The 2022 season is fast approaching for the Beaudesert Kingfishers, and Charlie Gee is ready for a different challenge, having recently been appointed as the Men’s coach.
“It is my first time coaching rugby league, but after spending time in various systems at the Titans and Tweed as a player, I feel I have a lot to offer and I am looking forward to the lessons I will learn along the way”, he said.
Charlie has always been interested in coaching at some point, and after an injury saw him forced into retirement at the ripe age of 20, he thought this was the best time to start.
“Usually, you start off and coach juniors and work your way up. I had the opportunity to coach the men’s side and I thought that was more of a challenge I was up for”, he said.
“Even though I’m only 22 years old, I feel like I have received enough knowledge over the years to bring back to the Kingfishers”.
Charlie played junior rugby league for the Kingfishers and in 2017, won a grand final playing in the senior men’s side alongside his brothers Alex and Sam, while being coached by his father, Keith Gee.
“This club really does mean a lot to me and my family. I am proud to be a Kingfishers junior and when I have gone to play representative footy, there’s no better feeling then saying you play for Beaudesert”, he said.
“I have so many memories here. The 2017 Grand Final was something I’ll never forget, and it is just really special to play alongside your family. I hope to create some more memories this year”.
The men’s side has had a late start to their training this year but Charlie believes there is a great feeling around the team.
“We have only had a couple of training sessions so far and it has been really good. We have been stripping back to the basics and really emphasizing how and why we’re doing these things”, he said.
“We train Tuesday and Thursday from 6pm and we’re always looking for more players so feel free to come down”.