There would be no club without volunteers. No children running around at training on a Saturday morning. No girls’ rugby. No senior team togging out for a cup match.
This is all achieved through countless hours by volunteers, giving of their time. Every hour they give makes a difference. And so can you!
How? That depends on you.
There are currently over 60 roles at the club so there are loads of positions within the club to choose from. There is a great blend of on and off the field activities (so don’t worry if you still get flummoxed by the rules of rugby!!).
Of those 60 roles, we are currently actively recruiting for around 20. You’ll find a list of these roles detailed below.
Coaching experience would be preferred along with a decent knowledge of rugby. You will have the opportunity to do Munster coaching courses. All coaches must be vetted by the Child Welfare officer. Responsible for player development.
Mentoring youth players is critical to speeding up their development and increases the chances they stay with the club through to senior level.
Youth Membership Officer
In order to be able to field youth teams, and raise performance through increased competition, the club needs to retain its youth players but also entice back any players who leave. This role primarily involves engaging with parents of youth players who drop out to see why they dropped out and whether they might be tempted back.
Coaching experience is essential and coaches would ideally have completed IRFU coaching courses. The club is looking for coaches of all types from fitness coaches to position-specific specialist coaches. Responsible for player development.
Every team needs a manager and this is particularly true for senior teams. The manager is responsible for coordinating the work of the coaches, planning for games and picking the team. Also responsible for player recruitment.
No experience is needed. Just a love of rugby and bags of energy and enthusiasm! You will have the opportunity to do Munster coaching courses so don’t worry about the rules of rugby. First aid courses will also be offered. All coaches must be vetted by the Child Welfare officer.
Work with the Public Relations Officer to promote the club, build the brand, contribute and filter and guide the social media presence.
Manage advertising and sponsorship programmes for the club to create sustainable income and use the club assets to its full potential.
Responsible for recruiting, training and engaging a team of volunteers. Be the point of contact.
Major Events Coordinators
Plan, organise and deliver major events such as Open Day, Christmas party, AGM etc.
School Liaison Officer
To create mutually beneficial links with local education institutions.
Plan, organise and lead a team to raise funds for the club.
Responsible for helping create a positive environment for parents at minis training.
To develop a coaching structure and promote the development of all coaches within the club.
Adding a transition officer position to a club structure is a simple and effective way of addressing Youth player loss and
will create clear lines of responsibility and have tangible impact on the retention of players.
Assist the Chairperson with the day-to-day running of the club.
Represent the club when the President isn’t available.
To build the club’s profile in the public and private sectors and help the Commercial Manager explore opportunities.
Adult Membership Officer
To grow the club needs to increase the number of non-playing adult members. To facilitate this the club should make membership as attractive as possible. The Membership Development Officer would therefore develop the package offered to club members (international tickets, reductions etc) while also seeking to entice back former members.
Walking Rugby Coordinator
Coordinate and publicise the club’s Walking Rugby Activities. Organise training. Make contact with other clubs around Ireland and the UK with a view to organising tournaments.
We know time is key. Gone are the days of asking people to “Give a hand”. Life is too hectic for all of us. Instead, our approach is to say “here is a role, here are the hours involved, are you interested?”
Don’t see anything that interests you? No problem – just get in touch anyway and we can build a tailored role that suits your availability and skills. Killarney RFC is a club for everyone!
Remember, every hour makes a difference! Make yours!
Want to volunteer your time or skills to the club? Fill out the form below: