Our rugby league players haven’t been the only ones learning new skills in the pre-season.

In a massive boost for the game across the south east, more than 160 coaches recently took part in coaching updates at Kougari Oval, Langlands Park and Griffith University.

The updates were linked between NRL Game Development, Wynnum Manly Seagulls, Easts Tigers and Souths Logan Magpies.

South East Game Development Officer Lane Bird was thrilled with the results.

“The clubs’ junior affiliate coaches were all invited to attend and those who did gained a further 12 months onto their coaching accreditation,” Bird said.

Intrust Super Cup coaches Scott Sipple and Josh Hannay presented defensive drills and principles.

“They explained the importance of involving all players and ensuring participants enjoy the skill, drill or game.  

Development staff including Chris McKenna (Wynnum Manly), Steve Peoples (Easts Tigers) and Mark Beaumont (Souths Logan Magpies) were all heavily involved in the promotion and running of the updates.

Brisbane Broncos Game Development presented at the Wynnum Manly update.