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Performance Analyst - High Performance

Performance Analyst – High Performance

Rugby Australia, Moore Park

Rugby Australia is the sport's national governing body in Australia and is a member of World Rugby, Oceania Rugby and SANZAAR. We are responsible for the promotion and administration of Rugby throughout Australia.

Over the next 7 years, Rugby in Australia will enter a period of unprecedented opportunity to grow the game. Public interest in Rugby is set to explode, fuelled by a series of international Rugby events including 2022 Women’s Rugby World Cup, 2022 Commonwealth Games, 2023 Rugby World Cup, 2024 Olympics, 2025 British and Irish Lions Tour hosted in Australia, 2026 Commonwealth Games, 2027 Rugby World Cup hosted in Australia, 2028 Olympics and 2029 Women’s Rugby World Cup hosted in Australia.

The future for Rugby Australia is bright, and this is your opportunity to join the team.

The Role:

The Performance Analyst - Pathways will be responsible for providing analysis and technological support as well as driving innovation across the Pathways teams and programs. The role will work primarily with development programs and teams within the High-Performance department. The position plays a critical role in aligning and supporting department activities and the setting and maintaining of high standards.

Key Responsibilities:

Technology

  • Coordinate technology needs across relevant National teams and development programs
  • Provide innovative technology solutions and advancements for the High-Performance department that also support development and pathway programs within Super Rugby Clubs.

Pathways Performance Analyst

  • Perform analytical duties for specified national teams
  • Analysis duties to include the sourcing, capturing, and coding of all training and match footage (as required)
  • Assemble and manage all IT equipment required for specified national teams
  • Manage the permission to access all footage on the RA server and Hudl Accounts for National and Super Rugby Clubs
  • Provide innovative solutions to coding data and analysis education and training to best enable players to learn and understand the game and how we play it. (e.g. coding templates)
  • Educate and train staff on getting the most out of our analysis platforms and technology, particularly SportsCode
  • Liaise with third party providers (Opta/Hudl) to ensure support and information is provided promptly
  • Be proactive in ensuring all games and competitions are covered. Engage with schools, academies, and clubs to ensure talent ID services are being provided for Rugby Australia and upskilling those who need it.

Personal

  • Active involvement within Pathways programs
  • Build relationships with academy analysts and coaches across Super Rugby and club competitions.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Postgraduate degree in sports science or analysis related field
  • Excellent excel capabilities
  • Excellent Rugby knowledge Undergraduate degree in Sports Science or analysis-related field is desirable
  • Level 2 coaching accreditation (and SmartRugby compliance) is desirable
  • Excellent technology capabilities especially Sportscode and Tableau
  • Outstanding time management ability
  • Excellent coordination ability
  • Strong work ethic
  • Demonstrated ability to think, plan and mobilise to act strategically
  • Ability to initiate, monitor and review projects and activities in line with organisational plans
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain relationships with a diverse group of stakeholders
  • Strong communication skills, written & verbal ability to develop and deliver support
  • Active learner
  • Works unsupervised, pro-active
  • Elite analysis experience
  • Understanding and experience within Australian Rugby (Talent Development, Academies, Super Rugby, National Teams) or other professional environments is desirable
  • 3+ years’ experience leading an analysis program is desirable.

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter supporting your application to Rachel.Buckling@rugby.com.au. Applications close Monday 11th July 2022.