NZ Wheelchair Rugby Team Announcement

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NZ Wheelchair Rugby Team Announcement

The Wheel Blacks team for the 2017 Ken Sowden Cup, being held 7th to 9th of April at Pioneer Stadium in Christchurch is confirmed.

  • Gavin Rolton
  • Nat Manville
  • Cody Everson
  • Robbie Hewitt
  • Clayton Utia
  • Tyler Jennings
  • Hayden Barton Cootes
  • Cameron Leslie

NZ Wheelchair Rugby and the wheelchair rugby community hope for an enjoyable, challenging and successful tournament for the Wheel Blacks.

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2017 NZWR Support Staff Positions

NZ Wheelchair Rugby is seeking applications from those who are keen to support the Wheel Blacks over their 2017 season at training camps and tournaments.

This is an exciting opportunity to support the Wheel Blacks in their goal to achieving success at the 2018 IWRF Wheelchair Rugby World Championships, then onto the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games. 

A brief overview of the support positions available:

  • Team Manager - organise the team whilst on tour and be the general "go to person" for all matters and situations as they arise. Work closely with the Head Coach.
  • Carer staff – This role will assist with medical and daily needs for athletes and their assistance requirements.
  • Mechanic - sound mechanical knowledge as well as the ability to assist with lifting and shifting.
  • Video Analysis – must have knowledge of Apple computer use, video camera skills and will develop skills in game analysis software. This role involves working with players and Head Coach to view and analyse video footage.
  • General support staff - General support duties to whole team and staff as directed and needed.

Support staff will be selected per training camp, and per tournament reflecting the needs of each camp and tournament, not all positions will be required at each event.

All positions may be asked to assist, where necessary, with other duties.

Applications received will be kept for consideration across the year and we will be in touch with successful applicants four weeks prior to each event.

To apply for the above positions please email programme.manager@wheelchairrugby.org.nz with ‘Support Staff Position’ in the subject line. Specify which position, or positions, you are applying for with detail on your suitability for each role applied for.

All applications to be received by 5pm, Saturday the 11th of March 2017.

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NZWR Vacancies - Assistant Coach & National Selectors

NZ Wheelchair Rugby is seeking applications for the roles of Assistance Coach as well as National Selectors for the New Zealand National Team, namely the Wheel Blacks.  

Position descriptions detail the requirements for the roles and are linked, as above, for your consideration. Please forward this information to colleagues who would be interested in these roles.

Applications close midday Tuesday, 31st January 2017. Please email your application to the email address Admin@wheelchairrugby.org.nz with the subject line of 'Assistant Coach', or 'National Selector'. 

We look forward to receiving applications for these roles.

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Call for Applications - IWRF Standing Committees

The International Wheelchair Rugby Federation is seeking qualified individuals to serve on the following Standing Committees 2017 & 2018.

  • IWRF Classification Committee
  • IWRF Competitions Committee
  • IWRF Development Committee
  • IWRF Technical Committee

Application document here.

 

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NZWR Programme Manager Appointed

Congratulations to Sasha Wright on her appointment as New Zealand Wheelchair Rugby’s Programme Manager for the high performance wheelchair rugby team, the Wheel Blacks. Sacha will be supporting NZWR and the Wheel Blacks team toward success at the IWRF 2018 World Championships. The Programme Manager role has a focus on assisting the head coach to develop and adapt the campaign programme, as well as organising the logistics in getting the Wheel Blacks team to each event.

 

As the outgoing Programme Manager, NZWR and the wheelchair rugby community thank Cherie Porter for her tireless contribution to the Wheel Blacks team over the past six years.Cherie has more than fulfilled the role of project manager for the Wheel Blacks, managing logistics for the team both within New Zealand and at international events, ensuring that everything ran smoothly. NZWR are honoured to have Cherie remain on the committee leading the high Performance portfolio and to support the transition of Sacha into the Programme Manager role.

 

Once again, the NZ Wheelchair rugby community are fortunate to have such volunteers who continue to commit to our sport by donating their time and energy. A great thank you to Cherie and a big welcome to Sacha.

 

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Andy Chittock - NZ Wheelchair Rugby Head Coach

Congratulations to Andy Chittock on his appointment as New Zealand Wheelchair Rugby’s Head Coach for the high performance wheelchair rugby team, the Wheel Blacks. Andy will be coaching the Wheel Blacks toward success at the 2018 World Championships. This is Andy's second term as Head Coach and we are excited that Andy has the opportunity to grow on the successes of his first term.

 

This is another example of the ongoing commitment and effort that volunteers give to our sport. Andy and the team have our full support on their journey to the Worlds and we wish you every success along the way. 

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