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Blackrock Seeks Women's AIL Coaches

Blackrock College RFC is seeking to appoint a Head Coach for its Women’s AIL 1st XV and assistant coaches for the 2024/25 season

Over the last number of years Blackrock College RFC has developed some of the best facilities and support structures in Irish club rugby and this is an exciting opportunity to stamp your mark on a club with a proud rugby history.

The Club has roles to fill with the AIL 1st XV and 2nd XV sides.


In conjunction with the Director of Rugby, the successful applicant will lead the Women’s Rugby agenda within the Club. The successful applicants will work with team management and the rugby leadership team to create processes, training plans and an environment that will continue to develop players to meet their potential as rugby players and people.

Key Responsibilities

  • To lead the coaching programme for the Women’s Rugby.

  • Plan the coaching programme for the season.

  • Own all elements of forward pack training programs and match strategies.

  • With the Director of Women's Rugby lead the recruitment process to identify and evaluate potential new players

  • Develop game and training strategies aligned to the ability of the playing squad.

  • Plan, prepare and deliver coaching sessions for the Women’s squad ensuring that all sessions are designed to develop the skills and understanding of the players.

  • Lead match day processes and implement in conjunction with team management.

  • Evaluate all coaching sessions and games with the coaching team and players.

  • Provide feedback to coaches, players and appropriate club committees

  • Lead the team culture, working with other team management to ensure the team is organised, disciplined and has a positive team spirit ensuring the team had pride in themselves, their Club and their sponsors



  • IRFU accredited coaching qualification or demonstrable similar national body accreditation.

  • Knowledge of the IRFU LTPD pathway and how the AIL plays a role in the transition.

  • Ability to coach the forwards related set piece roles (scrum / lineout)

  • Demonstrable experience of team environments

  • Sound understanding of the technical and tactical elements within the preparation for performance rugby.

  • AIL coaching experience is desirable


Key Qualities

  • Leadership

  • Technical Knowledge

  • Player Management

  • Planning and communication skills

  • Commitment and enthusiasm


Please forward CV’s and a cover letter outlining your suitability for the role to  Subject: AIL Women’s Head Coach


Applications Close: June 18th 


Due to the expected high number of applications we will only be able to respond to successful applicants.

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