Head Coach Position Available – RLN Junior Academy 2016

Rugby League Northland is seeking expressions of interest for the position of Head Coach, RLN Junior Academy 2016. The Coach will take lead role in aspects of skill development and technical field session planning, in conjunction with the Zone Academy Facilitator. An athlete centered philosophy is key to success in this role. Developing the athletes, physical, mental, technical, tactical and well-being is key in this program being measured as successful.

Swords Beaten but Proud of their Season

The Northern Swords finished their 2015 NZRL National Premiership campaign with another solid performance on Saturday, against the defending champions and 2015 finalists the Rockcote Canterbury Bulls. Even though the score board showed a 56 – 20 loss, there were again lots of positives to be had from the match. For the first 10 minutes it looked possible that the Swords may do the unthinkable and knock over the Bulls as the Swords looked structured and composed as they played out their sets and controlled the defense line. The Swords were the first team to score through play maker Kyle Hool, however this only spurned the Bulls pack into action. Led by inspiration Captain, Chris Bamford, the Bulls were able to gain momentum through their superior size and strength and were able to turn the smaller Swords players around and capitalise through their slick outside backs.