Head coach Jack Gavin moving back to Gisborne

9th July 2021


After seven amazing years,
this will be Jack Gavin’s last season as Head Coach of Red Beach Surf Life Saving Club.  Jack will finish with us on the 30th April 2022.  This is a great loss for the club, however, we wish him all the best as he returns to his hometown with partner Elle and son Tommy.  Jack has taken up the head coaching position at his home club of Midway Surf Life Saving Club in Gisborne.

Since joining in November 2015, Jack has been an invaluable member of our team, his contribution has been essential to the success of our club and forming an unprecedented club culture.  Over the past 6 seasons, Jack has achieved some substantial feats while creating unforgettable memories and strong bonds for our athletes and families.  These include winning the Junior NRCs for 6 consecutive years; winning 3 consecutive Senior NRCs; 27 Junior National titles; 25 Senior National titles. And, 10 of our athletes have been selected to be part of the NZ High Performance Squads. 

We all know that Jack’s passion lies within creating a strong club culture and he ensures all athletes, regardless of sporting ability, have a memorable and fun experience. He has achieved this through his 5 years of the Ahipara ‘Shippies Camp’; 5 years of Gizzy Camp, and 6 years of involvement with the Mangawhai Junior Camp. He has also reintroduced fun club events, like the Pub to Club, 6-man & Family Taplin nights, and the Enduro fundraiser which we have all come to love.

Jack is relatable to all walks of life and has made himself fully available to all members at all times. Without question, he has assisted us all in forming lifelong connections and bonds throughout the club.

There will be a farewell celebration on Jack’s departure to thank him for his dedication and to celebrate these tremendous achievements and wish Jack, Elle, and little Tommy all the best for the future.  

Confidential Expression of Interest

Head Sports Coach – Red Beach Surf Life Saving Club
Auckland, New Zealand

Full-time position, Auckland based

Founded in 1953 and located on Auckland’s Hibiscus Coast, the Red Beach Surf Lifesaving Club has grown remarkably over the years to become one of the premier surf clubs in New Zealand.
The club has over 1,300 members which include patrolling lifeguards, 450 Junior members aged 4-13 years, Senior Athletes U15 - Open , Masters, and Associates and has grown to be one of the largest competing lifesaving clubs in sport within New Zealand.
After 7 great years, the Red Beach Surf Life Saving Club Head Coach is moving back home to Gisborne at the end of the coming season (April 2022), which opens the door for a new era and an opportunity for an experienced Head Coach to be welcomed into the Club.
If you think this sounds like you, then please apply for consideration with a short introduction about yourself to the following confidential mailbox and the team will come back to you with more detail about the role.  Preference will be given to those with applicable experience in the sport of Surf Lifesaving.

Confidential Expression of Interest application email address is:    NewRedBeachCoach@gmail.com