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Football Department

Head Coach – Trent Barrett

A talented five-eighth/half-back, Trent played 295 first grade games through stints at Illawarra, St George-Illawarra, Wigan, and Cronulla. He represented NSW on 11 occasions and played 15 Tests for Australia and four World Cup matches.  Prior to taking on the Sea Eagles Head Coach role for the 2016 season as part of a three-year deal, Trent worked as an Assistant Coach for the NSW Blues, and Penrith Panthers. He has also coached Country Origin and Italy in the World Cup. 2016 Coaching Record: 24 games, won 8, lost 16.

Assistant Coach/Recruitment Manager – John Cartwright

A great ball-playing second-rower, John played 184 first grade games for Penrith, winning a premiership in 1991. He represented NSW eight times and Australia seven times, as well as in four World Cup matches. John was an Assistant Coach at Penrith and the Sydney Roosters before being the first Head Coach of the Gold Coast Titans from 2007-14 (186 games). John was the Assistant Coach of NRL Premiers, North Queensland Cowboys, in 2015.

Assistant Coach, NRL- Willie Peters

A former half-back, Willie played 76 first grade games from 1997-2004 with South Sydney Rabbitohs and St George-Illawarra Dragons. He played 38 first grade games for both clubs. Willie also played in the English Super League between 1999-2004 with stints at Gateshead, Wigan, and Widnes where he played 67 games between the three clubs. Following retirement from playing, Willie spent three years as a trainer for the Rabbitohs first grade (2009 –11). He then moved to the role as Head skills coach for the Rabbitohs’ Harold Matts and SG Ball (2012), Assistant Coach Rabbitohs SG Ball (2013), Harold Matts Head Coach 2014 (one win from GF), and SG Ball Head Coach 2015 (finished second. Willie then joined the Wests Tigers in 2016 as their Holden Cup Head Coach Tigers (two weeks into semis).

Head of Physical Performance – Dan Ferris

Dan previously worked as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Gold Coast Titans, and Head Trainer for the Country Rugby League team under Coach Trent Barrett. A Bond University graduate, Dan's major area of expertise is in all aspects of Elite Physical Performance Program Development, and Management in Professional Contact Sports Athletes.

Head Trainer – Alex Ross

Alex is in his 21st season with the club, dating back to 1996 with the U/14s development squad. He later became the Head Trainer of the NRL squad in 2004. ‘Rossy’ has been involved in two grand final wins (2008,’11) and four grand final appearances with the Sea Eagles.

Head Physiotherapist – Andre Rickenbach

Andre has been the Head Physiotherapist at the Sea Eagles since 2003. He previously held the position of New Zealand Test physiotherapist from 2000-2002. He studied at the University of Auckland, and has a Masters in Exercise Science from the University of Texas, Austin. Andre was involved in the 2008 and 2011 premiership victories.

Assistant / Rehabilitation Physiotherapist – Cameron Dyer

Cameron studied physiotherapy at the University of Newcastle. Cameron has previously worked with the Newcastle Knights and the Australian Rugby 7s Mens and Development teams. This is Cameron’s first year with the Sea Eagles.

Chief Medical Officer – Dr Luke Inman

Luke was the team doctor for the Australian Rugby Union men’s and women’s Seven-a-side teams, and was an assistant doctor to the Sydney Swans and NSW Waratahs teams. He represented Australia in seven-a-side rugby and played for Australia in the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne in 2006. He also played 20 matches for the NSW Waratahs in the Super Rugby competition.

Rehabilitation Coach – Cameron Ferguson

Cameron joined the Sea Eagles from the Gold Coast Suns AFL Club where he held the positions of Rehabilitation Manager, and Performance Analyst. He also spent time as the High Performance Manager, and Strength and Conditioning Coach at the Gold Coast Suns Academy. He has studied at Bond University and Griffith University.


Assistant Coach and Development Co-ordinator, NRL - Chad Randall

A Sea Eagles ball boy in the 90s, Chad made his first grade debut in 2002 for the then Northern Eagles. He went on to play 66 games for Manly/Northern Eagles until 2006 when he joined the London Broncos in the English Super League. Chad played 197 games for the London club over eight years. His first stint at coaching saw him take a struggling London Academy side to the finals. In 2014, Chad returned home to take up an assistant role with Manly’s SG Ball side before taking on the Head Coach role in 2015. He coached the NYC team in 2016. 

NYC Coach - Wayne Lambkin

Wayne is in his first year of coaching with the Sea Eagles in 2017. His previous appointments have included North Sydney NSW Cup (2007-2015), Canterbury NSW Cup (2005-2006), and Penrith NYC (2003-04). He has also held the position of Head Coach of the rugby league program at Westfield Sports High School since 2002.

Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles Coach - Pat Weisner

Coaching History: 2015: Blacktown Workers RL Director of Football & Head Coach of Ron Massey Cup and Sydney Shield teams; 2012: Cabramatta Sydney Shield Coach (Semi-Finals) & Ron Massey Cup Assistant Coach (Minor Premiers); 2011Cabramatta Bundy Cup Assistant Coach – Minor Premiers and Premiers; 2009 - 2015: NSW Fire Brigades Coach; 2007: Barrow Raiders ‘The Championship’ UK Assistant Coach / Player – Minor Premiers and Premiers; 2004: Halifax Blue Sox Player / Coach – Finished 2nd.

Playing History: 2014 – Blacktown Workers RL (Ron Massey Cup); 2010 – Bankstown/Sydney Bulls (Bundy Cup); 2008 – Barrow Raiders (UK ‘The Championship’); 2006 & 2007 – Hull Kingston Rovers (UK Super League); 2006 – Harlequins/London Broncos (UK Super League); 2004 & 2005 – Halifax Blue Sox (UK ‘The Championship’); 2003 – Leigh Centurions (UK ‘The Championship’); 1996 to 2002 – Canterbury Bulldogs (Premier League/Reserve Grade, Jersey Flegg, S.G Ball, Harold Mathews).

International Playing Career Summary: 2005 to 2008 – Ireland International; 2006 – European Cup Final vs England; 2006 – European Cup Halfback of the tournament; 2006 – Record holder for most drop goals in a match – 3 vs Wales.