ELITE PERFORMANCE STAFF
Head Coach- Grant Anderson
An accredited Australian Rugby Union Level 2 coach, Grant is the former Head Coach of the Breakers Premier Colts and current coach of The Southport School under 16A and 1st XV scrum coach. A former professional rugby player and foundation member of the Breakers, Grant has vast experience in elite rugby both as a player and coach. Grant has worked as a Regional Development Manager for the Queensland Rugby Union and holds a Bachelor of Sport Management. Educated on the Gold Coast Grant has experienced firsthand the pathway opportunity that playing on the Gold Coast presents by going on to become an Australian Representative at age level. Grant is passionate about the development of rugby and enhancing a high performance pathway for players and coaches.
Strength and Conditioning Coach - Steve Harris
Steve Harris is the Director of Harris Performance a Gold Coast Athletic Performance and Personal Training business. Steve makes professional, elite level Strength and Conditioning programs that are usually only available to professional adult athletes through NRL, Super 15 and AFL franchises, now available to those who need it most young athletes!
Physiotherapist - Kyle Richardson
Kyle is a Physiotherapist overseeing the delivery of injury management and rehabilitation services, ensuring that our young athletes continue to develop and excel through peak conditioning. Kyle has worked in private practice at Pindara Physiotherapy and Sports Medicine and is dedicated to sports physiotherapy working with teams including:
- The Rugby College
- Gold Coast Breakers
- Gold Coast Titans as a Physio Aid
- Australian Wallabies 7's as a Physio Aid
Kyle has a Masters of Physiotherapy and also a Bachelor of Exercise Science
Peak Performance Coach - Mark Edmondson
Edmondson Dynamics is a sports self development company for athletes and sporting organisations. Edmondson Dynamics is owned and run by Mark Edmondson who is the creator of Edmondsondynamics and the company's sports products and services. Edmondsondynamics uses a special sports psychology training model to assist individual athletes and sports organisations to reach their sporting potential. Mark is a former England International Rugby League Player, who played over 11 years as a professional player.
“The expert specialised coaching I received at The Rugby Academy helped me achieve my rugby goals”
Ben Tarr TSS 1st XV, QLD Schoolboys, Australia A Schoolboys.
The Rugby Academy also has an impressive group of guest Elite Coaches. These guest coaches include former International Players and Coaches including;
Grant Batty (Former All Black, Professional Coach)
Marty Little (Assistant Breakers Premier Colts Coach)
Elton Flatley (Wallaby and Kicking Specialist coach)
Tai McIssac (Wallaby, Head Coach Toyota Japan)
Clint Curran (ARU Level 2 Coach, Junior Gold Cup)
Spencer Attoe (ARU Level 2 Coach, Junior Gold Cup)
Michael Jay (Lifeskills Coach/Consultant)