New ORA Coach Support Role

It was a clear outcome from our Club consultation report earlier in the year that Otago is lacking in coaches and with this the availability of coach support. A key area of recommendation included developing coaches. With Coach Development being a strategic theme in our 2023-2028 ORA Strategic Plan about to be developed.

To date we have offered coach scholarships through the Meridian programme and this has included some much needed funds to our up-and-coming coaches and we have tried to assist with upskiling but this has been hard with our more senior Otago coaches being time poor and our most local RNZ coach educator becoming unavailable in 2022-23.

So ORA are going to fund and contract a Coach Educator/Support Person for our summer months Oct - Mar. This role will involve being in active contact with coaches at all ORA Club/Schools, It will include being on the ground at our local regattas, attending two Twizel regattas and visiting our regions. The person would support our scholarship coaches and run coach workshops.

See the link to the Position Profile on the left of this page for more info.


Working together with the ORA Committee and Manager, to lead the development, promotion and delivery of rowing in Otago to enable a strong and sustainable future for the sport.

The Coach Support position would suit someone who is passionate about rowing with high level of coaching knowledge and skill. They should be understanding of the variable needs of high school aged athletes as well as the adult and masters grades. They should be confident to work independently, show initiative and have excellent coaching skills.

Applicants must have the ability to work in New Zealand.

If you require further information please contact ORA Manager, Emma Barker on 021 37 55 68 or email: [email protected].

To apply please email your CV and cover letter to: [email protected] by

5pm Wednesday 30th August 2023.