Job Advertisement: Wru National Fitness/conditioning Coach
22 May 2002 15:56pm
A highly motivated, self driven individual with good communication skills and a relevant academic sports science qualification is required by the welsh rugby union to fill this crucial role in its team management structure.
A proven track record in the preparation of international athletes is essential. In addition to preparing the national team for world cup, six nations and other test matches the successful applicant will also be charged with the co-ordination of the fitness programmes of all other national squads and the development of premier division club fitness programmes and coaches.
Enquiries about and written applications together with a comprehensive curriculum vitae for the post should be directed to:
SECRETARY THE WELSH RUGBY UNION,
CUSTOM HOUSE STREET,
CARDIFF, CF10 1RD.
OR ON E-MAIL TO firstname.lastname@example.org
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATION 27TH MAY 2002
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