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Coaching Bio

I am a former professional league player with over 10 years of playing experience. Since retiring in 2016, I have become increasingly involved in other facets of the sport I love including commentating, podcasts and, now, private coaching. I am passionate about fostering a positive learning environment where I can pass on the skills I have learnt to the next generation of superstars!

I grew up playing rugby league in rural NSW before making my NRL debut in 2005 for the Sydney Roosters at halfback. In 2007, I made the move to join the St George Illawarra Dragons where I stayed for 7 years during which time I helped clinch the 2010 NRL Premiership. Throughout my career, I was fortunate enough to compete for the Indigenous Allstars, NSW State of Origin team, London Broncos, and Penrith Panthers. Each team taught me something different and fuelled my passion for the sport. As a father myself, I am excited to pass on my knowledge and experiences to the younger generation coming up through the ranks. I strive to help any kid who has a desire to succeed in rugby league - whether that be professionally, socially or in their school competition.


  • General Rugby League skills
  • Halves specific coaching
  • Game Play
  • Mentoring
  • Goal Kicking
  • General Play kicking


  • NSW Working with Children Card expiry 16/02/2026

Coaching Locations

  • Sutherland Oval 1, 110 The Grand Parade, Sutherland, Sutherland Shire Council, NSW 2232, AU

Session Types

One-on-One Coaching 60 MINS $275

Small Group up to 4 athletes 60 MINS $400

Small Group up to 2 athletes 60 MINS $350

Online Mentoring 30 MINS $120


Michael - 22-07-2024

Today, my sons aged 9 and 11 had the opportunity to train with Coach Soward. His approach was incredibly friendly and caring, which was especially important to me because my 9-year-old is quite shy. Coach Soward took the time to listen to the boys and understand their goals. Once the training started, he guided them through essential skills needed for the game. His patience and expertise enabled them to learn a lot in a short amount of time. I'm excited to have started this new journey and look forward to many more sessions ahead.

Ovilia - 19-07-2024

Jamie was brilliant! So informative and patient. He helped my girl immensely teaching her new skills with her conversions, passes and overall ball play. Spoke to her about self belief, built up her confidence and was just an all round great mentor! Highly recommend.

Lorenzo - 17-04-2024

Wow what an absolute dream to be able to reach out and train with a childhood hero of mine. Within the space of an hour, he picked out certain bits of my game that needed improving on and quickly I progressed as the session went on. Great experience!!

Joshua - 27-03-2024

Jamie was a great help to my son with his goal kicking, he had self taught himself by watching videos of players and Jamie gave him some great tips to improve his kicking game that he never would have picked up on without his help. We went straight to our local oval after the lesson so he could practice what he had learnt. He was very happy with how well he was kicking after just one hour with Jamie. Really nice guy too and connected well with my son who can be a bit shy. We highly recommend Jamie for professional help in rugby league.

Tanya - 25-02-2024

Jamie was absolutely amazing with my 9 year old son. He connected well with him and taught some very invaluable skills that his been practising at home. Jamie was super patient and took the time to really teach him the best technique. My son really enjoyed the session and when we got in the car, said he wish it went for longer! Thanks so much Jamie.