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Coaching Bio

I am a professional rugby player currently playing for the NSW Waratah’s. Whether it be working on a specific skill or a healthy discussion about game strategy and mindset, I aim to impart some of the knowledge I've learnt throughout my career to help to achieve your goals in rugby and become the player/team you aspire to be.

*Currently unavailable for coaching - Playing Overseas* Playing rugby union since I was 11 years old, I am passionate about all things rugby and I am very grateful for what the game has given me. I have learnt a vast range of skills from my professional career and am I'm excited to be able to help players young and old not only fulfil their playing potential but also enjoy what the game has to offer. I aim to make my private rugby training sessions fun and energetic with the main focus on learning and improving your game. Career Highlights: Australian U20s: 2015 NSW Country Eagles: 2016 -2019 Western Force: 2017 NSW Waratah’s: 2018 – Current


  • Kicking
  • Catch & Pass
  • High Ball Catching
  • Core Rugby Skills
  • Tackle technique
  • Breakdown
  • Game Awareness
  • Team System
  • Footwork
  • Fitness


  • NSW Working with Children's Card expiry 07/08/2024

Coaching Locations

  • Eastern Suburbs Rugby Union Club, 22a O'Sullivan Road, Bellevue Hill, Sydney, NSW 2023, AU
  • Birchgrove Oval, Rose Street, Birchgrove, Inner West Council, NSW 2041, AU

Session Types

One-on-One Coaching 30 MINS $80

One-on-One Coaching 60 MINS $120

Small Group up to 6 athletes 30 MINS $100

Small Group up to 6 athletes 60 MINS $160

Team up to 30 athletes 60 MINS $200


Kirsty - 04-05-2022

Alex is a fantastic coach. Very grateful for his time and energy, as well as the tips he gave my son. He made it such an enjoyable session for him.

Sarah - 25-03-2022

What a fantastic opportunity to have access to elite sportsman through Playbook to coach everyday people wishing to learn and improve sporting skills. We are very appreciative of Alex Newsome taking time out if his own training schedule to spend time with my teenage son to offer such a valuable hour of rugby coaching. From the outset he was prompt in responding to Playbook messages and made it easy to lock in a time. He was personable and friendly right from the start of the session. His instructions were clear and encouraging, working through one step at a time which facilitated noticeable improvement of my son’s skills through the session. Alex coached valuable tips and skills for playing a consistent game of rugby, he also listened to what my son’s goals were for his rugby training which Alex also targeted and set up specific drills.