Michael Hodge - Head of High-Performance

Michael is a product of rugby nursery Marist College in Canberra and captained the First XV in 2007 before joining Sydney University. After a successful Colts season in 2008, he played 70 1st Grade games and played in the Shute Shield premership winning side in 2012.

Michael represented Australia 7s in 2011, the Sydney Stars in the inaugural NRC competition and was contracted with the NSW Waratahs between 2012-14. He has a Bachelor of Education from the University of Sydney and after multiple season ending injuries he has spent the last three years teaching Mathematics and coaching the 1st XV at Cranbrook School.

Michael has a wealth of rugby experience as a professional player and a coach and most importantly a great history with SUFC. Having previously held the role of Director of Rugby Michael now takes on a new challenge and this newly created position of Head of High Performance. The role will focus on the development of our 1st Grade, 2nd Grade and 1st Colts squads, including game previews & reviews which will help players achieve their individual and team objectives. In addition, Michael will also be the Head Coach of 1st Colts. Similarly, to Rob before him, SUFC view the 1st Colts Head Coaching role as critical to the Club’s long-term success, but it will also allow Michael to learn and develop further as a coach under the guidance of Rob.  

Contact Details:

Mobile: 0413 824 677
Email: m.hodge@sport.usyd.edu.au