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Ben Colley



Ben has been a part of the program since 2017 and been the Head Coach for the Year 9 squad since that time. In 2019 he takes on the role of Rugby League Coordinator.

He has had plenty of experience coaching the UQ Rugby League team, the UQ Hounds, as well as being involved in many representative teams. These representative teams include the 2018 U12 and U15 Met North teams.


Coaching Experience: 3 years at Wavell and 6 years at The University of Queensland Hounds. 

Rep teams: 2018 Northern Broncos, 2018 U12 Metropolitan North (manager) and U15 Metropolitan North (trainer).

Own Playing Level: Open University Rugby League with University of Queensland Hounds, 2016 Queensland Universities and Junior Titans development camp.

Qualifications: Level 1 Coach, First aid, CPR, Level 2 Strapping



James  Francis



Jimmy has a lot of history with the Rugby Excellence Program; he was a student of the first Rugby Excellence class here at Wavell in 2001. He has since returned as a teacher and is currently the 2018 Open 1's Coach. 

Jimmy spent 5 years in England playing for Wigan, Warrington and Salford. This experience, along with his time at the Aspley Broncos, has enabled him to take on the role of Open 1's Coach for the past few years.


Coaching Experience: 8 years

Rep teams: Met North for last 6 years, coaching U12's and U18's

Own Playing Level: 20 years, 5 years in England

Qualifications: Level 2 Coach, First aid, CPR, Strapping


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Paul Stanley



Paul began teaching and coaching at Wavell SHS in 2009. He was then Rugby League Coordinator for 5 years, stepping down for 2019.

After playing for Souths Logan at Q Cup Level and making the QLD Rangers team from 2008 to 2010, Paul moved into coaching and has been apart of many representative teams. He has been heavily involved in Met North and QLD teams since 2012 coaching Met North U11, U12, U15, QLD U15 and in 2018 he will coach the U18 Met North team alongside David Young as his trainer.


Coaching experience: 11 years

Rep teams: Met North U/12 2012, Met North U/15 2015-2017, Met North U/11 2015, QLD White U/15 2016, Met North Opens 2018

Own Playing Level: Q Cup Souths Logan, QLD Rangers 2008-2010

Qualifications: Level 2 Coach, First aid, CPR, Strapping, Cert 4 Training & Assessing


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David Porter


Dave has been a teacher of Wavell High for over a decade and has been a pioneer for the Rugby League program since his arrival. He has unlimited experience both coaching Met North teams as well as QLD School boy teams.

His mentoring of younger coaches has helped build the strength of our coaches and teams.


Coaching Experience: 16 years 

Rep teams: Met North and QLD Schoolboys, including 2017 U15 QLD.

Own Playing Level: 22 years

Qualifications: Level 2 Coach, First aid, CPR, Strapping


Guy Williams


Guy Williams, is an ex-Australian rugby league player for who most recently played Lézignan Sangliers in the Elite One Championship and previously the Brisbane Broncos in the NRL competition. 

He began teaching at Wavell in 2018 and with his journalist experience, took on the Media Officer role.

In 2019, Guy heads up the Year 9 program as well as assisting with the Open teams.

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Cameron Drew


Cameron, like James Francis, is an ex-student involved in the Wavell Rugby League Excellence Program. He has both had experience as a Met North player, trainer and coach. 

Since moving to Wavell in 2016, Cameron has been involved with the Year 7 teams and is the 2018 Year 7 Head Coach.


Coaching Experience: 2 years

Rep teams: Met North U11 2017 (Trainer), 2018 and 2019 (Coach) 

Own Playing Level: 16years as a player, Met North Representative, U20 Colts

Qualifications: Level 1 Coach, First Aid, CPR, Cert III and IV in Fitness



Brendan Barlow

Deputy Principal

Warriors Assistant

Brendan Barlow is the current Deputy Principal of Wavell SHS but has also had plenty of experience around Wavell Rugby League and other teams. 

Brendan established the Wavell SHS Rugby League Program in 2001, when James Francis was a student. Brendan has had plenty involvement in school rugby league and has even had the opportunity to coach the Australian Schoolboys from 2008 to 2010. He then went to work for the Brisbane Broncos as an Elite Player Development manager for 3 years between 2011 and 2014.

Brendan continues to be involved in the Wavell Rugby League Excellence Program for 2018.

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David Young

Warriors Assistant

David has been assisting Jay Wilkinson for the last few years with the junior teams and will be continuing this in 2018. He is excited about the year ahead with the cohort of Year 8’s that Wavell has this year.


Coaching Experience:  5 years

Rep teams: Met North U/15 Trainer 2015-2017, Met North Trainer Opens 2018

Own Playing Level: QLD Premier Grade Rugby (Wests), QLD Country Heelers 

Qualifications: Level 1 Coach, First Aid, CPR, Strapping


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Cassie Horn


Cassie is involved with both the Rugby League and Netball Excellence Programs. 

Cassie previously played Rugby League at high school and is able to use that experience when assisting Paul Stanley and Marnie McCormick coach the girls teams.


Coaching Experience: 3 years

Own Playing Level: High School Rugby League

Qualifications: Level 1 Coach, Senior First Aid, CPR


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David Faamita


David has previously been a Norths Devils Q-CUP player and been coaching at Wavell for the last few years. 

David continues his involvement with the Year 7 cohort in 2018.


Coaching Experience: 3 years

Own Playing Level: Norths Devils Qld Cup

Qualifications: Level 1 Coach, First Aid, CPR


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Andrew Crawford


Andrew is a Science teacher at Wavell High but that doesn't stop him being involved with the Rugby League program. He has spent the last few years with the Year 7 group and is set to take on this role again in 2018.


Coaching Experience: 4 years

Qualifications: Level 1 Coach, First Aid, CPR

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Kalvan Rehbein


Kalvan has recently come on board at Wavell High and was quick to contribute with some great ideas on how to improve the program. Kalvan is currently assisting with coaching the Year 7 cohort. 

After his move to North Brisbane he also started to be involved in District Sports. He is currently the U11 City District Coach and will surely leave the boys with some new skills.  

Years coaching at Wavell: 2 years  

Rep teams: - U11 City Districts Coach 2018 - U11 City Districts Manager 2017

Own Playing Level: - A-Grade Bundaberg Rugby League (regional A-Grade) - Wide Bay Regional Representative

Qualifications: Level 1 Coach, First Aid

Program Assistants

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Marnie McCormick

Program Assistant

Marnie is also involved with the Rugby League and Netball Excellence Programs.

Having played at club level and 9 years of coaching experience, Marnie has had plenty of exposure to the game and is a great asset to the Wavell coaching staff.


Coaching Experience: 9 years

Own Playing Level: Club Rugby League

Qualifications: Level 1 Coach, Senior First Aid, CPR, Strapping


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Alison Pound

Program Assistant

Alison has been Wavell’s Head of Department of Science for over a decade and has continually given up her time to contribute to the Rugby League Excellence program. She has been building a rapport with her students outside of the classroom which has been beneficial for the learning inside the classroom.