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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

  • Clive Berghofer Centre, 81 Fulcher Road, Red Hill, Brisbane, QLD 4059, AU
  • Emerson Park, Grange, Brisbane, QLD 4051, AU
  • Northern Suburbs Leagues Club Ipswich, 29 Pelican Street, North Ipswich, City of Ipswich, QLD 4305, AU

Session Types

One-on-One Coaching 60 MINS $160

One-on-One Coaching 90 MINS $220

Small Group up to 6 athletes 60 MINS $320

Small Group up to 2 athletes 90 MINS $275

Team up to 15 athletes 60 MINS $440

Online Mentoring 45 MINS $100


Adrienne - 13-07-2024

Matt, thank you so much for your time with Mason. He learnt more in that one hour, than he has in all his time playing League at his local club. He put everything he learnt into his game this morning and walked away with the MVP award, he tackled hard, had amazing ball skills, scored his team a try and helped with an amazing try assist. Not only did he learn a lot, he had the time of his life and really took your feedback onboard. You are exactly what he needed, I can’t thank you enough for giving him his spark back. We can’t wait to come back.

Justin - 20-04-2024

Wow wow wow what an amazing session that was. Matty is an absolute awesome coach an even better human. I was able to book with him short notice for my 14 year old boy. In just one 90 min session my sons learnt more then in 6 months at club level. My son wont stop talking about how awesome Matty is an how good the session was haha. We will never go anywhere else. Your an absolute legend of a bloke Matty and can't wait for the next session.

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.