COACHING STAFF

COACHING STAFF

teamPaul Warwick
Level 2 Coach

Former Qld Reds and Brisbane Broncos player
Former professional player with Munster (Ireland); Stade Francais (France) and player/coach at Worrster (England)
Current First XV Head Coach at BGS

Paul has recently returned to Australia following a highly successful stint of playing and coaching overseas. Paul brings an extraordinary level of expertise and experience to our Next Gen Coaching staff. Paul will run many of the Next Gen programs on the ground in Brisbane and will be ably assisted by our extensive coaching panel. Paul is completely his teaching degree as well as his Masters in Sports Coaching.

teamPat Byron

Level 3 Coach
Current Premier Grade Head Coach at West’s Rugby Club
Director of Rugby at BSHS
Former Assistant Coach at Suntory in Japan
Former Premier Grade player at the Gold Coast Breakers

Wonderful to have Pat join our coaching staff for the last few years. Pat has been involved in so many areas of rugby – professional, club and school rugby. His experience provides our team with a wonderful resource and he offers the young players under his guidance a unique understanding of the skills and techniques needed in the game of rugby. Along with his incredible experience, Pat is also a terrific human being – humble and respectful. He is a great asset to our coaching staff.

teamRod Seib

Level 3 Coach
Director of Sport – St. Stephen’s College
NRC Brisbane City Head Coach 2016

Rod was formerly the Head Coach of Premier Grade at Sunnybank Rugby Club 2012 – 2016. He was the assistant coach in 2011. Prior to that Rod coached in Aberdeen Scottish Division 1 from 2003 to 2007. As well as being a highly successful coach, Rod was an outstanding rugby player representing Queensland U19 and U21; he went on to win 3 caps for the Queensland Reds and represented his country in the Australian 7s team. Rod brings an extraordinary wealth of knowledge and talent to the Next Gen Coaching team.

teamSteve Kefu
Level 2 Coach

Former Wallaby and Reds Star
Played professionally in UK, France & NZ
Former Assistant Coach at Toyota-Shokki in Japan
Current Assistant Coach at Narbonne in France

Steve is a member of the famous Kefu family. As a player he was very clever with exceptional skill, vision and was without doubt a natural footballer. He has a very sharp eye and has the ability to pickup even the slightest of technical faults and is an outstanding skills coach. Next Gen Rugby Coaching is proud to have Steve Kefu in our team.

teamVan Humphries
Level 2 Coach

Former QLD Reds and Wallaby representative
Current Assistant Coach of Souths Premier Grade

Van was a stalwart of QLD Rugby Union for many years. He had a distinguished professional career with both the QLD Reds and the NSW Waratahs in Australia as well as stints playing in Italy and Japan. As a player Van was considered one of the best lineout technicians in the game. Now as a coach with Next Gen Rugby Coaching Van wants to pass on his knowledge to the players of the future. Next Gen Rugby coaching is very grateful to have a coach of Van’s calibre on board.

teamSione Fukofuka

Level 3 Coach
Current Qld Open Women’s Rugby 7s Coach
Current Assistant Coach of Easts Premier Grade
Former First XV Coach at BSHS

Sione has a rich and vast rugby history and background. His knowledge of the game and his own personal experiences provides the Next Gen team with an outstanding leader in his field. Sione brings years of teaching experience into the rugby coaching environment which provides those men and women under his care the best opportunities to learn and develop.

teamSean Cox

Level 2 Coach
Former Secondary Under Age Rugby Coach at BGS
Premier Grade player at East’s Rugby Club
Former member of the Qld 7s rugby team

Sean joined our coaching staff in 2015. He is a young coach very much on the rise. Sean completes his tertiary teaching degree in 2015 and he will be an outstanding acquisition to any school that appoints him to their staff. Sean has been heavily involved in Under age coaching at BGS and has shown a real talent for his ability to impart his knowledge and wisdom to the players he is coaching. He is extremely well liked by his players as he brings a high level of fun and enjoyment to his sessions. Sean is in his second year as Assistant Head of Boarding at Jon Paul College.

teamJohn Tabrett
Level 2 Coach

School Teacher
Former Reds A player
Over 120 games for Souths Premier Grade

John has recently retired and is now pouring his energy into coaching. As a player “Tabs” was highly regarded throughout the QLD Premier Competition and has been considered one of best players in this competition for many years. Talk to any coach that has worked closely with John and they will tell you about his incredible vision, natural ability and game awareness. These attributes naturally make him a coach with a great future.

teamConor Finn

Level 2 Coach
Assistant to the Principal – Identity (Ambrose Tracey College)

Conor is a former First XV Coach at Gregory Terrace and former Australian All States Under 21 representative. Conor was also an outstanding member of South’s Rugby for 8 years. Conor’s attention to detail as a coach allows players under his care to develop their skills in a disciplined and informative environment.

Conor is a wonderful mentor for our young players and has always shown tremendous care and attention to each child’s involvement and development.

teamTyron Mandrusiak

Level 2 Coach
Director of Rugby (Gregory Terrace)

Tyron is a former Queensland Reds player and Australian Sevens player – winning a Bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur. Tyron played 214 games for South’s Premier Grade over 12 seasons – averaging 100 points per season during his career. Tyron brings a wealth of rugby experience to the Next Gen coaching staff and to players of all ages.

teamBrendan Underwood

Level 2 Coach
Former Australian Schoolboy, Under 19 and Under 21 player
Former Premier Grade player for Sunnybank Rugby Club

Brendan has a rich and vast rugby history and background. His knowledge of the game and his own personal experiences provides the Next Gen team with an outstanding leader in his field. Brendan is a firm believer in that perfect practice makes perfect and the players under his guidance will always understand that his attention to detail in training as being the corner stone to their own personal development.

teamMatthew Bennett
Level 1 Coach

School Teacher
Over 100 games for South’s Premier Grade
Current Captain of Souths Premier Grade (Premiers 2015)

Matthew is highly regarded throughout the QLD Premier Competition and has been considered one of the most consistent players for South’s in this competition for many years. Matthew has a wonderful work ethic and can always be trusted to give of his best on all occasions – and is still an extremely valuable member of the South’s Premier Grade team. Matt was able to form excellent relationships with the young rugby stars of the future that have attended our clinics since 2013.

teamAlex Casey

Level 2 Coach
Current Assistant Coach Ormiston College First XV
Current Premier Grade player at South’s Rugby Club
Current NRC Qld Country squad member

Alex has been a regular Next Gen coach since 2014. He has been a great addition to our team as he has the unique ability to coach players of any age. He has a wonderful rapport with all the players he comes in contact with and brings his vast knowledge of forward play and contact skills to our sessions.

teamStuart Williamson

Current Premier Grade player at South’s Rugby Club
Current Secondary Under age rugby coach at Gregory Terrace and Primary coach at Iona College

Stuart has been another great addition to our coaching team. He brings the very latest skill based training to his sessions. As a current player, Stuart relates very easily with the players his is teaching and provides them with exciting and challenging sessions. Stuart is another of our coaches who is comfortable taking children of any age – and providing them with a safe and enjoyable rugby experience.

teamNathan Munro
Level 2 Coach

Former School Teacher
Former Premier Grade player at South’s Rugby Club
Former Captain/Coach in the First Division of Portugal’s National Rugby competition

Nathan has a passion for working with young players and proved to be a hit with the little ruggers (and the parents) at the recent Next Gen Rugby Coaching Easter Clinic. His sessions are full of fun but at the same time incorporating skill development for each player.

teamLiam O’Hare

Former Premier grade player at South’s Rugby
Secondary Under Age A Grade Rugby Coach at Gregory Terrace
Under Age Rugby Coach at Iona College

Liam has been a very valuable member of our coaching team since 2014. Liam brings a wide range of coaching experiences to our staff having worked with various age levels and at various levels of rugby skill and experience

teamGerard O’Hare

Level 1 Coach
Former Premier Grade Captain at South’s Rugby Club
Former Secondary Under Age Coach at Gregory Terrace and Marist Ashgrove

Ged has provided the Next Gen team with an enthusiastic brand of rugby coaching. His love of the game and coaching is infectious. Ged loves to get involved in all aspects of coaching with whatever age group he is assigned. Players continue to rave about his knowledge, love of the game and his ability to impart his wide range of skills and understanding of the game.

teamMike Noble

Mike has a vast level of experience in rugby having played for the New Zealand Schoolboys in 1997; the NZ Maori All Blacks in 2006 as well as professionally for Toulon in France and the Auckland Blues; as well as 3 years playing Premier Grade Rugby at Souths Rugby Club. Mike’s knowledge and expertise in rugby is first class and adds quality hands on experience to the Next Gen coaching staff.

teamWanaka Broad

Level 2 Coach
Former 3rd Grade Premiership Winning Coach at South’s Rugby Club
General Manager of Souths Rugby Union Club 2015-2016

Wanaka is an outstanding player and coach in her own right – having played representative rugby in New Zealand and coached the Andorran National Women’s Sevens team on the European circuit. Wanaka has also coached lower aged rugby teams at Gregory Terrace and brings a vast arrange of coaching skills, knowledge and experience to the coaching team.

teamMatt Quilty
Level 2 Coach

Former Head Coach of Premier Colts and Assistant Coach of Premier Grade at North’s Rugby Club
Over 120 Premier Grade games for Norths and University

Matt was a loosehead prop in the QLD Premier Comp for many years. He has a passion for the game and coaching. As a coach Matt is always asking questions and looking to improve. Matt’s ability to transfer information & knowledge to his players is a strength and we at Next Gen Rugby Coaching see him as a forwards coach of the future.

teamNeil Wharton

Former Redcliffe Dolphins Rugby League Head Coach – 3 Premierships in the Qld Cup
Former First Grade RL player – Souths, Wests and Norths
Former Director of Culture at GT – teacher at GT for 24 years – and has been a long time rugby coach at GT
Currently Rugby Manager at the QRL

teamDamon Emtage

ARU Level 3 Coach
Former Reds Assistant Coach
Former Reds Player
Former Sunnybank Premiership Coach
Former BGS First XV Coach

teamNick Berry

Qld U19 led to 4 years at the Qld Reds
Australian U21
Racing Metro in France
London Wasps
2 Premiership years at Premier Grade rugby at Sunnybank
“A” rugby coach at Gregory Terrace
Current referee with Sanzar in Super Rugby

teamJames Turner

ARU Level 2 – has been coaching for over 20 years
Former Iona College Premiership First XV Coach
Former Ashgrove and ACGS Rugby A Coach
Former Qld Schoolboys Manager
Recently appointed Australian Schoolboy Team Manager
Currently teaching at Gregory Terrace

teamMafi Kefu

Over 50 games in the Brisbane Premier Grade competition – before heading to France for 7 years
Former Professional Rugby Player – Toulon in France; Bay of Plenty in NZ

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