Women’s Head Coach Vacancy


Job Title: Women’s Head Coach

Location: Dublin/Manchester with International Travel required


About Us: Rugby League Ireland are the governing body for the sport of Rugby League within all of Ireland. We run representative programs from U16 through to Senior level. Our Women’s team are currently ranked 8th in the World and over the next phase of our development we’ll be looking to establish ourselves further on the International stage.


Job Description:

Are you passionate about Rugby League and dedicated to empowering women in sports? We are seeking a Women’s Head Coach to join our team and help lead our women’s rugby league program to new heights. As a coach, you will play a crucial role in developing and nurturing the talent of our female athletes. If you have a

strong background in rugby league coaching and a genuine commitment to promoting women’s rugby league, we want to hear from you. 



This is a voluntary position, however agreed expenses are covered by RLI.


Key Responsibilities:

  • In co-ordination with the performance department, develop and implement a comprehensive training program for the women’s team.
  • Provide expert coaching and guidance to enhance players' technical skills, fitness, and tactical understanding.
  • Foster a positive and inclusive team environment that encourages growth, teamwork, and sportsmanship.
  • Analyse game footage and provide constructive feedback to players.
  • Plan and organize team practices, scrimmages, and matches.
  • Collaborate with other coaching staff and management to set team goals and strategies.
  • Monitor player performance and progress and make necessary adjustments to training plans.
  • Ensure compliance with safety protocols and standards.
  • Act as a mentor and role model for the athletes, promoting professionalism and a strong work ethic.


  • Proven experience as a rugby coach, preferably with women’s rugby teams.
  • A strong understanding of the rules and strategies of rugby.
  • Coaching certifications or qualifications (if applicable).
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills.
  • Passion for women’s rugby and a commitment to fostering female talent.
  • Ability to motivate and inspire athletes.
  • Strong organizational and time management abilities.

How to Apply: Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their CV and a cover letter detailing their experience and suitability to the post. Please send your application to Senior.Team.Manager@rli.ie with the subject line “Women’s Head Coach Application”

Application Deadline: 10th November 2023

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