Chris has a long and accomplished history as a player at LCRU. He has played 22 years for the club starting in 1992 in the under 6's and finishing with a 1st Grade Premiership in 2014.
Chris left the club in 2015 to improve his coaching skills and knowledge. Chris was handed the opportunity as Premier Reserve coach at Wests Rugby Union and worked along side top level coaches such as Phil Moody and Pat Byron, just to list a couple of mentors.
Upon hearing of the promotion of LCRU to the Brisbane Premier Grade Competition Chris immediately contacted the club to express his interest. He wanted to use what he had gained and help the club in 2017 build towards a competitive club culture and steer them in the direction of success.
As a teacher Chris has exceptional organisational and teaching skills which show through in his coaching methods. Chris prides himself in building players individual skills while emphasising the importance of a positive team unit.
Our Director of Rugby Mark Forrester has been a level two coach for 17 years and is a five time premiership winning coach with many years experience at Premier grade level.
Mark has a distinguished representative coaching career, most recently winning a national 7’s championship in 2016. Mark’s achievements also include Leading the Queensland Team to wins in the Barraclough Shield, Coaching Queensland against PNG, having an undefeated tenure in the annual City vs Country clash over a seven year period, coached successfully at a Junior Gold Cup and schoolboy level.
Mark is actively coaching at the club coordinating the defensive coaching in the 1st grade and open men’s teams as well as a coaching Junior sides and with our junior girls and women’s 7s teams as well as continuing his current representative commitments.