Sharks Club Career coach Rebecca Potter works with players of all ages, from the under 16 Matthews Cup squad through to the NRL top 25, providing education and training options aimed at bettering themselves in the short term, while also improving their prospects post their rugby league careers.
The players embrace the direction provided, with Potter’s work and career advice now an important part of what the Sharks provide to all involved at the club.
One player who is a shining example of someone who has worked closely with Potter in setting himself up for a life after football is hooker John Morris.
In his 14th season at the top level and about to play his 300-game milestone match on Monday night, Morris somehow found time to add a Masters Degree in Coaching to his previous tertiary qualifications as a Phys Ed teacher. He attended the graduation ceremony at Sydney University recently after completing his degree.
While Morris’s devotion to preparation and training is legendary amongst the many players to have run out alongside him, Potter recognises a different kind of dedication, one for study, education and for continually trying to improve himself.
Potter spoke with Sharks TV, primarily about Morris and how he should be an example to all, while also explaining the significant role she has been entrusted with at the club.
The interview with Potter is now playing on Sharks TV.