Digital Media Opportunity With Wheelchair Rugby League

Wheelchair Rugby League Australia Incorporated is seeking a media volunteer, with a trip to the 2017 Wheelchair Rugby League World Cup in France on offer for the chosen applicant.

The Media, Social Media, Digital Marketing and Website Volunteer role is desired for the organisation in the lead-up and following July's World Cup, with Australia still chasing its first win in the event. The 2013 champions, France, will host the 2017 installment and the volunteer will travel with the Australian team to attend to the position.

Full details of the position and Wheelchair Rugby League are outlined below. For more information or to apply, please contact Michael Johnson at mjohnson@wrlaustralia.com.au

Media, Social Media, Digital Marketing and Website Volunteer

Wheelchair Rugby League Australia

  • Media, Social Media and Website Administration
  • Immediate State to Virtual Volunteering
  • Great opportunity to volunteer in Rugby League and support people with a disability
  • If you would like to be involved with a fantastic team, have fun, and gain valuable experience plus a great referral from the NRL, then apply!

The Role

You will be the digital voice of Wheelchair Rugby League Australia. You will be creating and uploading content to help spread the word about the inclusive sport of Wheelchair Rugby League. Activities include:

  • Creation of content for Media and Social Media platforms
  • Uploading of stories and score updates to social media platforms and website
  • Website management and customisation

About You

You will bring an enthusiastic and supportive approach to the role. Your demonstrated interpersonal experience will allow you to communicate digitally to supporters, members and players in a respectful, sensitive and supportive manner. Your marketing flair will allow you to spread the word about the benefits of sport for people with a disability to a wide range of people.

The Benefits

Be involved in an inclusive sport, make a real difference to the community. You will be spreading the word of an inclusive sport which will allow people who have a disability an opportunity to play Rugby League again and create an increased level of social inclusion. Gain incomparable experience in marketing, communications and social media which can help people with an interest in digital marketing, website customisation in career development.

About Wheelchair Rugby League Australia

Wheelchair Rugby League Australia (WRLA) is a national non-for-profit sporting organisation for people with disabilities. WRLA was established in 2009 as an inclusive sport offering people with and without a disability the opportunity to compete in a variation of Rugby League.

WRLA’s mission is to enhance the health and wellbeing of people with disabilities through the sport of Wheelchair Rugby League.  The key benefits of Wheelchair Rugby League for people with disabilities are assisting self-development, injury rehabilitation and community engagement.

WRLA runs seasonal Sunday competitions in Menai, Sutherland Shire, NSW at Menai Indoor Sports Centre across two Basketball courts. The five teams consist of 44 players with a disability or amputation and 26 able bodied players. The teams are supported by National Rugby League (NRL) teams and hold the clubs names such as Penrith Panthers, Sydney Roosters, Canberra Raiders and Newcastle Knights to name a few.

At the core of WRLA is the value of inclusion. Regardless of age, gender, race, ability, disability classification or amputation, all can play Wheelchair Rugby League at the same competitive level. This equal opportunity provides a sense of community and encourages education and awareness of disability and wheelchair sports.

Wheelchair Rugby League

  • Wheelchair-based version of rugby league.
  • Any age and ability can play.
  • A game of speed and skill.

It is played:

  • On an indoor court, about half the size of rugby league field.
  • Five on five format with a rugby league football.
  • A kick is achieved by a clenched fist.
  • A tackle is achieved by removing Velcro tag from an attacking players’ sleeve