DIRECTOR – Michael Broad

After 5 years as the Director of Coaching, the Next Gen Rugby Coaching team is now headed by Michael Broad. Michael is a Rugby AU Level 4 accredited coach and has over 50 years of experience playing & coaching at all levels of rugby. Michael brings to Next Gen Rugby Coaching an extraordinary level of practical on field coaching and off field administration expertise having been the Director of Sport at St. Joseph’s College Gregory Terrace for 24 years as well as years of professional coaching along with his representative playing and coaching career. Michael has had professional development stints at various Super Rugby franchises – namely, the NSW Waratahs, Queensland Reds, Western Force, the Sharks of Durban and more recently with the Mitre 10 Cup team from NZ – the Tasman Makos in 2018. In 2019 and 2020, Michael attended the Rohrig Rugby Development Academy facilitated by staff of the Mitre 10 Cup team from Otago RU and more recently was invited to attend the Crusaders International Academy for 2 weeks in June 2023.

Professional and Representative Coaching career

1987, 88 & 90       Queensland Schoolboys Rugby Team – Head Coach
1993 – 1996          Australian Schoolboys Rugby Team – Assistant Coach
1998                      Under 19 Australian All States Rugby Team – Assistant Coach
1999                      Under 21 Australian All States Rugby Team – Assistant Coach
2000                      First XV Kobe High School, Japan – Head Coach
2004 – 2007          Southern Districts Premier Grade – Assistant Coach
2009 – 2012          VPC Andorra and FAR Andorran National Team – Head Coach
2013 – 2014          Southern Districts Premier Grade – Head Coach
2015 – 2016          Head Coach U.E. Santboiana (Spain)
2017 – 2018          Skill Acquisition and Development Coach – Wests Premier Grade, Brisbane

Representative Playing career

1978 – 1979           Queensland Under 18/Under 19
1980                      Queensland Under 21
1980                      Australian Under 21
1980 -1982            Queensland B
1983                      Queensland President’s XV

Supporting Michael is a team of experienced adult coaches and former players. Next Gen Rugby Coaching prides itself on offering both players and coaches a quality education and experience and this can only happen by having a quality team. Our team of coaches have all coached and played rugby union at high levels and each member is grateful for the opportunity to assist in the improvement of our Next Generation of players and coaches.