Youth Development Manager

The Board of Directors are asking for expressions of interest for the role of Youth Development Manager.  Refer below for details.

Expressions must be in writing to the Secretary by April 30th 2017.

Any questions please contact Shane Bird - or 027 2333 263.


This role is under the direct control of the NZRCA Board of Directors

All decisions are to be approved by relevant members of the Board


NZRCA Board of Directors – one director will be assigned as the direct liaison

NZRCA Secretary

Coaching Team as appointed by NZRCA Directors

All NZRCA youth with current membership and their parents or guardians

NZRCA Affiliated clubs chosen to host challenge or run clinics

Australian associations that host challenge

NZRCA appointed travel agent


Organise team uniforms as required in-conjunction with NZRCA Secretary

Organise sale of Calendars including assignment of responsible people in each island to co-ordinate calendar distribution, sales and collection of monies

Organise fund raising and sponsorship opportunities

Forward results, photos, reports etc. to NZRCA Secretary as soon as possible at conclusion of competition

Ensure that necessary paperwork is completed for clinics and challenges such as application, consent and entry forms. If requested by the Board paperwork should be signed and returned on time.

Ensure that income and expenditure is recorded and activities fall within monies available

All invoices for payment to be forwarded to NZRCA Secretary for payment


These will be run in each island but the Manager does not have to attend. They will be run with assistance from Board of Directors.

All current financial Youth should be invited and encouraged to attend

To be confirmed or organized if required – venue, coaches, catering, stock

Coaching clinics will be used to select representative teams. Recommendations for selection can be made to the board but the team will be selected by the NZRCA Board of Directors

If required funding can be applied for from the NZRCA Coaching and Development Fund

For Trip to Australia

The Manager will accompany the team and will not be expected to coach but can if able

Liaise with relevant Australian Assn regarding challenge dates

Organise airfares, accommodation, vans usually through travel agent

Communicate with travelling team members and their families from as soon as team is announced

Assign responsibilities to travelling adults such as coaching and catering

Ensure that costs are established well before trip and inform board so that invoices can be sent out

Plan catering and establish shopping lists

Set itinerary for each day of trip

For NZ Challenges

Organise venues for Challenge.

Liaise with host Club re stock, format, catering etc.

Organise Barrel horses for visitors

Organise accommodation options etc for visiting Australian team

Be responsible for team while assembled for Challenge.