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SPORTS OPPORTUNITY: Strength & Conditioning Internships Available for 2020

Tasman Rugby and Crusaders Academy

Strength & Conditioning Internships

The Tasman Rugby Union (TRU) and Crusaders Academy are searching for two (2) aspiring Strength & Conditioning Coaches to work alongside the TRU’s Head Strength & Conditioning Coach as a volunteer intern.

The successful applicants will assist the Head S&C with all aspects of both gym & on field, working with players and coaches from the Tasman Mako, Crusaders Academy, and the regions representative teams. We pride ourselves on developing exceptional men and women, in recent years we have produced 6 All Blacks, 11 Maori All Blacks and 7 All Black Sevens. In 2019, the Tasman Mako where undefeated winning the National Provincial Premiership title.

You will gain hands on experience in the development and delivery of strength, power, speed and conditioning as well as performance nutrition practices and training load monitoring within a high-performance environment in a world-class facility. You will also be encouraged to further grow your knowledge of sports science, injury prevention and rehabilitation.

Being involved in this high-performance environment that will provide the applicant with knowledge, mentoring, support and in-depth exposure to the role of a S&C. The internship can encompass your tertiary practicum/placement hours, as well as provide you with additional development opportunities.

The ideal applicants will have:

• Completed, or be completing, a sport exercise science degree (or equivalent)

• Sound knowledge of strength & conditioning principles

• A strong work ethic with a passion for rugby

• Some hands-on experience working with athletes

• A keen desire to learn coupled with a positive attitude

• Proficient with technology, data analysis & excel

• Great interpersonal & communication skills

These roles will be based at Tasman Rugby Union, Nelson, with an ability to travel within the region as/when required.   The role requires the ability to work varying operational hours which includes evenings and weekends.

Internship (1) Period: January – September

Internship (2) Period: June - November


Applications must include a CV and covering letter. Please forward your application to

Applications Close: 22nd November 2019