I am a people person, I’ve dealt with all types in my life. As someone who has real world experience in various roles both inside and outside of rugby league, I draw on this to assist the broad ranch of participants in our game.
I have been involved in rugby league in one way or another for more than 40 years in roles that range from coaching the game Under 6s and to open men’s teams in Central Region.
Importantly, I also know what it’s like to live a life outside of that bubble – to run your own business and to cope with the challenges that can entail. I owned and operated a tyre service in Miles; starting as a single operator before building it up to employ three staff, and faced the same stresses that many of our working players face, so I can help provide guidance when things feel overwhelming.
I am Central Region local; I was born and raised in Charleville and spent time in Toowoomba before settling in Miles.
While I offer support to players, I also work to educate those around them, namely the parents and coaches who might be placing undue pressure on young talents before they are ready.
I help make sure they are not part of the problem and instead are able to provide a supportive, positive environment for the player to grow as a person.
Grant Bignell +61 448 813 444