Rugby Administrators in Southland Secondary Schools are an employee of the School/Provincial Union. Their roles are funded jointly by Rugby Southland and New Zealand Rugby. The role of the RAIS is to strengthen rugby in Secondary Schools in Southland; by providing recruitment/retention initiatives for players and administration assistance for Rugby.  
Their responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Coach and Management recruitment for teams.
  • Communicating development opportunities to coaches.
  • Creating and strengthening links with local clubs
  • Organising gear and equipment.
  • Player recruitment and retention initiatives
  • Player registration
  • Team entries

The RAIS initiative was trialed in 2003.The success of the trial led to the New Zealand Rugby Union investing $1million to support the initiative and employ 296 Rugby Administrators in Schools throughout New Zealand.
​​​​​​​The NZR RAIS Generic Job Description is below 

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