COACHING STAFF

COACHING STAFF

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

Current Set Piece Assistant coach at Wests Rugby Club
Former Wallaby and ACT Brumbies player
Former Aviron Bayonnais (France) and Munster (Ireland) player

Mark has provided the Next Gen team with an enthusiastic 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
Current First XV Set Piece coach at BSHS
Current 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 Reds Star
Played professionally in UK, France & NZ
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 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.

Michael Hayes
Rugby AU Level 4 Coach

Head Coach of Queensland Reds Women’s Team 2018
Current specialist coach at ACGS
Current Women’s Head Coach at Norths Rugby Club
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 see him coaching at the highest level.

Paul Warwick
Rugby AU Level 3 Coach

Current 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 is completely his teaching degree as well as his Masters in Sports Coaching.

Pat Byron
Rugby AU Level 3 Coach

Current Premier Grade Head Coach at West’s Rugby Club
Current First XV Head Coach at BSHS
Current NRC U19 Brisbane City Assistant Coach
Former Assistant Coach at Suntory in Japan
Former Premier Grade player at the Gold Coast Breakers

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 Level 4 Coach

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

Jon is one of newest members 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 calibre assisting in the program presentation at our holiday coaching clinics. Players and coaches of all levels will learn an incredible amount from this very passionate and enthusiastic rugby mentor.

David Bell
Rugby AU Level 4 Coach

Current Head of Middle School at BBC
Current 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

David successfully joined our coaching staff in 2017. David is a very experienced teacher and rugby coach. David has taught at a number of prestigious GPS schools were he has always been heavily involved in First XV and Under age rugby coaching – where he has always 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, enjoyment and expertise to his sessions.

Peter McIntosh
World Rugby Level 3 Coach

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

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.

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 Principal of Redbank Plains State School
Current Premier Grade Assistant Coach at Sunnybank Rugby Club
Former Premier Grade Assistant Coach at Wests Rugby Club

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.

Tyron Mandrusiak
Rugby AU Level 2 Coach

Director of Rugby (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.

John Tabrett
Rugby AU Level 2 Coach

Head of Department PE – 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 Australian Schoolboy, Under 19 and Under 21 player
Former Premier Grade player for Sunnybank Rugby Club
Current specialist coach at ACGS

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.

Tom Johnson
World Rugby Level 2 Coach

Current PE Teacher at Bray Park SHS
Current Touch coach at Bray Park SHS
Current Secondary & Primary Under Age coach at Gregory Terrace
Former Scottish RU Coach Educator

Tom has been another great addition to our coaching team – joining the team in 2017. from his developmental coach days with the Scottish Rugby Union, Tom brings the very latest skill based training to his sessions. As a recent former player, Tom relates very easily with the players he is teaching and provides them with exciting and challenging sessions. Tom is another of our coaches who is comfortable taking children of any age – and providing them with a safe and enjoyable rugby experience.

Nathan Munro
Rugby AU Level 2 Coach

Former School Teacher
Current Secondary Under age A 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.

Ze Lobao
IRB Level 2 Coach; & 7s Coach

Current Sports Coaching tutor at the University of Queensland
Current Secondary A Rugby Coach at Gregory Terrace
NRC Queensland Country Video Analyst 2017
Former Secondary Rugby Coach at St. Peter’s 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 Level 2 Coach

Current Teacher at BSHS
Current Director of Rugby and Under 13A Head Coach at BSHS
Current Wests Rugby Club Reserve Grade Assistant Coach
Former Secondary Rugby Coach at St. Laurence’s College

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 1 Coach

Primary school teacher graduate 2019
Current Under 14A Head Coach at BSHS
Current Premier Grade player at Wests Rugby Club
Current Boarding House Master at St. Peter’s College

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 more recently 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 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
Under Age Rugby Development Coach at Iona College & St. Peters 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.

teamWanaka Broad
Rugby AU Level 2 Coach

Current Touch Development Coach at All Hallows School
Former 3rd 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.

teamDavid Hollett
Rugby AU Foundation Coach

Current Secondary Under Age A Coach at Villanova
Current Primary Under Age Development Coach at Gregory Terrace
Current Junior Rugby Coach at Easts Rugby Club

David 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. David has always sought advice and guidance as to his coaching journey and this willingness to learn is a wonderful attribute – one which will hold him in good stead going forward.

Luke D’Alterio
Rugby AU Foundation Coach

Current Under 14A Assistant Coach at BSHS
Current Primary Development Coach at Gregory Terrace & St. Peters College
Current Junior Rugby Coach at Wests Rugby Club
Former Premiership First XV player (1996) at Gregory Terrace

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.

teamRod Seib
Rugby AU Level 4 Coach

Director of Sport – St. Stephen’s College
Current Head Coach of Brothers Premier Grade
NRC Brisbane City Head Coach 2016; Queensland Country 2018
Former Aberdeen (Scotland) Head Coach 2003 – 2007
Former Sunnybank Premier Grade Head Coach 2012 – 2016

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.

 

teamVan Humphries
Rugby AU Level 3 Coach

Current Assistant Coach at The Force (WA)
Former QLD Reds and Wallaby representative
Former 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. When available, Van is always willing 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
Rugby AU 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.

teamMatthew Bennett
Rugby AU Level 1 Coach

Former School Teacher
Over 150 games for South’s Premier Grade
Former 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
Rugby AU Level 2 Coach

Former First XV Assistant Coach at Ormiston College
Current Premier Grade player at South’s Rugby Club
Current NRC Qld Country player 2016 – 2018

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.

teamConor Finn
Rugby AU Level 2 Coach

Assistant to the Principal – Identity (Ambrose Tracey College)
Former First XV Coach at Gregory Terrace

Conor is a former Australian All States Under 21 representative and was also an outstanding member of South’s Rugby Club 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.

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