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Coaching Bio

As a former NRL player, I had the privilege of representing both my state (QLD in the State of Origin) and country (Australia) at the highest level. I am looking forward to giving back to the NRL community with the knowledge that I have, ready to share my experience with the next generation of athletes.

I grew up in Peak Hill, a small town in the Central West of New South Wales. My family and I moved around a lot; journeying to Victoria, Cootamundra and La-Perouse before eventually settling in Cherbourg, Queensland. In 2001, I made the move back to Sydney when I signed with the Parramatta Eels, making my NRL debut in 2002. I then joined the Canterbury Bulldogs in 2004 and won the NRL Premiership in the same year. I continued to play for the Bulldogs until 2009 when I was signed by the North Queensland Cowboys. 2012 saw my path lead me back to Parramatta where I remained until my retirement from the NRL in 2014. After a 13-year career in the NRL I had accomplished a lot; I had been a part of a multiple series winning State of Origin team, won a premiership and was awarded the 2004 Dally M Centre of the year – and all of this was accomplished in a career of over 180 first grade games. In 2015, I relocated to France to play for the Catalans Dragons and finished my professional playing career with the Leigh Centurions across the 2016 and 2017 seasons. I have now retired from the game that has given me so much and made me who I am today. I am eager to share my knowledge to help young rugby league players gain confidence in their own ability and teach them new skills to help them achieve both their professional and personal goals.


  • General Rugby League Skills
  • Tackling
  • Wrestling
  • Passing
  • Agility
  • Evasion


  • NSW Working with Children Check expiry 27/03/2023

Coaching Locations

  • Pine Rivers Swans AFC, 176 Bells Pocket Road, Strathpine, Moreton Bay Region, QLD 4500, AU
  • Brothers Rugby Club, 103 Crosby Road, Albion, Brisbane, QLD 4010, AU

Session Types

One-on-One Coaching 30 MINS $60

One-on-One Coaching 45 MINS $85

One-on-One Coaching 60 MINS $100

Small Group up to 2 athletes 60 MINS $120

Small Group up to 4 athletes 60 MINS $200

Team up to 13 athletes 60 MINS $350

Online Mentoring 30 MINS $50


Marg - 15-05-2021

Excellent coaching session. Willie showed Matte correct kicking and passing techniques to assist with his game. So down to earth and professional too. Will definitely be a repeat.

Jane - 08-04-2021

Willie was so gracious with his time and very patient with my son teaching him new skills and building up his confidence. Highly recommend.

Jonelle - 02-05-2020

For my first training session I enjoyed every minute. The set up was professional, drills were personalised to my level yet challenging and the instructions were clear followed by practical examples. I would highly recommend and will be most definitely booking more training sessions.

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