Growing up on the Sunshine coast, I was a Queensland School Boys representative in 2016. I was then selected to play for the Australian Men’s Sevens team, making my debut at the Wellington Sevens in 2017. I also played in the World Rugby Sevens Series in Sydney, Las Vegas and Vancouver. In 2018, I made my debut for the Queensland Reds playing Super Rugby.
Throughout my career, I have had some great coaches and I hope to be able to help younger athletes the way my coaches have helped me. I have been coaching Sunshine Coast Grammar Sevens team and the halfback academy at SCGS since I graduated in 2016. I have a lot of coaching experience with halfback specific training and feel I have a lot to offer athletes in this position.
I love seeing the improvement and progression of athletes I coach as well sharing my knowledge and experience with them. I like to keep things fun and not take things too seriously.
- General Rugby skills
- Halfback specific skills
- General play passing
- Passing off the ground
- Tackling technique
- QLD Working with Children Check - expiry 09/12/2021
- Ballymore Stadium 91 Clyde Rd, Herston, Brisbane, QLD 4006, Australia
Tate was amazing!! A great teacher. My son came away with new skills and areas to work on. 'The best birthday present ever' for any rugby mad young child a training session with your idol... highly recommended!!
Tate was fantastic with Felix from the very beginning, made him feel at ease. Training with his hero at Ballymore stadium is something I’m sure he will long remember! He learned half back specific skills which he will be able to put straight into his game and couldn’t wait to get home to show us his new passing skills. Felix summed it up as we drove away, ‘best day ever!’.
From the minute Tate introduced himself, you could see how easily and comfortably he was able to communicate and engage with our son James (aged 10). A brief "boy" chit chat was how the session began as Tate quickly identified James's interests and expectations with regards his rugby skill level and areas he needed or wanted to improve.
Just some of the incredibly helpful and insightful areas for Tate highlighted for James to continue to work on were: the importance of balance and body position when clearing the ball out, hand and arm positioning during passing, and from a safety perspective the importance of keeping his head up and the correct shoulder + leg close with their placement when tackling opposition.
James was pretty much mute for the first 15 minutes! The obvious joy, shock, disbelief and then excitement of having one on one coaching with such an incredible scrum half became more apparent as the session played out.
The session was even better than we had hoped for or imagined. What was truly lovely to see was our son James left with a genuine "spring in his step", and a positive shift in his mindset towards goal setting and training whether it be for school or sport. In the days that followed we heard plenty of "Mum, that was really awesome".
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