COACHING STAFF

COACHING STAFF

Phil Mooney
Rugby AU Level 4 Coach

Current Director of Rugby at Wests Bulldogs RC, Toowong
Former Director of Rugby & First XV Head Coach at Brisbane Grammar School
Former Queensland Reds Head Coach
Former Otago NPC Head Coach
Former Australian Under 21 Head Coach
Former Premier Grade Head Coach at Wests Rugby Club

Phil has provided the Next Gen team with the highest quality and professional level of rugby coaching. While Phil’s availability throughout the year is limited, he is always willing to offer his services to coach our young men and women of the future. Phil’s knowledge and expertise is outstanding and we the coaching staff – and those whom he coaches are so very fortunate indeed to experience such a fantastic rugby mentor.

Mark Chisholm (Wallaby 58 Test Caps)
Rugby AU Level 3 Coach

Current Director of Athlete Development & First XV Assistant Coach at Gregory Terrace
Former Wallaby and ACT Brumbies player
Former Aviron Bayonnais (France) and Munster (Ireland) player

Mark has provided the Next Gen team with an enthusiastic and professional brand of rugby coaching. His love of the game and coaching is infectious. Mark 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.

Fletcher Dyson (Wallaby 10 Test Caps)
Rugby AU Level 3 Coach

Former Wallaby and Queensland Reds player
Former First XV Set Piece coach at BSHS
Former Wests Premier Grade Forwards Coach

Fletcher has a vast level of experience in rugby having played for the Wallabies and Qld Reds. Fletcher’s knowledge and expertise in rugby is first class and adds quality hands on experience to the Next Gen coaching staff.

Steve Kefu (Wallaby 6 Test Caps)
Rugby AU Level 3 Coach

Former Wallaby and Qld Reds Star
Played professionally in UK, France & NZ
Former First XV Head Coach at BBC
Former Assistant Coach at Toyota-Shokki in Japan
Former 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 athlete and rugby player. He has a very sharp eye and has the ability to pick up 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.

Joe Tomane (Wallaby 17 Test Caps)
Rugby AU Level 2 Coach

Current Colts 1 Assistant Coach at GPS Rugby Club
Former Wallaby and Brumbies player
Former Melbourne Storm and Gold Coast Titans (NRL) player
Former Montpellier (France), Leinster (Ireland), Ricoh (Japan) player

Joe is a very welcome addition to our coaching ranks. Joe has an incredible level experience in rugby having played for the Wallabies, Brumbies and numerous professional clubs overseas. Joe’s expertise and professional experience in rugby is of the highest order and he brings a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm to the Next Gen coaching staff.

Michael Hayes
Rugby AU Level 4 Coach

Owner of Wilderness Experience Training – Kangaroo Valley
Former Head Coach of Queensland Reds Women’s Team 2018
Former Queensland Reds and NSW Waratahs player

Next Gen Rugby Coaching was delighted to welcome Mike to the team when he moved to Brisbane at the end of 2017. Mike has an incredible passion for the game and coaching. Mike’s ability to transfer information & knowledge to his players is a strength and we at Next Gen Rugby Coaching are thrilled to have a coach of his standing coaching our next generation of rugby players.

Paul Warwick
Rugby AU Level 3 Coach

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

Paul had 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 runs a number of our specialist 1 on 1 sessions – specifically kicking and goal kicking. Paul has recently completed his teaching degree and is now a member of the BGS H & PE staff – Paul is also completing his Masters in Sports Coaching.

Pat Byron
Rugby AU Level 4 Coach

Current Director of Sport at St. Laurences College
Former Premier Grade Head Coach at North’s Rugby Club
Former Premier Grade Head Coach at West’s Rugby Club
Former First XV Head Coach at BSHS
Former NRC U19 Brisbane City Head Coach
Former Assistant Coach at Suntory in Japan

Pat has been an integral member of our coaching staff – specifically at our holiday clinics. 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.

Jon Fitzgerald
Rugby AU / World Rugby Level 4 Coach; World Rugby Coach Educator

Current First XV Assistant Coach at Gregory Terrace
Former First XV Head Coach at Marist Ashgrove
Former Open Qld Rugby Schoolboys Assistant Coach 2019
Former Australia A Schoolboys Manager 2010; Assistant Manager Australian Schools 2010

Jon is one of the most experienced rugby coaches to join the Next Gen Rugby Coaching staff. Jon has many years of experience coaching rugby at all levels of junior rugby and representative rugby. We are privileged to have someone of Jon’s caliber assisting in the program presentation at our holiday coaching clinics. Players and coaches of all levels will learn an incredible amount from this very professional rugby mentor.

Tyron Mandrusiak
Rugby AU Level 2 Coach

Current Director of Rugby at Gregory Terrace
Former Queensland Reds player
Former Australian Sevens player

Tyron is another of our long serving clinic coaches. 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 and administrative expertise to the Next Gen coaching staff and to players of all ages.

David Bell
May he Rest In Peace.

Former Rugby AU Level 4 Coach
Former Head of Middle School at BBC
Former Secondary Under Age A Rugby Coach at BBC
Former Australia A Schoolboy Assistant Coach 2009
Former Queensland Schoolboy Coach; Qld U16 and Qld U19 Coach
Former First XV Coach at IGS & ACGS

It was with enormous sadness that the world lost one of its true gentleman – when Belly passed away after suffering a heart attack in May 2023. DSB always showed his real talent for his ability to impart his knowledge and wisdom to the players he was coaching or teaching. He was extremely well liked by his players and colleagues as he brought a high level of fun, enjoyment and expertise to his sessions. Belly will be sorely missed. RIP my friend.

Ian Jones
Rugby AU Level 4 Coach

Current Teacher and Boarding Master at ACGS
Former First XV Head Coach at IGS,TSS & ACGS
Former Queensland U16; Qld Schoolboy and Qld U19 Head Coach
Former Professional Head Coach at A.S Monferranndaise (France) 2001/2002

Ian joined our coaching staff in 2017. Ian is a highly experienced teacher and rugby coach. Ian has taught at a number of prestigious GPS schools where he has coached the First XV with great success. Ian has innate ability to impart his knowledge and wisdom to the players under his care. He is extremely well liked by his players as he brings a high level of fun, enjoyment and expertise to his sessions.

Peter McIntosh
World Rugby Level 3 Coach

Current Secondary Under Age A coach at Gregory Terrace
Former First XV Assistant Coach at Marist College Ashgrove
Former First XV Assistant Coach at Gregory Terrace 2019

Peter has been a fantastic addition to our coaching staff over the last few years. Peter has been able to bring a wide range of quality coaching experiences to our team – and is heavily involved in our holiday coaching clinics – as well as assisting with our specialist 1 on 1 program.

Mick Tunny
Rugby AU Level 4 Coach

Current Sunnybank Premier Grade Assistant Coach
Former First XV Assistant Coach at Gregory Terrace 2021 – 2022
Former Premier Grade Assistant Coach at Wests Rugby Club 2020
Former Premier Colts 1 Head Coach at Wests Rugby Club 2017 – 2019
Former First XV Head Coach at Villanova College

Mick joined the Next Gen Rugby Coaching team in 2018 and it was obvious from the start that he was a very special coach – one who was willing to coach at any level and any age group. Mick has always sought advice and guidance as to his coaching journey as well as providing other coaches with his own expertise – this willingness to learn and assist others is a wonderful attribute – one which will hold him in good stead going forward.

Neil Wharton

Former Football Manager at the Queensland Rugby League
Former Premiership Head Coach of the Redcliffe Dolphins Rugby League
Former First Grade RL player – Souths, Wests and Norths
Former Director of Culture at Gregory Terrace

Neil brings a quality of instruction, expertise and development that all members of the Next Gen Coaching staff are thrilled to be associated with. Neil’s experience is a wonderful addition to our team, and those young players who are lucky enough to be coached by him – will respect and admire everything that he has to offer.

Evan Willis
Rugby AU level 2 Coach

Current School Supervisor, Metropolitan North Region
Former Principal at Springfield Lakes State School
Former Principal of Redbank Plains State School
Former Premier Grade Head Coach at Sunnybank Rugby Club 2019
Former Premier Grade Assistant Coach at Wests Rugby Club 2017/2018

Evan brings years of playing and coaching experience to our coaching staff. His rugby knowledge and ability to bring the best out of the players in his care is second to none. His teaching and leadership experience provides all involved in coaching with an extraordinary level of support, mentorship and technical advice.

Jack Hawksley
Rugby AU level 2 Coach

Current HPE teacher at IGS
Current Secondary A Coach at IGS
Current Under Age Brisbane City representative coach
Former First XV Head Coach at St. Stephen’s College 2023
Former Secondary A Coach at Gregory Terrace
Former Qld Country U14 Assistant Coach 2022

Jack is one of our young, rising stars in our coaching ranks. Jack brings a wealth of experience for such a young coach. Jack has an innate ability to bring the best out of the players in his care. Jack has just completed his teaching degree and has been appointed as a HPE teacher at IGS. Along with his new teaching role and with his coaching experience, Jack provides Next Gen Rugby with a wonderful asset.

John Tabrett
Rugby AU Level 2 Coach

Head of Department PE – Inner City South Secondary College
Former Deputy Principal at Bray Park SHS
Former Queensland Reds A player
Over 120 games for Souths Premier Grade

John has been a member of the Next Gen Rugby Coaching staff since the company started back in 2013. 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. John is certainly one of our most valuable assets.

Brendan Underwood
Rugby AU Level 2 Coach

Former Technical Director of Rugby at ACGS
Former Head Coach Colts 1 at Sunnybank Rugby Club 2022 & 2023
Former Australian Schoolboy, Australian 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 cornerstone to their own personal development.

Luke D’Alterio
Rugby AU Foundation Coach

Current Under Age A Coach at Gregory Terrace
Former Premiership First XV player (1996) at Gregory Terrace
Former Captain of Brothers Colts 1 1998

Luke was a very welcome addition to our coaching ranks in 2018. Luke brings a new level of enthusiasm and willingness to learn to our team. Luke has shown great attributes to deal with players of different age groups as well as different levels of ability. I am thrilled to have Luke as a part of our team going forward.

Nathan Munro
Rugby AU Level 2 Coach

Former Primary School Teacher at Wellers Hill State School
Former Under Age A Teams Head Coach at Gregory Terrace
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 youngest members (and the parents) at our Next Gen Rugby Coaching Clinics. His sessions are full of fun but at the same time incorporating skill development for each player. His years of coaching in the Secondary A program at Gregory Terrace has provided Nathan with the coaching tools that assists all players to reach their full potential.

Ze Lobao
IRB Level 2 Coach; & 7s Coach

Current Primary school teacher at Holy Spirit School New Farm
Current Under Age A Coach at Gregory Terrace
Current Sports Coaching tutor at the University of Queensland
NRC Queensland Country Video Analyst 2017
Former Secondary Rugby Coach at St. Peter’s Lutheran College

Ze has been a tremendously enthusiastic new member of our coaching team since the beginning of 2018. Ze brings years of high quality coaching at a variety of levels – club, school and even his National U14 rugby team from Portugal. Ze’s continuing study and research is a valuable tool for the rest of the Next Gen Rugby Coaching team – as well as the players under his care.

Dan Ritchie
Rugby AU / World Rugby Level 3 Coach; World Rugby Coach Educator

Current Teacher at Ascot State School
Current Premier Grade Head Coach at Norths Rugby Club
NRC Brisbane City U19 Assistant Coach 2018 – 2020
Former Reserve Grade Assistant Coach at Wests Rugby Club 2018 – 2020

Dan joined our Next Gen Rugby Coaching staff in 2017 and has always been keen to be involved in as many coaching clinics as possible. Dan brings a high level of coaching and administrational skills to our team which provides a high quality presentation and execution of our holiday programs.

Bart Ritchie
Rugby AU Level 2 Coach

Current teacher at Villanova College
Current Colts 1 Head Coach at Norths Rugby Club
Current Met East U15 & Brisbane Grey U16 Head Coach
Former Premier Grade player at Norths Rugby Club

Bart has been a wonderful addition to our coaching ranks and brings years of Premier Grade football experience to our team – at Norths Rugby Club and Wests Rugby Club. Bart is an exceptional mentor for our young players and shows tremendous care and attention to each child’s involvement and development. Bart has generously given of his time to the Modified Rugby Program (Wests Rugby Club) which has been greatly appreciated by all involved.

Liam O’Hare

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

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.

teamWanaka Broad
Rugby AU Level 2 Coach

Assistant Sports Administrator at All Hallows School
Current Touch Coach at All Hallows School
Former 5th Grade Premiership Coach at South’s Rugby Club
Former 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 Next Gen Rugby Coaching team.

teamSione Fukofuka
Rugby AU Level 4 Coach

Current USA Women’s 15 Rugby Team Head Coach
Former Australian Women’s 15 (Wallaroos) Rugby Team Assistant Coach
Former Premier Grade Head Coach at Sunnybank Rugby Club
Former Premier Grade Assistant Coach at Easts Rugby Club
Former First XV Head Coach at BSHS

Sione has a rich and vast rugby history and background – and we congratulate him on his selection as Head Coach of the USA Women’s 15 Rugby Team 2024. 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.