January 27, 2015
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Vacancies

General Manager: Rugby

The NRU is looking for suitable qualified candidates for said position. The incumbent will report to the CEO of the NRU.

Objective

The General Manager: Rugby is responsible for the direction and management of Namibia Rugby Union (NRU) development programs as well as international and domestic elite athlete training environments and the implementation of the Long-term player development pathway. The primary challenge of this position is to improve Namibia’s international success and status in the sport of Rugby. This is a senior management role encompassing all operational facets of Namibia’s High Performance and Development Program. This would include national senior squads, national age grade, national academy programs and the coordination of High Performance Unit programs in line with the National High Performance plan as well as structuring the union from the bottom up (Get Into Rugby).
The General Manager: Rugby whilst providing leadership to all High Performance programs will seek to develop and maximize the skills and knowledge of the NRU High Performance and development staff to perform their roles effectively. This person will plan, manage, implement and promote “best practice” and promote a positive image of the sport within and beyond the Rugby community.

 

Development Officer

The NRU is looking for suitable qualified candidates for said position. The incumbent will report to the NRU GM: Rugby.

Objective

To develop and implement strategies for the development of fifteens, sevens and women’s rugby at school, club and regional level. To ensure that the NRU promotes and delivers players of talent at all levels of the game. To assist national seven’s and women’s team where and when necessary.

All applications must be emailed to applications@nru.com.na by no later than 12:00, Monday, 5 January 2015.

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NRU set the record straight

Windhoek, December 10, 2014: The board and executive of the NRU respond as follows to the article that appeared in the New Era Newspaper on Tuesday, 2 December 2014.

In the article the journalist write that there is mystery regarding the reported injury of Welwitschia’s utility forward, Munee Tjiueza. Some speculative statements from retired National rugby player and former NRU board member, Wacca Kazombiaze follows which is factually incorrect.

Munee Tjiueza is a very talented player and has been in the national team setup since 2012. He is known for his bullocking runs with the ball and opposition players know that Munee run hard when he have the ball in hand. Munee was injured earlier in the year and since then his injury was managed and he had to undergo rehabilitation on the back injury.

The injury however did not recover and after two different MRI scans and some rest, the final decision from his medical team was to operate on him to ensure he is ready next year for the season. Munee underwent surgery on Monday, 8 December 2014. The NRU board, executive and national team management are all equally glad that the operation was a success and we wish Munee a speedy recovery. The medical team will monitor his recovery to set a date for his return to the field.

He will be a vital part of the Vodacom Cup team’s campaign and we pray that he will be fully recovered in time to be available for selection.

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