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Coaches needed for new community project

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Having won the Community Programme of the Year gong at the 2012 Sports Industry Awards for the impact it has had in London, Hitz is now being rolled out nationwide, with the Saints one of just two clubs chosen by Premiership Rugby to deliver the programme in new areas in conjunction with Wooden Spoon.

Combining the unique ethos of rugby with the sport's leading brands and players, the Hitz programme provides young people aged between 14 and 19 in some of the UK's most disadvantaged communities with personal, social and workforce development opportunities, educational support, vocational training and volunteering options.

Although it will be formally launched in Northampton on June 19th, Hitz is already being delivered at two locations in the town - Franklin's Gardens and the Kings Heath Oval - and is already proving to be a success.

The club is now seeking coaches to help deliver the programme. As an RFU Level 2 qualified coach, preferably CRB checked, you will have a good understanding of the challenges faced by those young people who Hitz will be working with and be able to work with young adults with possible behaviour issues.

More importantly, you will be dedicated to using rugby to improve both fitness and self-confidence and to inspire participants into gaining employment and actively taking part in society.

Hourly rates are dependent on experience, and you must be available to coach during weekday evenings.

For more information and to put your name forward for consideration email Matt Goode, Hitz Project Officer, include a short covering letter and CV. Note that coaches will only be employed on a casual, part-time basis.

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