Northern Rugby Club Coaching Vacancies

by Rugby Vic Media

Northern Panthers Rugby Club (Melbourne, Australia) is calling for Expressions of Interest for Coaches, Assistant Coaches, Managers and First Aid Personnel for the 2020 season.

Anybody interested in filling the above positions at Northern Rugby Club for the 2019 season please contact Andrew “Bully” Shaw, Director of Coaching or 0411798229.

Last Season saw Northern Panthers field two Senior Men’s Teams with both teams playing in the preliminary semifinals of the Premiership and Premier Reserve Competition. We also fielded youth girls and a Senior Women’s Team who were runners up in the Women’s Competition.

Northern Panthers currently has a vast range of experienced coaches at both junior and senior level with many years of experience, both in Australia and Overseas that are willing to assist and mentor any new coaches in the club.

Northern Panthers have recently had three members of the Rebels U19 Squad, One Wallaby, Three members of the current Melbourne Rebels Squad, 5 members of the Rebels Super W Squad, One member of the men’s Aussie 7s Squad, plus numerous junior state representatives have all played either junior or senior rugby with the Northern Panthers.

We are looking at continued growth in the coming years.

Northern Panthers will be fielding the following teams in 2020:

  • 2 x Senior Teams in the Premiership Competition
  • 1 x Women’s Team
  • 1 x Youth Girls Team
  • Several other junior teams

If you are interested in becoming involved with the club, please contact us on the above email with the following information


Position applied for:

Relevant Qualifications:

Preferred Age Group:

Experience: (number of years you have been coaching and at what level)

For those applying for coaching roles a brief Coaching Ethos:

Each team also requires the following

  • Coach
  • Assistant Coach (at least one) teams can have more than 1 Assistant Coach.
  • Manager
  • First Aider

Minimum Requirements:

Minimum requirements for Senior Coaches Level 2 Coaching Qualification for Senior Head Coach.

Minimum requirement for Assistant Coaches is a current Smart Rugby Qualification (available online) Level 1 Coaching Qualification, or Foundation Course working towards Level 1 qualification.

Minimum requirement for coaching at Northern Panthers is a current Smart Rugby Qualification (available online) and Coaching Kids Rugby Qualification.

Minimum requirement for anybody involved with any junior team at Northern Panthers is a Working with Children Check.

Minimum requirement for Medical Personnel is a current Level 2 First Aid certificate.

If you do not have any of the above mentioned minimum qualifications, you may still apply for the position and attend the relevant courses during the season. Funding by the club may be available if you have committed to one of the above roles subject to approval from the committee.