2019 Falcons Junior Development Staff Application

The Sunshine Coast Junior Rugby League is calling nominations for staff to assist with their Falcons Development teams for the 2019 season.

Positions are being sort for the U13,14, 15 and 16 Boys and U14, 16 Girls. Positions available and minimum requirements for these teams are as follows,

  • Coach - Minimum requirement, NRL International Games Coach
  • League Safe - Minimum requirement, League Safe Certificate
  • Manager - Managerial experience with club team is desirable.
  • Sports Trainer - Minimum NRL Level 1 Sports Trainer.

Please note all positions are voluntary based roles.

It is important that all applicants note the below 2019 SCJRL Development Program and determine that they will be available for the proposed dates. * Also please note the below explanation around boundary changes to the development program e.g. Black, Gold and White

27th of March Development Teams Training TBA
31st of March Development Teams Training TBA
3rd of April Development Teams Training TBA

6th of April SCJRL District Trials U13, 14 Boys and U14 Girls Maroochydore
7th of April SCJRL District Trials U15, 16 Boys and U16 Girls Maroochydore

To be considered for a representative role within Sunshine Coast Junior Rugby League for the 2019 season, please complete the 2019 Falcons Staff Application Form and return to repscjrl@falcons.com.au by close of business on Monday the 4th of March 2019.

*Our Development teams have traditionally run on geographical lines with Gold representing the Northern section of the coast, White the Central, and Black the Southern. This is a throwback to when we used to compete at a 47th Battalion Carnival with South Burnett, Bundaberg and Fraser Coast for selection of a Wide Bay side to compete at the State Carnival. Since the introduction of Central Division competing at the state carnival, and the subsequent introduction of the Central Divisional carnival to select a Crows side, we have stopped competing at 47th Battalion and started to conduct our own local trials, but had been maintaining the same Black/Gold/White geographical makeup of the sides. We have come to find that this has presented us with logistical challenges, especially when trying to find coaches and staff to fill roles in each geographical region, and practicality issues when it came to selection, whereby in some cases we had vast differences in skill/development levels in some geographic regions to others, leading to mismatched trials making selecting the strongest possible divisional sides a challenge for selectors.

This year, we have done away with these geographical lines, and will be selecting Gold/Black/White teams based on the best possible players across the entire league, with a view to creating 3 sides (or 2 in the girls) of equal ability. The other advantage of this system is that each age group will then be able to train together (Gold/Black/White) at a central location under the guidance of the divisional coach so that there will be consistency in the developmental coaching and skills progression of these players, again with a view to ensuring the best possible coaching and development outcome for our divisional sides. We are very positive about this change in our philosophy, and hope you join us in supporting this developmental process.