Head Football Coach
What’s your link to Townsville? I moved to Townsville in 2000 to play Rugby League for the North Queensland Cowboys, who I spent 10 years with.
Where are you now? I left Townsville at the end of 2010 and moved to Cairns to work at the Northern Pride as a Community Engagement Officer running programs to keep students engaged at school through Rugby League throughout Cairns, Mt Isa and up to the Torres Cape. I also played Rugby League for the Northern Pride in the Queensland Cup and am now their Head Coach.
What does your work involve? Sea Swift Northern Pride are one of the three feeder teams for the North Queensland Cowboys, plus I also look after the Pathways Program for the Pride and Under 16s to Under 20s. So my work involves a lot of coaching and mentoring both on and off the field. I also co-own a fitness business in Innisfail, called KZ7 Training, so the nights I’m not at Northern Pride training I’m down in Innisfail running my fitness business.
What’s happening with your personal life? I just got married in October last year to my partner who I met in Townsville. We have two awesome sons Kyan and Bodhi.
How did your time in Townsville set you up for success? Townsville is the main reason why I do what I do today.
Do you still come back to Townsville to visit? Yes, to watch the Cowboys play whenever I can.