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Ben
Cross

Ben
Cross

Let's
Train
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rugby league
$100
45 MINS

Coaching Bio

I'm a former professional rugby league player with NRL, State of Origin and Super League experience. Currently, I am the head of football and head coach of the Ipswich Jets. I coach with an athlete centred approach whereby I work closely with the individual or team to enhance their performance through well designed and tailored coaching sessions. I am able to coach at my location or your current training facility.

I was a professional rugby league player for over 10 years in Australia and the UK. While playing in Australia I was fortunate enough to win an NRL premiership Storm 07, play State of Origin NSW, and play over 100 first grade games. I transitioned to coaching while playing in the UK, coaching under 16's & 18's sides. Returning to Australia I coached with the Knights NSW Cup side in 2014-15 where we won the premiership in 2015. I coached South Newcastle Lions for 3 seasons in 2016-2018 winning 2 premierships. In 2016 I was appointed the NSW Women's State of Origin head coach from 2016-2018 winning in all 3 years. I was a specialist rugby league coach at Hunter Sports High School for 5 years coaching in age groups of 12 to 18 years of age with a number of them joining NRL clubs. Recently the Head of Football and Head Coach at the Ipswich Jets, I was responsible for the running of the whole rugby league program of 150+ players and 40+ staff. In 2018 I was appointed as an assistant coach at the NRL Brisbane Broncos. I have a good understanding of coaching across all age groups and sexes from my recent coaching experience, and I look forward to helping you develop as an individual or as a team.

Expertise

  • Fundamental Skill Development
  • Tactical and Technical Development
  • Team Structure Dynamics
  • Sport Specific Conditioning
  • Coach Development

Qualifications

  • QLD Working with Children Card expiry 25/05/2026
  • High Performance Level 3 Rugby League Coach Accreditation expiry 1/11/2024

Coaching Locations

  • West Arana Hills Page, 247 Dawson Parade, Keperra, Brisbane, QLD 4054, AU
  • North Ipswich Reserve Sports Fields, 54 The Terrace, North Ipswich, City of Ipswich, QLD 4305, AU

Session Types

One-on-One Coaching 45 MINS $100

One-on-One Coaching up to 2 athletes 60 MINS $150

Small Group up to 4 athletes 45 MINS $200

Small Group up to 4 athletes 60 MINS $250

Team up to 20 athletes 60 MINS $350

Team up to 20 athletes 90 MINS $450

Online Mentoring 60 MINS $200

Online Mentoring up to 3 athletes 120 MINS $400