Summer Rugby Jobs in BC: Apply for 85 Paid Positions Now!

BC Rugby and BC Grassroots Rugby Foundation combine to offer 85 paid roles this Summer

May 19, 2021 – Vancouver, BC: Want to work in Rugby this summer?

BC Rugby is delighted to announce funding has been granted for 85 paid Rugby roles throughout British Columbia this summer, thanks to the Canada Summer Jobs Program.

This will include 39 paid positions across multiple roles with BC Rugby and 46 paid positions across multiple roles with BC Grassroots Rugby Foundation. Combined, this provides 85 paid positions to get involved in Rugby this summer.

“While we wait to learn what restrictions outdoor sport will be operating under this summer, this recruitment drive is the first step towards what we hope will be a fun-filled summer with plenty of Rugby.”Annabel Kehoe, CEO of BC Rugby

Both BC Rugby and BC Grassroots Rugby Foundation are focused on providing several opportunities for young people to reconnect with Rugby, or discover the sport for the first time. Pending changes to Public Health Orders, BC Rugby is also making plans to deliver and support Clubs in offering summer touch leagues.

Apply for BC Rugby Positions Now

BC Rugby is recruiting 32 experienced Age-Grade coaches to deliver High-Performance Summer Camps in Surrey, Kelowna, Vancouver and Mill Bay. Coaches are encouraged to only apply for positions in their region. These camps are in lieu of BC’s Provincial Regional Championships, and appointments will be made in consultation with appropriate regional representatives.

The High-Performance Camps will officially be announced late May and will target U19/U18 and U16 male and female athletes aspiring to play elite Rugby (15s or 7s formats).

Coaches applying for High-Performance Summer Camp positions would need to be available for the following dates/times:

Fraser Valley Region: Newton Athletic Park, Surrey, BC; Monday July 5 – Thursday July 8, from 8:00AM – 1:00PM daily

Interior Region: Parkinson Recreation Fields, Kelowna, BC; Monday July 12 – Thursday July 15, from 8:00AM – 1:00PM daily

Vancouver Coastal Region: University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC; Monday July 19 – Thursday July 22, from 8:00AM – 1:00PM daily

Island Region: Brentwood College School, Mill Bay, BC; Monday July 26 – Thursday July 29, from 8:00AM – 1:00PM daily

To apply for our High-Performance Summer Camp Coach Positions, submit your online application here. The deadline for all applications is June 6, 2021.

Through the Canada Summer Jobs program, there are an additional 7 paid positions across multiple roles.

We are recruiting one High-Performance intern to support the delivery of our High-Performance Summer Camps and athlete testing. The successful applicant should be based in Vancouver but have the means to travel to our Summer Camps throughout the Province.

We are also recruiting 6 event coordinators to support the delivery of Summer Touch programs in Prince George, Langley, Kelowna, Nanaimo, Langford and Vancouver.

To apply for these roles, submit your online application here. The deadline for all applications is June 1, 2021.

Apply for Grassroots Rugby Foundation Positions Now

BC Grassroots Rugby Foundation Rugby provides programs for youth aged 5 to 18 years old, as a vehicle for social engagement.

Thanks to funding from Canada Summer Jobs, BC Grassroots Rugby Foundation is recruiting 30 coaches to deliver programming in Victoria, Saanich, Langford, Cowichan, Port Alberni, Comox, Nanaimo and Kelowna this summer.

Recruited coaches will be provided a free NCCP Level 1 Coaching Course, granted and delivered by BC Rugby.

BC Grassroots Rugby Foundation is also recruiting another 16 positions to support the administration and delivery of programs at all the above locations.

In addition, any Grassroots players will get $10 off their registration when they join a BC Rugby Member Club for the 2021 Fall Age-Grade Season.

“The BC Grassroots Rugby Foundation is a vehicle for change. We aim to take non-contact rugby to the communities on behalf of our clubs, regions and PSO. Our target audience is children aged 5-18 from all backgrounds & ethnicities. In the 2020 summer we hired a team of 10 coaches, in 2021 we will hire 46.  Our growth plan is to remove barriers, increase accessibility and engage our youth with the physical & mental tools that are woven into the fabric of our game,” – Clayton Panga, Grassroots Rugby Foundation CEO and Former Canada Men’s XVs National Team Player

To apply for all BC Grassroots Rugby Foundation positions, follow the online application steps here.

About Canada Summer Jobs

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.

To find out more about the Canada Summer Jobs Program and learn about eligibility and program delivery, visit the Government of Canada website.