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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 more than I could have dreamt of.. 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. Now available for coaching


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


  • QLD Working with Children Check expiry 11/01/2026

Coaching Locations

  • Brothers Rugby Club, 103 Crosby Road, Albion, Brisbane, QLD 4010, AU

Session Types

One-on-One Coaching 30 MINS $100

One-on-One Coaching 45 MINS $150

One-on-One Coaching 60 MINS $200

Small Group up to 2 athletes 60 MINS $250

Online Mentoring 45 MINS $150


Howard - 29-05-2024

Jack said the session was great. Willie showed him more things to concentrate on. He wants to play a couple of games and then have more sessions with Willie to tell him what he is doing wrong.

Howard - 22-05-2024

Jack thought Willie was very good. Looking forward to his next session next week.

Michael - 14-02-2023

Excellent training session with Willie, very professional and a real outgoing person. My son loved the training session and would highly recommend it.

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.