The Gear & Equipment Managers key responsibility is to ensure sufficient gear, of a satisfactory standard, is available to enable all teams in the club to participate (both playing and training) in rugby league.
The key qualities or skills required for a Gear & Equipment Manager include:
- Well organised
- An effective communicator – both written and oral
- A good understanding of the gear and equipment needs of rugby league teams
REPORT TO: Club Committee and Financial members
- Maintaining a detailed list of all gear and equipment held by the club.
- Ensure that the club’s gear and equipment is well maintained.
- Liaise with the treasurer in terms of the inclusion of gear & equipment expenditure provisions in the club’s budgets and cash flow forecasts.
- Identify gear purchase requirements and attend to those purchases on approval by the clubs management committee.
- Ensure Match balls are compliant with Auckland Rugby League policies.
- Liaise with team coaches & managers in respect to all queries and issues relating to gear.
- Be compliant with the club’s constitution.
- Regularly review this job description and ensure it remains appropriate and ensure the next person taking over the role is prepared and the transfer is completed smoothly with the minimum of disruption.
- Ensure all gear is stored appropriately during the off-season.
- In conjunction with the club captains prepare a team “Gear Kit” for each team; which is to include a list of the gear comprising the kit – ideally each teams gear should be made available in a suitable numbered bag.
- Ensure sufficient gear is available for all teams in terms of the “Gear kit Lists”.
- Where necessary fill any equipment gaps as per “General – 3. & 4.”
- Distribute gear bags to team managers or coaches ensuring a register of who has which gear bag is maintained.
During the Season
- Attend to replacement of any equipment as necessary and within the club’s procedures for approving and actioning purchases.
End of Season
- Ensure all gear bags are received back by the club.
- Review all equipment and identify equipment that needs repair or replacement.
- Establish and implement a plan to repair damaged goods (that can be repaired).
- Insure the details of all equipment that needs to be replaced is included into the “Equipment Budget” as per “General 3”.
- Co-ordinate the cleaning of all equipment prior to storage for the off season.