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Vacancy: Assistant Coach - Seniors

30 Sep 2019 10:19 AM | David Jacobs (Administrator)

Vacancy: Assistant Coach - Senior Teams

Abu Dhabi Harlequins are seeking to expand their senior squad coaching team for the coming season(s). The successful applicant shall work alongside the Head Coach and be responsible for delivering coaching elements as directed by the Head Coach.There will also be a particular focus on helping to develop individual skills throughout the squad. You shall also provide key feedback to individual players on performance feeding into the selection process.

Key Responsibilities for the role include:


In conjunction with the Head Coach prepare a season development plan with both macro and micro development cycles


Plan and deliver individual training sessions linking into the season development plan objectives


Develop individual player skills to benefit both the player and the team

 - Evaluation of Individual player & team Performance to feedback into player development & coaching plans


Make team selections along with the Head Coach in liaison with the Senior XV coaches


Taking an active role pitch side at home and away fixtures with the 1st XV & 2nd XV

 - Provide feedback to Abu Dhabi Harlequins Board of Directors through regular discussions with the Director of Rugby

The successful candidate will preferably be qualified to World Rugby (or equivalent) Level 2 or have a good playing background, and be willing to work toward World Rugby Level 3. Abu Dhabi Harlequins shall support and encourage you in your coaching development with UAE CPD attendance encouraged. You shall also be able to demonstrate high personal standards, good communication and motivational skills while providing strong leadership.

Training takes place at Zayed Sports City at 7pm on Monday and Wednesday with games on Friday and expectation will be for the successful candidate to attend all where possible.

This position is a non paid role (however reasonable expenses will be covered) and is an ideal opportunity for someone to step into coaching either in the latter stages of their playing career or for someone wishing to develop their existing coaching skills further.

Applicants should send a coaching CV and covering email to our Director of Rugby at dor@abudhabiquins.com to discuss and apply for the position.

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