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RUGBY YOUTH DEVELOPMENT OFFICERS

Position Available:            Sport Administration Intern

Term:                                    8 week terms; May-June or July-August

Hours:                                  30 hours per week

Compensation:                  $16.00 per hour

Position Locations:         Red Deer

Job Description:

Titans Rugby Club has received funding under Service Canada’s Canada Summer Jobs Program for the employment of individuals for 30 hours per week for 8 weeks during the 2019 summer period.  There is some flexibility in terms of the contract periods and could be May-June or July-August. 

The Youth Development Officer Intern will be a motivated and energetic person looking to develop their skills and experience in sport management and administration, teaching, recreation or non-profit areas.

Eligibility:

Under Service Canada’s requirements of the Canada Summer Jobs program, to be eligible the individual must:

  • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment,
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment,
  • have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.

Grant Information:As this position is funded by Service Canada, the funds must be applied for therefore are not guaranteed. Notification of success is likely to be received in late April, early May.:

Experience or current post-secondary enrollment in one of the following fields of study is preferred:

  • Recreation and Sport ManagementEducation
  • Non-Profit ManagementEvent
  • Planning/Management
  • Community DevelopmentVolunteer Management

Provide a current Criminal Record Check with specific reference to the Vulnerable Sector

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Engage and develop relationships with local elementary and middle schools with the goal of conducting Rookie Rugby sessions in PE classes and afterschool programs.
  • Organize and conduct a  Rugby Try Days for local junior high schools. Engage and develop relationships with local community groups (ideally one under-served community) with the goal of conducting Rookie Rugby sessions in these groups (includes after school, weekend, and summer programs).
  • Assist in the training of school teachers, community staff, and club volunteers in Rookie Rugby Instructor Training sessions.
  • Support the local community rugby clubs in relevant minor club development, promotion, and activities (including organizing and hosting Try Rugby Days).
  • Grounds keeping, maintenance around the club and facilities
  • Assist with the club house and facilities

Skills / Requirements:

  • Self-starterEnjoys working with children
  • Able to work both independently and with a team
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Current understanding of the game of rugby
  • Strong leadership and organizational skills
  • Computer aptitudes
  • Experience coaching children (Preferred)
  • Rugby experience (Not required, but preferred)

To Apply:

Please submit your resume and cover letter by May 4 2019

Youth Member-at-Large – Caroline Tindall – ymal@titansrugby.com

2018 Awards Night Winners!

2018 Awards Night Winners!

The 2018 Titans Awards Night and Banquet happened on November 17th!  Congratulations to all of our award recipients!

Men:     Most Improved – Zachary Zuber

                Rookie – Carter White

                Heart – Ron Silva

                2nd Forward – Derick Frost

                2nd Back – Andy Peters

                3rd Forward – Dustin Clark

                3rd Back – Kevin Hayton

Women:  MVP Forward – Katie Wozney

                  MVP Back – Erin McFadden

                  Rookie – Jula Barfai

                  Heart – Izzy St.Pierre

                  Most Improved – Jasmine Pelham

President Award for contributions to the club  – Haley Khatib

Youth (Male and Female):

Passion “For Your Contagious Love of Rugby”: Camryn Holland, Marni Giebelhaus, Zac Sanderson

Respect “For Your Respect of Others”: Laeken Kinch, Hallie Fillinger, Justin Tetzlaf

Discipline “For Your Unbreakable Will”: Anna Pedersen, Blair Prediger, Ben Tindall

Toughness “For Your Mental and Physical Resilience”: Tessa Strom, Molly Aellen, Kaleb Deetjen

Family “For Love and Care of Your Teammate”: Janelle Agot, Naomi Brunner, Spencer Maier

Leadership “For Honoring Our Past and Building Our Future”:  Emily Brown, Heather Ritchie, Jada Holtkamp

 

TITAN UP!

U13/U15 Girls Season Update

U13/U15 Girls Season Update

U13/U15 Girls

Overall, we had an excellent season where the girls were able to further develop their skill leading into the higher age groups and high school level. We worked on scrum and lineout techniques, in addition to allowing them the opportunity to think for themselves on the field so they are able to adapt to various rugby situations. During games, the girls were able to imply these teachings effectively and even further develop their leadership skills. In many cases when we would travel to Edmonton for our festivals, and played with less experienced teams, our Titan girls would step up and teach them some of the techniques learned in practice to create better results on the field in a game situation. As a coach, I do not count the wins or losses but look at my players development for the season. In this case, I feel all the girls demonstrated a better understanding of the game of rugby, in addition to giving them some building blocks for higher levels of competitive play if that is the route they choose to take in their rugby careers. I thoroughly look forward to what these girls can provide not only to the Titans Rugby Club, but also themselves as rugby players in the future.

Thanks,

Coach Ashton Selig

U9 Spring Season Update!

U9 Spring Season Update!

This was a great year for u9 Titans rugby. With “unofficial” score keeping we finished with a 6-0-3 record in the first 3 tournaments. There were some amazing standout plays from each and every player. This season we focused a lot on defense and moving laterally instead of chasing. “Take away their speed” was our motto. Each player grew and improved so much from day one with real passion for the game. They all played so hard, had huge runs, great passes and awesome hustle on defense. It has been an amazing time to coach all of them.  I am very proud of their Titan Up spirit!
Coach Dave Brownell

Senior Women Week 5 Update

The Titans Senior Women’s team were on the road again this weekend to face a Rams team hungry for a rematch. The ladies have been hit with the injury bug lately with five players missing the action this week and they again went to battle with a 15-person lineup!

The Rams came out hard and after a couple penalties the Titans found themselves caught deep in their end. Despite a valiant defensive effort by the Titans, the Rams snuck by the try line for the first of the day. The Titans response was swift, with Emily Brown receiving the ball wide and subsequently weaving past multiple defenders for the team’s first try on the day. After the first 15 minutes however, it was the Rams ahead 14-12. The Rams lead however was short lived as the Titans dug deep, found their rhythm, and the tries started stacking up with the wide-open Titans attack exploited the opportunities. The final score 89-19. Forward of the Game was Leah Brunner for fantastic dominant tackles and slicing the defense up with her blazing speed putting a couple tries on the board while doing so. Back of the Game was Lora Lee as she orchestrated wave after wave of attacks that overwhelmed the Rams defense, including getting a try herself. In her debut in women’s rugby Emily Brown ran through, around and over the Rams defense scoring four tries on the day (three over 40 yards), setting up a couple more and subsequently received the nod from the Rams as their Player of the Match!

The 5-0 Titans ladies continue to show their SW1 dominance but have a strong challenge coming up the week against a strong Irish team fighting on their home turf! 3:30 CCIAC Field!

Tries: Emily Brown (4), Sarah Stahl (2), Leah Brunner (2), Erin McFadden, Katie McIver, Lora Lee, Isabel St. Pierre, Emma Newton (1 try, 10 conversions)

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