Nye regler gjeldende fra 1. januar 2018

World Rugby har kommet med noen nye regler for scrum, taklinger og rucks. Dommerutvalget i Norges Rugbyforbund har bestemt at ettersom den norske sesongen allerede er i gang, så begynner reglene først å gjelde fra 1. januar 2018 i Norge. Informasjon er sendt ut til alle klubber på epost. Ta kontakt med dommerutvalget hvis spørsmål angående regelverket. Se link for ytterligere informasjon.

Rugby league U19-spillere på besøk i England

U19 rugby league-spillerne Ole Magnus Brekk fra Trondheim Rugbyklubb og Bendik Trones fra Bodø Barbarians har nettopp kommet tilbake fra sitt opphold i England. De har besøkt Saddleworth Rangers, rugbyklubben til Kristian Hilton som også spiller på U19-laget til Norge. De norske guttene har blitt tatt godt i mot på treningsøkter med Saddleworth Rangers som hadde et oppmøte på mellom 30 og 40 spillere på treningene. I tillegg har de deltatt på noen treninger med academy-laget til Huddersfield Giants. Mot slutten av det 10 dager lange oppholdet fikk Ole Magnus og Bendik spille i en vennskapskamp mellom Saddleworth Masters/U18 og Saddleworth 2nd team. De reiser hjem med ny erfaring og inspirasjon til nye lagøvelser, styrketreningsprogram og muligheter for utvikling av ferdigheter, både for seg selv og lagkameratene sine.

 

 

 

EM i sjumannsrugby

I juni og juli har både Norges damelag og herrelag i rugby 7s kjempet for gode resultater i EM. Damelaget har vært i Kosice i Slovakia helgen 24.-25. juni, og med strålende resultater ble det seier og opprykk i trophy-divisjonen. Herrene var i Bulgaria 1.-2- juli og endte på 6. plass av 12 lag i divisjon C. Vi gratulerer med gode resultater og ønsker lykke til med forberedelser til neste sesong!

Landskamp i rugby league 17. juni 2017

Lørdag 17. juni spiller Norges landslag i rugby league kamp mot Sverige på Bislett stadion. Avspark klokka 1400. Vi ønsker dere lykke til! Kristoffer Milligan er kaptein på laget, og resten av troppen består av følgende:

Kristoffer Milligan (c) (Flekkefjord Tigers)
Harald Mikalsen (vc) (Farsund Bobcats)
Ole Magnus Brekk (Trondheim Rugby Klubb)*
Kevin Båtnes (Porsgrunn Pirates)
Nathan Cummins (Stavanger Storm)*
Reidar Flage (Lillestrøm Lions)
Leif Andreas Nilsen (Porsgrunn Pirates)
Joshua William Skidmore-Hornby (Lillestrøm Lions)
Nils Kristian Holte (Porsgrunn Pirates)
Bendik Kalvik ( Bodø Barbarians)*
Sonny Mellor (Lillestrøm Lions)
Stephen Mwikaria (Trondheim Rugby Klubb)
Kristian Paulsen (Porsgrunn Pirates)
Isaac Schmidt (Oslo Capitals)
Stephen Skofteland (Flekkefjord Tigers)
Sjur Strand (Bodø Barbarians)
Chris Stahlsberg (Porsgrunn Pirates)
Mathias Vada Stenseth-Holm (Sparbu Lumberjacks)*
Torbjørn Egaas (Sandnes Raiders)

  * er debutanter på landslaget

Kick-off for rugbysesongen

Nå er rugbysesongen i gang! Førstkommende helg er en stor landskamphelg for rugby-Norge. Lørdag 6. mai er det landskamp mellom Norge og Estland i rugby union på Bislett stadion. Avspark klokka 1500, og kiosken er åpen. Søndag 7. mai er det Norges første juniorlandskamp i rugby league, og det unge laget møter Serbia på gressbanen ved Nannestadhallen klokka 1200.

Kom og hei på rugbygutta!

Husk frist for samordnet søknad og rapportering innen 30. april 2017

Alle idrettslag har pliktig rapportering av medlemsopplysninger til Norges idrettsforbund og søknad om kompensasjon for moms på varer og tjenester. Det er mulighet for å legge inn medlemstall og aktive medlemmer manuelt, men for idrettslag som har tatt i bruk medlemsadministrasjonen gjennom www.klubbadmin.no eller annet godkjent medlemsregister, vil kunne få disse tallene automatisk utfylt. Rapporteringsfrist til Norges idrettsforbund innen 30. april 2017. Alle klubber skal ha fått informasjon, og ta kontakt hvis spørsmål.

Her er hovedlink fra NIF

 

Introduksjon til rugby for kommende gymlærere

Onsdag 19. april 2017 hadde Sagene IF en introduksjon til rugby for studenter som utdanner seg til å bli gymlærere på Høgskolen i Oslo og Akershus (HiOA).  Nedenfor følger en rapport fra et vellykket rugbyarrangement på Voldsløkka. Takk til Kevin Gormley, trener for juniorlaget til Sagene IF Rugby, for oppsummering av dagen.

Sagene Rugbys Juniordepartment took on one of their more ambitious coaching plans to date by contacting Pål Jåbekk at HiOA and suggesting that we take a training session with their student gym teachers who are doing their first year of their bachelorsdegree  «Faglærerutdanning i kroppsøving og idrettsfag» http://www.hioa.no/Studier-og-kurs/LU/Bachelor/Faglaererutdanning-i-kroppsoeving-og-idrettsfag. Coaches from Sagene and Blindern Rugby Clubs are already involved in the Schools Project coaching students in schools in the Sagene/ Voldsløkka catchment area and are setting up to coach teachers at some of these schools also.

When Pål was contacted through Elin Longva, leader of the working group in Sagene IF Rugby with the suggestion and contact details, he was very positive and a date and time was set. Contact was made with Chris Spencer (SRK) at NRF, again the plan was met with positivity and a guide to receiving funding was sent to us. As there was the possibility of up to sixty students taking part they were broke into 2 groups, Group 1 from 11:30 to 13:00, Group 2 13:00 to 14:30.

As so often happens with seemingly well planned activities there is room for crisis, this came in the form of a missing key to get into the storage room to get rugby balls, this was discovered to be the case at 10:40 and a distress signal was send out to all coaches. The situation was quickly calmed by none other than our Youth Rugby Leader John Michael Moulton saying I’m on the bus, balls and all. So not only did the session get the much-needed balls but also gained John Michael who stayed to join in turning a seemingly crisis into a very successful day as was shown in the very good feedback that we got from the students.

The session itself was broken into an introduction and history of the sport, basis passing and movement of the ball and then Tag Rugby games using the passing techniques practiced earlier. Many of the students come from varying disciplines of sports i.e. soccer, track and fields, long-distance and orienteering and American Football but once the strange concept of passing the ball backwards to go forward was overcome I found myself refereeing a number of very highly competitive Tag matches with all players contributing to their team – this certainly strengthens the idea that rugby is for all and caters to each person’s strengths and abilities. The session got its best feedback from Pål Jåbekk who upon arriving back at his office contacted Sagene RK about the possibility of 2 further sessions in the next semester with the same groups of students with the school funding the coaches. So from an early setback to a positive solution, successful training session to good feedback we now have new friends in HiOA.

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