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Senior XV Head Coach – Bowdon RUFC



Start Date

Job Description

Bowdon RUFC has an opportunity for an experienced Head Coach for their 1st XV and to oversee the coaching for all senior sides within the club for the 2013/14 season. Also they would be willing to support the mini & junior section, in the delivery of their training sessions, where necessary, throughout the season.

BRUFC are currently competing in South Lancs/Cheshire 1 at Level 7, we regularly field four senior teams supported by a fruitful Mini & Junior section. We are also proud of being recently successfully awarded RFU Club Accreditation.

The role:
Bowdon RUFC is looking for a qualified and experienced Head Coach who can take the club forward. He/she needs to provide a structured coaching programme on a weekly basis for all adult members of the club, both pre-season and throughout the playing season, as well as demonstrate the ability to lead a team on and off the pitch. Bowdon RUFC are open to a non-playing or player-coach in the role.


  • Managing, coaching and leading the forwards/backs coaches and first-team squad. Encourage participation, whilst developing individual skill and confidence
  • Developing match preparation of first-team squad. Have excellent written and verbal communication skills, being approachable at all times
  • Monitoring the development of unidentified talented players. Continuously building team spirit and galvanising camaraderie
  • Plan and deliver twice-weekly coaching sessions (Tuesday and Thursday), both team- and individual-based. Be well-organised and a good timekeeper
  • Develop the 1st XV playing strategy, promoting fair play, team standards and upholding the core values of rugby
  • Support the 1st XV during competitive matches. Working at all times with relevant stakeholders to recruit players and retain players
  • Provide competitive match analysis to generate continuous improvement. Representing the club professionally at all times


  • Bowdon RUFC seeks an experienced and successful rugby coach at senior and preferably also junior level (this activity will require references)
  • Will hold an RFU level 2 qualification or be willing to commit to achieving level 3 within a year of appointment. Or equivalent UK, Europe and international credentials
  • Will need to possess a current and valid CRB disclosure certificate


  • Remuneration to be agreed with the right candidate

Anyone wishing to apply, please do so by email. Attach a covering letter followed by a one-page CV.
Please email – Myles Kitchener on

The closing date for applications is April 30, 2013.

Interviews will commence throughout May and the successful candidates will be required to plan pre-season training in June 2013 with pre season commencing in July 2013.

Application Deadline

30 April 2013

Closing Date

30 April 2013