Seeking 7s Head Coach

Philadelphia Women’s Rugby (PWRFC) is now accepting applications for the position of 7s Head Coach. (Start date negotiable). In addition to providing compensation for coaching time, the club will cover all travel and some coach development expenses. The ideal candidate has club or collegiate level coaching experience (men or women) in rugby 7s or 15s, is able to commit to weekly practices and games, and is interested in coaching both elite and developmental players. Prefered minimum USA Rugby Level 100 coaching certification. Applicants for the position of Head Coach must be able to design and implement practices and communicate with all players, including providing feedback to develop the individual and team game and be willing to travel to all competitive 7s qualifiers.  Administrative duties do not fall under the coach's responsibilities, as the club has a well-established executive board.

2017 Summer Practice Details

Start Date: Tuesday, May 30, 2017 (subject to change)

Time: Tuesday and Thursday nights, 7:15 p.m.- 9:15 p.m.

Location: Geasey Field, Temple University

Summer 7s Season (tentative): *=MAC Qualifier

  • May 20 - Subaru 7s (ALL)
  • (June 3/4 - CRCs watching)
  • (June 10 - Team Trip to USA Eagles v Ireland, Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ) 
  • June 17 - North Penn 7s
  • June 24 – COMP: Northern Virginia* / SOC: Harrisburg 7s (Palmyra, PA)
  • (July 1 - bye for 4th of July)
  • July 8 – COMP: Richmond Lions* / SOC: Cheesesteak 7s (Wilmington)
  • July 15 – COMP: Wilmington* / SOC: Surfside 7s (Stone Harbor, NJ)
  • July 22 – COMP & SOC: Schuylkill River*
  • (July 29 - Rest weekend)
  • August 5 - Philadelphia 10s Tournament
  • August 12/13 - COMP: Nationals in Minneapolis 

About Us

PWRFC was founded in 1976, making it the most established women's rugby club in the Philadelphia area.  The club currently fields a competitive Senior side as well as a Developmental side that compete in 15's in the fall and spring, and 7's in the summer. The Senior side finished the spring Division I third in the Mid Atlantic Conference, and the Developmental side typically competes against both Division I and  Division II sides. The competitive 7s team last qualified for nationals in 2015 and placed 7th. This year, Philly Women would like make another appearance on the national stage.

Practice is held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings throughout the summer and welcomes participation of all rugby experience and levels. The summer 7s competitive schedule includes four MAC qualifiers and participation in two other social tournaments. Participation in the National Championship will be contingent upon placement after all four qualifiers. The social side will look to compete in a variety of social tournaments, often in a separate location that that of the qualifiers. Both the competitive and social 7s teams compete against teams along the eastern seaboard with occasional travel throughout the country.

PWRFC has over 40 players on its public CIPP roster.  These players include many seasoned and dedicated players as well as players that have recently joined the club.  The roster has boasted several USA Women’s National Team pool players, USA U23 Women's National Team players, and MARFU and EPRU select side players as well as local college players.  PWRFC aims to support all levels of play and aspirations and is searching for a head coach for the 2017 Summer 7s season to help achieve these goals.

Any interested party should forward his or her rugby resume along with a brief statement of coaching philosophy to Kellie Vetter, Club President, at Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Questions and further information about the position can be obtained by emailing the Club President.