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McKeown Petroleum North Otago Rugby
North Otago Rugby is seeking applicants in the following coaching roles for the 2015 Representative season.
North Otago Under 16
North Otago Under 14

If you are passionate about North Otago Rugby and want to positively contribute towards developing our Heartland players of the future then pick up the coaching challenge and make a difference.

Expressions of interest should be addressed to:
Jason Forrest c/o North Otago Rugby
PO Box 102, Oamaru, New Zealand
Email: jason@northotagorugby.co.nz

2015 Heartland Coach appointed

The North Otago Rugby Union is delighted to announce that Barry Stevens has been appointed the McKeown Petroleum North Otago Head Coach for 2015.

Barry comes with widespread coaching experience which has included, Otago Development, U21, 20, 19s and Southern (Dunedin) Premier Team.

He has played over 150 Premier games for Southern and Valley (North Otago). Barry also represented North Otago between 1992-1995.

NORFU CEO, Colin Jackson said he was delighted with the quantity & quality of applicants for the Head Coaching position and this very much reflects the standing that North Otago has in New Zealand Provincial Rugby. Barry Stevens comes to us with a very good track record and is highly respected throughout Otago Rugby.

McKeown Petroleum North Otago Heartland Rugby Coach 2015

The NORFU Board invites applications for the position of Head Coach for the McKeown Petroleum Heartland Rugby Team for 2015.
The successful candidate will have a strong coaching background and a proven record in creating a winning culture.
The Heartland Coach will be responsible for establishing a team vision, team values, standards and protocols that fit within the goals of North Otago Rugby.
The coach will be a person who can build strong relationships with the clubs and have the ability to communicate a strategic winning formula.
Heartland Rugby is now seen as a pathway to higher playing and coaching honours therefore the successful candidate will be singularly driven, focussed and self- motivated to achieve.

Confidential applications including curriculum vitae can be emailed to: colin.jackson@northotagorugby.co.nz
Or post to:
Chief Executive
PO Box 102
Applications close Wednesday 24th December 2014.

2014 Loan player review

North Otago Rugby Loan Players

Loan players have become part and parcel of Heartland rugby since the early nineties and, as such, have come under positive and negative scrutiny from many quarters. Strong arguments stressed these introductions would mean local players would eventually be turned off the game through the inability to make the selection level. On the other hand, for many unions it became a method of survival, and our talented loan players lifted the quality of the representative side and rekindled the interest of patrons unimpressed by the downward drift of the local rugby side.