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History made as Central Highlands name 2019 rep staff

The Central Highlands Men's and Women's teams are set for a changing of the guard next season as two new head coaches prepare to take the helm.

Central Highlands stalwart Mitch Wyatte has been given the reins of the Men's side, bringing invaluable experience from his illustrious local league playing career across Central Queensland.

Meanwhile; history will be made with a breakthrough appointment to the Women's team as Terri Weatherley takes charge, the first female of any Highlands representative team to hold the top job.

Announced as Queensland's NRL Community Coach of the Year at the weekend, Weatherley is no stranger to the Central Highlands Women's outfit after serving as the assistant coach for the past four years.


A massive congratulations to CH coach Terri Weatherley who was awarded the NRL Community Coach Award at the weekend’s National Coaching Conference in Sydney.

Posted by Central Highlands Rugby League on Monday, 26 November 2018

In the Under 18 and Under 20 teams, both Andrew Doyle and Justin Barrett have been retained to head their respective sides after a successful year in their debut representative coaching seasons.

Central Highlands Coaching Director Alan McIndoe said it was a tough selection, with a number of people wanting to be part of the region's cultivating representative program.

"The Central Highlands representative program has been building over the past few seasons, but most notably this year with a cultural realignment to ensure representative rugby league continues to foster and develop in the region," McIndoe said.

"A true highlight of this continued growth and it being a step in the right direction was the overwhelming number of coaching staff applicants, making the decision hard for myself and the coaching panel with plenty of experienced candidates to consider.

"This is a credit to our previous Central Highlands coaching staff, and in particular, CH Management Committee for their determination and commitment to deliver a high-level program on and off the field to service our elite players.

"On behalf of the panel, I'd like to congratulate the successful applicants and wish them all the best for the upcoming representative season."

The full list of Central Highlands representative staff is outlined below.

Central Highlands Men's Team

Head Coach: Mitch Wyatte
Assistant Coach: Jay Denman
LeagueSafe: Brett Weatherley
Sports Trainer: Frank Lambley
Manager: Jay Edwards

Central Highlands Women's Team

Head Coach: Terri Weatherley
Assistant Coach: Sean Daly
LeagueSafe: Shane Pingel
Sports Trainer: Tracy McIndoe
Manager: Cloe Ramsay

Central Highlands Under 20 Team

Head Coach: Justin Barrett
Assistant Coach: Shane Nixon
LeagueSafe: Trent White
Sports Trainer: Tracy McIndoe
Manager: Charleigh Robinson

Central Highlands Under 18 Team

Head Coach: Andrew Doyle
Assistant Coach: Matt Pacey
LeagueSafe: Rob Walters
Sports Trainer: Chrissy Walters
Manager: Jay Edwards

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