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Position available - Head Coach

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Head Coach

North Otago is seeking applicants for the role of Head Coach for the 2013 Heartland Championship.

North Otago has a proud tradition of success in New Zealand provincial rugby competitions and the new coach will be motivated by success and the desire to create a winning culture.


The successful candidate will have outstanding leadership qualities, people management skills and passion for the game.
Whilst a proven track record in coaching is preferable, candidates with recent high performance playing careers should be encouraged to apply.

Address all applications to:

Colin Jackson
Chief Executive NORFU
PO Box 102, Oamaru, New Zealand
Email: colin.jackson@northotagorugby.co.nz

Applications close at 5pm on Friday 10th May


Rugby Extra

Old Boys and Valley head the Citizens Shield ladder after wins in the second round on Saturday. Old Boys battled to dominate Kurow but  eventually ran in four tries in its 24-16 win, while in a scrappy game Valley  although outscored three tries to two, saw the boot of Mark Roney carry them to a 21-17 win over Athletic Marist. Excelsior retained its unbeaten record with an 18-7 win over Maheno. 

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North Otago Rugby Review

OAMARU: Valley made an impressive start to its 2013 Citizens Shield season with a 34-7 win over Maheno in a belated first round game at Weston. But the opposition indicated that they won’t be the easybeats of last season holding Valley for the first 35 minutes before player changes later in the game saw side lose a little of its structure.

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North Otago Rugby

OAMARU: The North Otago Heartland side will be looking for a new coach after Barry Matthews announced that he would not be available for the 2013 season.Matthews a farmer/stock agent has decided to take time out with his young family after  three seasons with North Otago, which included a Meads Cup victory in 2010. Over that three year period under Matthews, North Otago played 30 matches including two Ranfurly Shield games, won 21,drew one and lost eight for a 70% success rate. The highlight being the Meads Cup victory over Wanganui in 2010 and two Meads Cup semi finals, but on both occasions lost to East Coast,17-23(2011) and 15-26(2012).

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