Long-time Wattles/Central Downs coach Ian Brady, pictured with a national racing award he won late last year, had a successful 2016 season as a rugby league coach and manager.
Long-time Wattles/Central Downs coach Ian Brady, pictured with a national racing award he won late last year, had a successful 2016 season as a rugby league coach and manager. Contributed

Clifton coach loves every second of his role in rugby league

COACH'S CORNER:

Wattles junior rugby league life member Ian Brady has coached teams for the past decade and will coach again this season.

He talks about his rugby league journey and philosophy on coaching.

I first coached in 2007 at Wattles which was a chance to put something back into the community.

For the past decade, I have coached at least one team a season and taken three Wattles teams to grand finals.

I also coach the Central Downs under-10 35kg team which plays each year in the Zone 5 carnival.

For the past year, I have been president of Zone 5.

We won the carnival two years ago in Charleville and our area will be hosts of this year's carnival in Clifton on June 25-30.

As a junior coach, it is always about fun and sportsmanship.

I am keen on fitness in the older age groups, but for the under-10s I just want them to play as a team and learn skills.

Roy Nott and Doug Peardon are my support staff with the U10 Central Downs team.

This season, I will be manager of the U16 Wattles team in the Warwick and District Junior Rugby League competition.

I enjoy the chance to be involved in Warwick and District, I just love the junior footy. You meet some wonderful people.



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