Monday, June 13, 2011
Steve Nance arrived at Headingley Carnegie during the 2008-09 season as the club's new Performance Director to work with Director of Rugby Andy Key and Head Coach Neil Back. An important part of his role at the club will be to work with Leeds Metropolitan University to maximise the expertise and state-of-the-art resources at the Carnegie faculty to help improve the Leeds Carnegie squad.
Steve studied initially at the University of Sydney before completing his Masters at the University of Texas. He has also been the author of numerous publications and lectures internationally. Steve has previously worked with football with Fulham FC, Rugby Union with Queensland Reds and Clermont Ferrand in France, in Rugby League with Brisbane Broncos and North Queensland Cowboys, and also in hockey, rowing and triathlon.
He was also part of the Australian coaching team that led the Wallabies to success in the 1999 World Cup in Wales. As well as winning the World Cup in 1999 during Nance's time with the Wallabies between 1998 ad 2000, they also won the Bledisloe Cup, Cook Cup, Mandela Cup and Tri-Nations. He was part of the Brisbane Broncos organisation who won three NRL titles in Australian Rugby League and worked with Clermont Ferrand in France, getting to the finals of The French Championship in 2001.