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MRP Coaches

Coaches are passionate about supporting young people with disability to be the best they can be, both on and off the field.

Coaches help their team learn rugby and social skills during training and on game days. Coaches are supported by PlayerMentors and Allied Health professionals.

If you are interested in joining the Modified Rugby Program as a coach, email tony@gingercloud.org

Please Note: This is a paid role. Blue Card/Working with Vulnerable People Card and ABN required. 

 

What is involved with being a Coach? 

  • The MPR season runs from March to June.
  • Involves one weekly training session plus a Saturday morning game, reporting and invoicing - 4-5hr commitment per week. 
  • Coaching experience preferred - rugby experience not necessary.
  • Opportunity to play an exhibition match at half time at a major stadium.
  • 2-3 hours of disability and inclusive practices training. This includes learning drills, skills and rules of the Modified Rugby Program.
  • Coaches are aged 17+.
  • Blue Card/Working with Vulnerable People Card and ABN required.

Please Note: Coaches must be available for all dates on the MRP Calendar. 

 

What is GingerCloud's MRP division structure? 

The MRP has 4 divisions, within which there are specific structural, Allied Health, and coaching modifications based on the varying needs of MRP Players both on and off the field. 

  • MRP Juniors (7-13 years) and MRP Colts (16-25) years) Players are individually matched with a PlayerMentor for support, guidance and friendship on the rugby field and beyond.
  • MRP 7s and MRP 7s Plus division (assessed by on-field skill ability) Players are higher skilled and are supported by PlayerMentors as a team, with no specific MRP Player having their own PlayerMentor.