DEREK MCVEY

Updated: Aug 9, 2019

Head Coach

Birthday: 07/20/1968

Hometown: Belmont, NSW, Australia

Rugby League Experience: 45 Years



Playing and Coaching Timeline:


1987

NSW Country U/19 Champions

NSW U/19 Rep

Western Suburbs (Newcastle)


1988

Newcastle Knights

NSW U/21 Rep


1989

Full season injured – Knee Reconstruction


1990

Newcastle Representative

NSW Country Firsts Representative

Signed with Gold Coast Seagulls 25/6


1991

Full season injured – Knee Reconstruction


1992 - 1995

Signed with Balmain Tigers

58 First Team games


1996 - 1997

Joined St Helens Rugby League in England

Championship Winners (1996)

Challenge Cup Winners (1997)


1998 - 2001

Cessnock Rugby League Club (Newcastle)

Player (1998)

Took over as player-coach (1999) (Grand finalists)

Newcastle Coach of the Year (1999)

Coach (2000-2001) – Finalists in both seasons


2004 - 2006

Coach at Central Charlestown Rugby League Club had limited resources, which taught him

the importance of junior development. From those seasons, six players progressed on to win

premierships with other clubs.


2007 - 2008

An assistant coach with St George S.G Ball


2009

Head coach for Western Sydney, Harold Mathews (Finalists)


2010

Head Coach S.G Ball (Minor Premiers and season Finalists)


2012

Moved back to Newcastle for Work commitments commencement of local coaching till present.


2016 - 2018

Head Coach for Kincumber Colts RLFC (Finalists '16, '17, & '18)


2019

Head Coach for SWFL Copperheads RLFC (Semi-Finalists)

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