Personal Development Manager Manawatu Rugby Union

This position is part of the NZR/NZRPA Personal Development Programme. The Programme’s focus is to support, guide and assist players in identifying and navigating their individual pathways to success off the field.

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2019 Personal Developement Finalists & Winner Announced

Each Personal Development Manager from around New Zealand was invited to nominate a player within their environment who has worked hard on their personal development. These nominees are sent to a panel which reviews them then selects the finalists from which a winner is chosen.

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Josh Blackie, Seilala Mapusua and Hale T-Pole receive 2019 NZRPA Kirk Award

Josh Blackie, Seilala Mapusua and Hale T-Pole are the latest recipients of the NZRPA Kirk Award in recognition of their contribution to their fellow players through the work, time, energy and skill they put into establishing Pacific Rugby Players, the independent representative body for Pacific Island professional rugby players.

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Enabling our rugby players to thrive; uniting and inspiring New Zealanders

The NZRPA helps players support each other, helps them take advantage of commercial opportunities and helps them understand and deal with life as professional sports people and beyond.

Beliefs

We’re Serious

The NZRPA helps players support each other, helps them take advantage of commercial opportunities and helps them understand and deal with life as professional sports people.

Beyond the
playing days

We appreciate the transition from professional rugby brings its own set of challenges, so we have established ‘The Rugby Club’ to connect a thriving network of retired professional NZ rugby players. The Rugby Club offers members support to help smooth their transition from professional rugby to retirement, as well as access to networks, preferential services and other opportunities. Perhaps most importantly, The Rugby Club allows players to maintain that valuable sense of team spirit and camaraderie after retiring from rugby.

Our Focus

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Collective Agreement (Men) and Memorandum of Understanding (Women)‍

02

Professional Rugby Partnership‍

03

Revenue Sharing‍

04

Intellectual Property Ownership, Rights and Programmes‍

05

Promotional obligations and endorsements‍

06

Contracting models

07

Player payments and benefits

08

Employer and player obligations‍

09

Injury, illness and non-selection‍

10

Misconduct and problem resolution‍

11

Teams, competitions and eligibility‍

12

Training and players schedules

13

Rules and regulations governing the game‍

14

Player career, education and personal development‍

15

Player community, rugby development and charity work‍

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Benevolent and welfare fund‍

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Insurances and savings programmes‍

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Mental health and wellness

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Agents accreditation and education

20

Player induction, education and awareness‍

21

Anti-doping and supplements‍

22

Wagering and anti- corruption‍

23

Medical policies and procedures‍

24

Rugby club for retired players

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