Coach's and staff

Coaches and staff for all programs

Grant Anderson - Head Coach 2020

Head Coach

  • Grant Anderson

 

 

 

Assistant Coaches

  • Ray Thomas

Managers

  • Nick Kennon
  • Dan Bowdler
Damon Virtue, 2nd Grade Coach 2020

Head Coach

  • Damon Virtue

 

 

 

Assistant Coaches

  • Jodie Danagher

 

Managers

  • Peter Jones
  • Chris Patterson
Brenden Jones, Head of Colts Program - Colts 1 Coach 2020

Head Coach

  • Brenden Jones

Assistant Coaches

  • Andrew Fraser
  • Jay Hohipa

Managers

  • Deane Kelly
Andrew Fraser, Colts 2 Coach 2020

Head Coach

  • Andrew Fraser

Assistant Coaches

  • Andre Boon

Manager

  • Matt Andrew
Mick Barnao, Colts 3 Coach 2020

Head Coach

  • Mick Barnao

Mick Barnao Bio

I began coaching junior rugby 11 years ago at Bond Pirates Rugby Club here on the Gold Coast. I progressed through the age groups, to now coaching Colts at Bond University.  I have also coached the GCDRU Cyclones U14s and U16s over the last 5 years. Highlight was winning the QJRU State Champs in 2015, and runners up on 2 other occasions. Another proud moment was coaching GCDRU U16s last year, and competing in the inaugural Junior Oceania Rugby tournament held in Brisbane.  Against a much bigger, star studded Samoan, New Zealand and Australian sides the Cyclones U16s finished on top, taking out the grand final against Samoa. It is great to see so many of the boys I coached over the years now playing Colts here at Bond.

I have been lucky to coach alongside, and be mentored by Bob Dwyer and Mike Penistone at the Bob Dwyer Rugby Clinic over several years, and am heavily involved in the annual All Saints Rugby Clinic. This has been a wonderful opportunity to learn from some very highly respected coaches, and give back to the community.

A fun fact about me - I have a titanium knee - 5 years ago I had a complete knee replacement as a result of an ongoing injury I sustained whilst playing rugby way back at the age of 20 for the NZ Army. With two knee reconstructions I was forced into early retirement. But my love for the game was totally reignited when I started coaching. I am very much looking forward to working with Bond Uni, the coaches and players, and can't wait to get into the paddock.
 

Assistant Coach

  • John Nucifora

Manager

  • Tatsuya Watanuki
Lawrence Faifua - Womens XV Premier Coach 2020

Head Coach

  • Lawrence Faifua

Assistant Coach

  • Andre Boon

Team Manager

  • Emily Bass

Emily Bass Bio.

Starting at Bond University in 2016, I began to study a Diploma of Sports Management. I came to the Bond Rugby Club eager to contribute into the first women's 7's side. I was lucky enough to get together a team to take away to our first competition in Byron Bay. In the same year, I was also fortunate enough to go away with the Australian University team that competed in the World University Games in Swansea, Wales. 

Following this, I competed my Diploma of Sports Management and continued on studying a Bachelor of Sports Management. Since the Aon University 7's starting in 2017, I've been apart of the Bond University Women's squad. However, last year I unfortunately ruptured of my ACL before the Aon University Seven's Series. I worked hard with Jess Rowlands,  Bond University Rugby Physiotherapist, and I was fortunate enough to take the field without an ACL and co-captain the Bond University Aon Sevens Squad alongside Australian Wallaroo and Australian 7's rugby legend, Kirby Sefo.

Following this, I was fortunate enough to be selected into the Queensland Red's XV's in 2020, however, with major reoccurring instabilities to my knee, I decided that it was time for a ACL reconstruction. Although I'll be having time out playing, I'm excited to practice my degree at the Bond University Rugby Club with the first ever women's XV's team.

Setu Naseri Bond University's Aon 7's head coach.

Head Coach

  • Setu Naseri

Assistant Coach

  • Lawrence Faifua
  • Mason Howarth

Manager

  • Trish Sullivan

Head Coach

  • Cameron Pither

Assistant Coach/Manager

  • Peter Jones
Luca Liussi, Director of Rugby

Director of Rugby

  • Luca Liussi

 

 

 

Administration

  • Trish Sullivan

Physiotherapist

  • Jess Rowlands

Trainer

  • Liam Sandstrom

Team Doctor

  • Dr Brendan Baragry

S&C Coach

  • Pula Kolokihakaufisi