Independent Coaches

Gordon District Junior Rugby Union (GJRU) is responsible for the administration of junior rugby on the north shore of Sydney. Each year, boys & girls representing our eight village clubs have the opportunity to trial for GJRU in age groups from Under 10 to Under 18 for the honour of competing in the New South Wales Junior Rugby Union State Championships competition.

The GJRU Executive & Committee is seeking to ensure an open and transparent selection process for all players within the Gordon District seeking higher representative honours.

GJRU formally invites nominations for Independent Coaches for the U10 - Opens Age Groups for the 2018 Representative Season.

The objects of our GJRU Association are:

  1. To promote and foster the game of Rugby Union Football within the north shore of Sydney;
  2. To provide a pathway for elite junior Rugby Union Football players to higher honours;
  3. To select and coach representative teams in various competitions from time to time; and
  4. To provide support to the Affiliated Club Members in carrying out their Rugby Union Football activities.

For a person to be appointed as a Coach of a GJRU Representative Team that person;

(a) must hold the appropriate coaching qualifications being a minimum of Level 1 Coaching Certificate to qualify to coach Under 10s to Under 14s and a Level 2 Coaching Certificate to qualify to coach Under 15s to Under 17s.

(b) must commit without reservation to giving priority to developing the skills of the individual players in the context of coaching the team by reference to age appropriate skill sets.

(c) must be available to:

(i) attend all “Coach the Coaches” sessions conducted by the GJRU Committee.
(ii) attend appropriate skills sessions to which will be invited the Independent Selectors, the players who wish to be considered for selection in the team you are coaching and the Coaches of the District’s club teams for that specific age group. These sessions are designed to create a greater opportunity for the Coach and Selectors to assess the ability of players prior to trial games and to promote co-operation between the District’s club coaches of that particular age group.
(iii) attend to view prospective player’s trialling for representative team selection where available at club trial games and, as a minimum, at the All Gordon Trials and Representatives Selection Day.
(iv) Attend at least one SJRU Club game for each of the highest graded teams from each Gordon Junior village club, prior to selections.
(d) must be approved by the GJRU Committee following recommendation from the Representative Co-ordinator.
(e) must complete and submit the relevant declaration in respect of working with children.
(f) must abide by the Junior Rugby Union Code of Conduct.

GJRU Rep coaches CANNOT be involved with a village club team in the same age group in any capacity. This includes coach, assistant coach, manager, trainer etc.  They are free to coach a village club team in a different age group.  This is not open to negotiation or dispensation.