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The NSW Rugby Union and the Waratahs are one of the leading rugby organisations in the world and are pivotal to the success of rugby in Australia.
The NSW Rugby Union’s vision is to be the leading provincial rugby organisation in the world. To do this the NSW Rugby Union and the Waratahs must develop world class, elite players, coaching staff and facilities across NSW, enticing and retaining talented athletes, from juniors through to Super Rugby.
The NSW Rugby Union aims to be the pride and inspiration of NSW, on and off the field.
The General Manager (GM) Rugby shapes the strategy for the performance of elite players in NSW rugby teams and player pathways.
The position is a key leadership role within NSW Rugby Union and reports into the CEO. Working closely with the CEO and Head Coach to lead Rugby strategy and High-Performance across the Organisation and impacting Rugby right across the State.
The GM Rugby is integral in driving the strategic implementation, growth, development and management of high-performance programs and systems – from the elite youth development through to supporting the senior divisions of rugby in the State of New South Wales. The role will impact and lead across the Pathway for both Men’s and Women’s, Elite Academies, Schools, Community and Grassroots. They will support the Elite Grade for all age groups including the Super Rugby Team.
The Role reports into the CEO and sits alongside the Waratahs Head Coach in leading the High-Performance program for NSW Rugby Union and the NSW Waratahs. The role will work closely with the CEO and Head Coach to establish the behaviours, standards, and protocols that align with the vision of NSW Rugby and support the ambitious goal for the NSW Waratahs.
The GM Rugby will be responsible for developing and implementing performance strategies which drive continuous improvement which leads to on-field success and ultimately ensures the long-term success of the NSW Rugby and our high-performance rugby programs.
The role is also the Secretary for the Board High-Performance Committee (HPC) and attends all HPC meetings.
While the Head Coach will lead the dedicated Waratahs staff, the GM Rugby will lead the Super W and Elite Youth Development programs and Teams.
For more information on the Behavioural Characteristics required, please download the attached Candidate Brief.
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