Tweed move fits well for o'callaghan
RUGBY LEAGUE: Rockhampton's Joe O'Callaghan has taken the first steps in his dream of one day working with a NRL club.
O'Callaghan, 24, leaves Rockhampton today after accepting a position as head conditioner at Queensland Cup club Tweed Heads - a feeder-club to the Gold Coast Titans.
After two years in charge of the Central Comets' strength and conditioning program, O'Callaghan will link up with former Comets coach now Seagulls head coach Steve Anderson on the Tweed.
“I actually applied for the Colts (under-19s) coaching job and conditioning job at Tweed before Ando was appointed coach,” O'Callaghan said yesterday.
“It all sort of fell into place and the rest is history.
“I enjoyed working alongside Ando and learned a lot from him.”
O'Callaghan will be in charge of Tweed's Colts, FOGS Cup and Queensland Cup teams next season, as well as working with the Titans coaching staff and players.
The Glenmore State High School HPE teacher, who has transferred to Mabel Park State High at Logan, said it was no secret his ambition was a career working with an NRL club.
“In the next two to three years, whether it's development, coaching or fitness, I'd love to be working with an NRL club,” he said.
O'Callaghan also joins Kevin Campion at Tweed Heads after the former Queensland Origin forward was appointed Anderson's assistant coach.