Keltics Academy Job Postings – Academy Director & Skills Coach
Rugby NS is hiring 2 Academy Directors (Halifax & Windsor) and 2 Academy Skills Coaches (Halifax & Windsor) for the 2022 Academy Season.
Please click below for full job specifications.
To apply please send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line of the email.
Rugby NS Rookie Rugby School Liaison – Job Posting
|Rookie Rugby School Liaison||
(6-9 hours per week)
|Halifax Regional School Board||
|4-6 hours on field coaching
2 hours of prep time per week
1 hour of admin per week
|$5000 over 4 pay periods (September, October, November, December)||
Length of Contract:
|September 7th until December 16th with possible re-new in January 2023|
|September 7th, 2022|
Email Resume to:
Subject Line: Rookie Rugby School Liaison Application
Role and Responsibilities
• Plan and deliver introductory Rookie Rugby sessions for after school Excel programming
• Liaison with Excel Programs daily to confirm start times and expectations
• Create and deliver promotional materials as requested by Excel Programming (flyers)
• Assist in planning and facilitating Rugby Nova Scotia fundraising events
• Lead Rugby representative for all Milk Sports Fairs in NS
• Manage the Rugby Nova Scotia social media platforms and provide website content
• Other duties as applicable
Qualifications and Education Requirements
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Level 1 NCCP Certification required, Level 2 considered an asset
• Proficient computer skills (MS Word, Excel, Outlook, Internet)
• Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
• Ability to work flexible hours (some weekend and evening work is required)
• Knowledge of sport and of the Rookie Rugby Program is required
• Experience in program planning or delivery, particularly for children and youth, considered an asset
• Position requires access to a reliable source of transportation and own computer and cell phone
• Experience coaching Rookie Rugby aged athletes, men and women
• Experience working individually
• Experience working in Halifax Regional School Board
Rugby NS Summer Jobs 2022
Rugby Nova Scotia is looking to hire for the following positions for the 2022 season (please click on job title for full job details):
- Coordinator of Youth Recreational and Leisure Activities Program
- Participation and Club Development Coordinators (2)
All applications must be submit by email to email@example.com no later than May 31st at 11:59pm.
Rugby Nova Scotia would like to acknowledge the Government of Canada as proud funding partners for these positions which have been made possible by the Canada Summer Jobs Program.
Canada Summer Jobs is an initiative of the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy, which aims to provide flexible and holistic services to help all young Canadians develop the skills and gain paid work experience to successfully transition into the labour market.
The Canada Summer Jobs program objectives align with the redesigned Youth Employment and Skills Strategy and are as follows:
- provide quality work experiences for youth
- respond to national and local priorities to improve access to the labour market for youth who face unique barriers
- provide opportunities for youth to develop and improve their skills
The program provides wage subsidies to employers from not-for-profit organizations, the public sector, and private sector organizations with 50 or fewer full-time employees, to create quality summer work experiences for young people aged 15 to 30 years. Funded employers are not restricted to hiring students — all youth aged 15 to 30 years may be eligible participants.
In delivering on the program objectives, the Government of Canada aims to ensure that youth job opportunities funded by the program take place in safe, inclusive, and healthy work environments free from harassment and discrimination.
High Performance Men’s Rugby Returns To Nova Scotia
HIGH PERFORMANCE MEN’S RUGBY RETURNS TO NOVA SCOTIA
WITH THE INAUGURAL COAST TO COAST CUP
Halifax, NS (May 10, 2022) Rugby Nova Scotia, in partnership with the Toronto Arrows Academy and Rugby
Canada, is pleased to announce the Coast to Coast Cup, a new high performance development men’s rugby
event to be held in Halifax May 28 to June 4, 2022.
The tournament will feature host team the Atlantic Selects along with the Toronto Arrows Academy and Canada
West Selects, with 90 of Canada’s best domestic rugby players, the majority under the age of 25.
The Halifax-based Atlantic Selects, founded in October 2021 to continue the proud tradition of the Atlantic Rock,
faced the Arrows in Toronto last October and, more recently, defeated the New England Independents in
Boston. The Arrows Academy is represented by top athletes in the development stream of Major League Rugby’s
Toronto Arrows. The Canada West Selects will be making their first appearance as a team when they take to the
field for a tune up match against the American Raptors on May 14.
“This event brings three matches of fast, exciting rugby to Halifax, as we raise the profile of the sport and bring
more big events to our city and region, “said Atlantic Selects General Manager and local event lead Dr. John
“More games at this level will make all of our up-and-coming players better and pave a renewed development
pathway to both Major League Rugby and our National Programs,” added Phil Mack, the
Canada West Head Coach.
“This level of high performance play is what helps build rugby at the grassroots community level,” says Halifax based
Rugby Canada board member Phil Otto. “I’m excited for what this event will do to help build the rugby
brand in our region and encourage kids to remain engaged in rugby.”
Game 1 tickets will go on sale at noon ADT Tuesday, May 17 at www.ticketmaster.ca
For VIP boxes, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Gillis as noted below.
Tickets for Games 2 and 3 will be available at the gate for $20 adults, $10 youth, or in advance for $15/5 by
Game 1 May 28: Atlantic Selects vs. Toronto Arrows, Wanderer’s Ground, Halifax, 7:30 PM ADT
Game 2 May 31: Canada West Selects vs. Toronto Arrows, Graves-Oakley Park, Halifax 6 PM ADT
Game 3 June 4: Atlantic Selects vs. Canada West Selects- Graves-Oakley Park, Halifax, 4 PM ADT
For further information contact Dr. Gillis at email@example.com or 9024885445
VIP boxes- offering food and drink service, both pre booked and on order.
VIP Skybox Centre 8 seats- $560 plus HST.
VIP Side line, 22 yards line, 12 seats $600 plus HST.
VIP End Goal, 20 seats, $800 plus HST.
Premium Seating- with table Service
Premium touchline Grandstand side- $60 per person plus HST and any fees (2 seat minimum)
Premium Corner tables- $240 plus HST and any fees (tables of 4)
Grandstand seating- Food and Beverage service available in area behind seats
Sideline Centre Grandstand 104- $30 adult, $20 student/youth, plus HST and fees
Sideline Near Centre Grandstand 103 and 105 $25 adult, $15 student/youth, plus HST and fees
Sideline 22 yard line Grandstand 102 and 106, $20 adult, $10 student/youth, plus HST and fees
Sideline Goal line Grandstand 101 and 107, $15 adult, $10 student/youth, plus HST and fees.
Endline Grandstand 108 109 110 111 – $15 adult with $10 student/youth fill in as required
Atlantic Super League 2022
(April 8th, 2022) – We are pleased to announce that Atlantic Super League Rugby will be back for the 2022. Reformed in 2018, the Super League created a crucial bridge between club, CRC, and National team play. Senior Men’s & Women’s teams representing the NS Keltics, PEI Abbies and New Brunswick Spruce as well as Newfoundland Rock men will have round robin play through April and May. For the men the season is culminating in final matches played in Newfoundland on May 22nd.
“It is great to see the return of the Atlantic Super League to provide a higher level of competition to showcase the talent bases in the Atlantic region. The full schedule in 2022 is a welcome return and the players are excited to take the pitch and show the work out in over the last 2 years.” said Rugby NS President, Chad Mahoney.
In his first season, Sr. Women’s Head Coach Matt Melanson echoed the sentiments: “We’re excited to get going and to have the opportunity to compete over a full season full of fixtures. It will give us a chance to balance keeping our high performance players engaged and prepared while also working younger players into the squad.”
Make sure to follow all of the Provincial Unions on Social Media for up-to-the-minute photos, videos and other information:
Keltics Men’s Schedule:
Internal Mens Trial, April 16th, 2022
Newfoundland @ Keltics, April 24, 2022
Keltics @ PEI Abbies, May 7th, 2022
Gold and Bronze Final – Played in Newfoundland, May 22, 2022
Keltics Women’s Schedule:
Keltics @ Abbies, April 30th, 2022
Spruce @ Keltics, May 6, 2022
Abbies @ Keltics, May 8th, 2022
Keltics @ Spruce, May 21, 2022
Atlantic Final, May 28, 2022
Atlantic Selects To Face New England Freejacks In Boston
Atlantic Selects to Face New England Freejacks in Boston
The Atlantic Selects, Atlantic Canada’s renewed high performance Men’s Rugby team, announced today their 2nd ever match. The team was founded in the fall of 2021 to help rebuild high performance Rugby in Atlantic Canada, and travelled to Toronto in October to play the Toronto Arrows.
On April 30, 2022, the team will face the development team of Major League Rugby’s the New England Freejacks. The game will take place at the Freejacks’ home Veterans Memorial Stadium in Quincy, Massachusetts, with kickoff time yet to be announced.
The team will gather for a training camp in Halifax on April 26 and 27, bringing together players from all four Atlantic Provinces including players currently playing on the West Coast and several other locations. Final selections will be made based on prior performance, performance in the first weekend of the Eastern Canadian Super League, and at the camp.
“We are excited to restore the proud tradition of an Atlantic High Performance Rugby team and to help restore the pathway for top players from our region to rise from Club Rugby to the professional and National team ranks,” said Selects General Manager Dr. John Gillis.
Coach Jamie Cudmore added, “Since the end of the Canadian Rugby Championship a few years ago, there has been a real lack of top quality Canadian competition to help our players in all regions get better and take the next step they need to excel. This effort, coupled with the Arrows Academy and efforts underway in Western Canada will hopefully help restore a regular top level competition in Canada and with our neighbours to the South.”
The Selects are also slated to face the Arrows again, this time in Halifax at the end of May, with more details to come soon.
There are a limited number of seats on the bus available to friends and family of the team for the trip. The bus departs Halifax on April 28 at 10 am and returns late on Sunday May 1st. The bus will stop as required in New Brunswick to pick-up and drop players and fellow travelers. Cost for non-players is $519 including round trip transportation, 3 nights double occupancy in a hotel, and 3 breakfasts. There is a discount for triple, and possibly quad occupancy.
If interested in sponsoring, supporting or joining us, or for general info or questions, please reach out to Team Manager Sarah O’Connor at firstname.lastname@example.org, or GM John Gillis at email@example.com.
Selects Long List
Alex Forrest – Charlottetown RFC- Captain
Phil Lanthier- Charlottetown RFC
Tyler Matchem- Pictou County RFC/Pacific Pride
Edward Mahar- Moncton RFC
Mike McEachern- Halifax RFC
Sean Doyle- Charlottetown RFC
Jordan Power- Dogs RFC
Ethan McCarthy- TARS RFC
Jordon Montgomery- Charlottetown RFC/ Castaway Wanderers
Isaac Kelly- UBC
Liam Carter- Charlottetown RFC
Seif Sanad- TARS RFC
Sheldon Cudmore- Charlottetown RFC
Nigel Bannister- TARS RFC
Pat Davis- Charlottetown RFC
Tony Pomeroy- Baymen RFC
Brandon Power- Eastern Shore RFC/ TARS RFC
Johnny Cullen- Loyalists RFC/ Castaway Wanderers
Elliott Ryan- Ampo Ordizia (Spain)/ TARS RFC
Campbell Clarke- Swilers RFC/ McGill
Barnaby Dunscombe- TARS RFC
Lucas Shortall- Swilers RFC
Tom Jarman- TARS RFC
Sam Newhook- Baymen RFC
Adam Anshan- TARS RFC
JS Cook- Swiler’s RFC
Jesse Mckay- Moncton RFC
Keith Graham- TARS RFC/ James Bay
James Mitchell- Loyalists RFC/ Castaway Wanderers
Dexten Fox- Loyalists RFC
Cameron Pope- Halifax TARS RFC
Coach- Jamie Cudmore
Coach- David Jackson
Coach- Curtis Lauzon
Coach- Morgan Lovell
Coach- Jack Hanratty
Manager- Sarah O’Connor
High Performance Advisor- Dr. Brendan Parfrey
GM- Dr. John Gillis