Having come through the ranks at Hull FC in the English super league playing academy and reserve grade , My first foray into coaching was with The Hull FC under 16s then moving onto coaching the Hull FC under 19s side where I was exposed to the demands placed upon a coach working in a full time Youth performance environment .
Upon arriving in Australia in Mid 2014 I was very luck to secure a position in Cairns with the Northern pride, over the last 3 years I have coached the Mal Meninga 2015, Cyril Connell 2016 and mal Meninga 2017 sides , alongside also coaching Tully tigers A grade in the CDRL.
Working alongside and under some quality coaches here and in the UK has exposed me to a broad range of skills and ideas on elite youth performance pathways and development of which I hope to implement to the benefit of club and local region.
I am very honoured to be taking the Northern Pride under 20s into their inaugural season and am extremely excited to have such a pivotal roll in the development of regions best young players alongside my assistant coaches Bevan Walker and Bobby Berg.
For the seasons ahead I hope to implement a Far North Queensland style of Rugby league that will identify with the regions Rich heritage of rugby league.
Northern Pride U/20’s Coach