Vacancies / Opportunities

Thank you for visiting our vacancy and volunteer page! Please find listed below our current vacancies at the club. Old Penarthians have a fantastic group of volunteers that we truly appreciate and we'd love you to join us. We offer lots of benefits like funding your qualifications, ongoing support and regular free CPD's, regular meetings, social events and we are incredibly grateful for everyone that makes the club what it is.

Active vacancies:

Head Coach - Women's senior team

A fantastic opportunity has risen to be Head Coach of our senior women's team! The ladies have recently been entered into Division 3 of the Welsh Women's League, and are looking for a coach to take them to the next level. 

Player experience is varied, we are getting new players in all the time which means some will be brand new to the game and some are very experienced and very capable players! 

We are looking for someone who is enthuastic, patient and wants to build a super positive culture above all else. We are in a period of transition and you really have a chance to lay own your mark on the team and increase your coaching profile. Experience is not anywhere near as necessary as being able to create a positive culture. Full support will be given and all qualifications will be paid for by the club. 

Level 1 or 2 is desirable but not necessary for the right candidate. 

Our coaching philosophy is a fun, game led, game relevant style that focuses on development. If this sounds like you, please give Keri Lovell, our Director of Rugby a call on 07517 089483 or email You can also drop us a message via our twitter and facebook pages. If you don't have a rugby CV yet, don't panic, get in touch for a chat.

Backs coach needed for U17's team; The under 17's are a talented side that have gone from strength to strength under Head Coach, Richie Coborn. They are looking for a backs coach to compliment a strong coaching team and take the backs to that next level. Exciting opportunity to work with talented players, with potential progression into a youth team role. Ideally level 2 qualified but qualifications will be paid for by the club for the right coach. Please contact Richie on 07704 237796 for more information

Coaches needed for girls rugby team

Due to the amazing work done by Simon Hall, we have a great offering for girls rugby at Old Pens. Simon has now stepped down due to work commitments and we now have an opportunity for more coaches to join us. 

The girls currently meet at 6.30pm on Thursday nights at Old Pens and we have a wide range of ages and abilities. Fun sessions, offering both touch and contact rugby (When covid restrictions allow) we are looking for people who have a game led, fun and relaxed attitude. All support and qualifications paid for by the club! 

Head coach and support coaches needed for U6's team

Every year we bring in our newest players to the club, the U6's, and we pride ourselves on making the experience as much fun as physically possible! Lots of games, lots of laughs and we focus on just letting them play. We are looking for someone who fits that criteria and will coach with a fun philosophy. DBS will be paid for by us, tag and ongoing qualifications (if you wish) we also cover and there will be plenty of support on hand should you need it! Please contact us at to apply. 

Do you have any skills you could bring to Old Penarthians RFC as a volunteer, that we haven't listed? You don't have to be a coach or know anything about rugby! You may have financial, sales or any range of skills that would be useful. We would be delighted to hear from you if so and would welcome you to the club! Email us at for a chat!