Brad Dubberley

Our Great Coach on this episode is Brad Dubberley.

Brad is the Australian wheelchair Rugby Head Coach and former player.

Brad took up wheelchair rugby at the age of 14 as part of his rehabilitation process from an injury. Within a year he was representing Australia in a Test against New Zealand. He then won a silver medal as an athlete at the 2000 Sydney Games.

After retiring Brad transitioned into coaching and led the Australian team to a silver medal at the 2008 Olympics. He then went on to coach the team to back to back gold medals at the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games.

Brad is a calm and inspiring coach, the type of person you feel at ease with as you soon as you meet them. He speaks with deep insight about the rewards that come from taking athletes and their families on a journey towards both team success and individual improvement.

You will also hear him talk about the need to keep coaching messages simply so that athletes can understand and not doubt themselves if they forget or scramble the instructions. How laughter, can relieve pressure and give the team a sense of confidence; and how his key message to everyone is Don’t let the chair, stop you from doing anything

Brad is a terrific coach, and I hope you enjoy listening to him as much as Jim and I did.

If you would like to send us any feedback or if you know a great coach, who has a unique story to share, then we would love to hear from you, please contact us at

You can also follow us and comment on all our Great Coaches here

Twitter       @CoachesGreat

Facebook  @TheGreatCoaches

Instagram  @the_great_coaches_podcast

YouTube    The Great Coaches Podcast

LinkedIn    The Great Coaches Podcast

Leave a Reply