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:

First team backs coach; An opportunity has arisen for a first team backs coach at Old Penarthians RFC. Currently playing in Division 3 East Central, we are an extremely ambitious club looking to build for the future. After securing the services of Premiership player and Level 3 qualified coach, Jake Thomas as our head coach, we are now looking to add to that talent.

Ideally we are looking for a player that is looking to improve his coaching experience as well as feature in the first team matches. Coaching experience is desirable but we are able to support development throughout. All coaching badges will be paid for by the club. We would also love to hear from coaches no longer playing and are looking to work with a very talented back line to take us to the next level. 
Level 2 qualification is desirable, but we are more interested in personality, philosophy and ambition than badges and experience that can be acquired. 

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. 

Finance package available for the right candidate and all qualifications will be covered by the club. 

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

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!