Saturday’s A Rugby Day Classifieds

I get e-mails fairly regularly asking me to share that a team needs a coach, is looking for a game, and things like this. So I’m starting this post that will act as a “classifieds” section of the website.

I’ll post any classfieds type notices in here that you send in (or you can leave them yourself in the comments) and leave them up for a while. When they get old, I’ll strike them out or delete them. A link to this post will be under the resource links.

Saturday’s A Rugby Day!
– CLASSIFIEDS – Last Updated: January 18, 2007

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Position Announcement-Head Coach, Assistant Coach
Philadelphia Women’s Rugby is now accepting applications for the positions of Head Coach and Assistant Coach for spring 2007. In addition to providing compensation for coaching time, the club will cover all travel and coach development expenses. The ideal candidate has club-level coaching experience (men or women), is able to commit to weekly practices and games, and is interested in coaching both elite and developmental players. Applicants for the position of Head Coach should be able to effectively manage a coaching staff, plan for and facilitate all practices and training sessions, communicate clearly with all members of the club, provide regular feedback to players, and raise the overall level of play at PWRFC. Applicants for the position of Assistant Coach must be able to work with the Head Coach to design and implement practices and communicate with all players. He or she should be able to lead practices in the Head Coach’s absence. The ideal candidate will also have knowledge of the game that complements that of the Head Coach.

Philadelphia Women’s Rugby Football Club (PWRFC) was founded in 1976, making it the most established women’s rugby club in the Philadelphia area. PWRFC currently fields a competitive Senior side as well as Developmental side that compete in 15’s in the fall and spring and 7’s in the summer. Our Senior side competes in MARFU Division I and our Developmental side competes against Division I and II sides. Most recently our Senior side finished 9 th at the USA Round of 16 this past October. We are based in center city Philadelphia with two centrally located practice facilities and a dedicated rugby pitch for all home games. We practice on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and play a competitive schedule against teams in PA, DC, MD and VA. Philadelphia Women’s Rugby is made up of a group of over 45 players with various levels of experience. Some have played for many years, while others just joined us this year. We boast several USA Women’s National Team pool players, USA U23 Women’s National Team players, and MARFU and EPRU select side players. PWRFC aims to support all levels of play and aspirations and is searching for a head coach and assistant coach to support those goals.

Any interested party should forward his or her rugby resume along with a brief statement of coaching philosophy to Marianne Mancini, Club President, at president@pwrfc.org. The deadline for applications is January 19th, 2007. Questions and further information about the position can be obtained by emailing the Club President. More information about PWRFC can be obtained at www.pwrfc.org

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