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Coaching Bio

I am a conscientious, collaborative and community-oriented sport and education professional with 13 years experience in Rugby League, Education and Personal Training industries.

I have played 220 NRL games being an integral member of Premiership winning teams in 2008 and 2011 and representing Queensland State of Origin in 2010. I have tailored, trained and coached groups and individuals of a variety of ages from young athletes to corporate businessmen with great success stories from each. Whilst playing I was recognised for commitment to player development and education with appointment to ambassadorships for NRL Education and Apprenticeships, NRL Voice against Violence and NRL State of Mind campaigns.


  • Position Specific Skills
  • Tackling
  • Rugby League Conditioning


  • QLD Working with Children Card expiry 04/01/2025

Coaching Locations

  • Norths Rugby Club, 150 Shaw Road, Wavell Heights, Brisbane, QLD 4012, AU
  • Clive Berghofer Centre, 81 Fulcher Road, Red Hill, Brisbane, QLD 4059, AU
  • Emerson Park, Grange, Brisbane, QLD 4051, AU

Session Types

One-on-One Coaching 60 MINS $150

One-on-One Coaching 90 MINS $200

Small Group up to 6 athletes 60 MINS $300

Small Group up to 2 athletes 90 MINS $250

Team up to 15 athletes 60 MINS $440

Online Mentoring 45 MINS $75


Ileini - 07-06-2023

Had my first session with Matt and absolutely enjoyed it. Learnt so much within the hour and can’t wait to continue training with him. Highly recommend!

Theo - 10-07-2022

Matt Ballin, absolute Legend. Both our boys took away a lot from the session. Matt went through a few drills, then went through some live play scenarios. Matt was professional and inspiring. Our boys came away pumped & can’t wait to take what they learned into the next game. Thank you Matt.