Appointment of 2018 Premier Grade Coach

Wanneroo Districts Rugby Union Football Club Inc is proud to announce the appointment of its new premier grade coach for the 2018 season. Stephen Cavanagh (aka Festa) is a loyal Wanneroo man having played 100+ first grade games for the club. He has been been coaching the colts and involved with the Western Force future force program. Congratulations Festa!!

Wanneroo Rugby Head Coach Vacancy (2018 Season)

Wanneroo Districts Rugby Union Football Club is seeking a Premier Grade Head Coach for the 2018 season.

The part-time position presents an opportunity for a highly motivated person to work with the other club coaches, oversee the development program, strength and conditioning, and coach first grade in Western Australia’s Premier Grade Competition.

The Club’s primary goal is to Better the Player, Better the Person and Better the Community.

This frames our focus on an already strong club culture. The Club actively supports aspirational players, coaches and managers and we look forward to furthering our recent history of providing a platform for those associated with the Club to reach the next level of their goals.

The Role:
Reporting ultimately to the Club’s Board but day to day involvement with the Director of Rugby.
The Head Coach will be responsible for:

  • providing direction and leadership for all grade and colts teams including coaches and support staff
  • align technical strategy across all teams for future development and success
  • the performance of the 1st Grade team
  • overseeing and managing individual development plans for players
  • managing support staff including medical and strength and conditioning experts.
  • identify retention/development needs of current players
  • identify recruitment requirements to build a strong on field platform that fits with the Club Culture
  • ability to work within the rugby budget – noting management of overall budget is done by the Board.
  • report to the Board on a monthly basis, including on field performance, injury management and player development strategies

An agreed set of performance indicators will be put in place with the successful candidate to ensure clarity of expectations. The successful applicant will hold a minimum of a World Rugby (Level 3) accreditation.

Starting date, remuneration and length of tenure will be negotiated with the successful applicant.

For further information or submission of a resume, application and referee details contact

Applications close COB Friday 15th September 2017, with an appointment expected by the end of September.