Post sponsored by

Source: MIL-OSI Submissions

Source: Auckland Rugby League


The Auckland Rugby League’s Junior Club Coordinator pilot programme has kicked off, with four clubs now trialling Junior Club Coordinators who will act as link between their club’s junior coaches and the ARL throughout 2021. 


The roles will be trialled at the Glenfield, Pakuranga, Otara and Te Atatu clubs, with the coordinators serving as a support person for coaches and charged with facilitating a variety of different programmes and initiatives at their club, which are targeted towards enhancing a positive and inclusive environment. 


The coordinators will also help deliver the ARL’s Tackle Confidence Programme, which is a mandatory part of the U6 grade under the Junior Development Framework


At the conclusion of this year’s pilot the programme will be reviewed, with the potential for it to expand in 2022. 


ARL game development and participation manager Sam Cawdron said that with clubs spread across the Auckland region, the need is there for someone to be at club level to offer assistance to junior coaches on an ongoing basis. 


“Particularly for those who may be new to the game or new to coaching, having week in, week out support is key to their development as a coach and the continued growth of the junior game,”Cawdron said. 


“These roles will be in addition to the existing support and resources that the ARL provide coaches and will allow us to offer help on a more regular basis.”