugby.no

Regionalt mesterskap i touch rugby

Totalt var det over 80 spillere fra 9 klubber som stilte i 6 herre-, 3 dame-, 6 mixed- (3 herrer og 3 damer) og 2 U16-lag til det aller første RM i

Blindern tok seieren i herreklassen i regionalt mesterskap i touchrugby

Blindern tok seieren i herreklassen i regionalt mesterskap i touchrugby

touch rugby på Østlandet.

Det ble spilt 40 kamper, scoret 152 tries og en meldt skade (forstuet håndledd) iløpet av de 4,5 timene som turneringen varte. Omtrent alle lag hadde en blanding av erfarne og nye spillere som fikk sin første smak av rugbykamper og sjanse til å prøve ut det de hadde trent på i løpet av vinteren.

Touch rugby spilles vanligvis om sommeren, på solrike dager, tørre baner og utenfor sesongen, som en ikke-fysisk utgave av rugby der fart og presisjon vinner kamper ovenfor rå kraft.

Det virket meget lovende i dagene før kampen, med nydelig solskinn, varmegrader og en tørr grønn kunstgressbane på Dælenenga. Dessverre endret dette seg så snart arrangørene begynte å rigge til telt for sekretariatet og kiosken en liten time før første kamp, med først små snøfnugg som så gikk over til skikkelig snøvær.

Mange av spillerne hadde meldt seg på lag i både mixed- og herre/dame-klassen, slik at når dagen var over hadde mange spilt mellom 8-10 kamper!

Sagene var et av to U16-lag som stilte i regionalt mesterskap i touch rugby.

Sagene var et av to U16-lag som stilte i regionalt mesterskap i touch rugby.

Snø er ingen hindring for å spille rugby

Selv om det snødde, var kaldt og vått, så holdt de fleste ut ved å varme seg i garderobene mellom kamper, varm mat og drikke fra kiosken, heie på de andre som spilte, danse til musikken fra anlegget og at de aldri fikk mer enn 10-20 minutters pause mellom kampene.

Flomlyset kom raskt på og hjalp da det snødde voldsomt i perioder. Banen ble delt i to 45x65m store baner og kampene varte 10 minutter med 2 minutters pause før neste kamp var igang. Et dommerteam av 7 sørget for at kampene ble spilt etter enkle touch rugby regler som var enkle å forstå og oversatt til norsk og engelsk. Resultatene ble oppdatert fortløpende av dommerne og notert på en tavle i sekretariatet.

Ved slutten av dagen lå det et lag av 5-10 cm tettpakket snø på banen bortsett fra på mål- og sidelinjene som ble ryddet for snø jevnlig gjennom hele dagen av lagene som ikke spilte.

Under flomlyset ble vinnerne av de tre seniorklassene annonsert som Blindern i herre-, Oslo 1 i dame- og Oslo Grønn i mixedklassen. Herrene og damene fikk tildelt vandrepokal og medaljer av Oslo Rugbykrets mens vinnerne av mixedklassen kan hente seg en gratis burrito fra Freddy Fuegos, en tex-mex restaurant og ivrig sponsor av rugby i Oslo.

Snø er ingen hindring!

Snø er ingen hindring!

 

Oslos damelag stakk av med seieren i regionalt mesterskap i touch rugby på Dælenenga i Oslo.

Oslos damelag stakk av med seieren i regionalt mesterskap i touch rugby på Dælenenga i Oslo.