Simon Woolford

Simon Woolford
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Personal information
Born (1975-04-07) 7 April 1975 (age 46)
Young, New South Wales, Australia
Height 175 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 14 st 2 lb (90 kg)
Playing information
Position Hooker
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1994–06 Canberra Raiders 234 35 1 0 142
2007–08 St. George Illawarra 28 1 0 0 4
Total 262 36 1 0 146
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2002 NSW Country 1 0 0 0 0
Coaching information
Years Team Gms W D L W%
2018–20 Huddersfield Giants 48 23 0 25 48
As of 20 September 2019
Source: [1] [2]

Simon Woolford (born 7 April 1975) is an Australian professional rugby league coach who is the head coach of the Huddersfield Giants in the Super League, and a former player.

He played in the NRL for the Canberra Raiders and the St. George Illawarra Dragons, and represented Country in the City vs Country Origin match in 2002.


Woolford was born in Young, New South Wales, Australia.

Playing career

He played for the Canberra Raiders and St. George Illawarra Dragons in the NRL. He primarily played as a Hooker. He made his first grade debut for Canberra on 29 May 1994 in round 11 of the season.[4] He played for NSW Country in the City vs Country Origin match in 2002.

Coaching career

Woolford coached the Queanbeyan Blues in the Canberra Rugby League competition. In 2015 he was suspended for nine months after breaking the window of the coaching box. This was later overturned in a retrial and a suspended sentence of 3 months was handed out.[5] In 2016, Woolford began coaching the Newcastle Intrust Super Premiership NSW side and in 2017 took the club to the finals.[6]

On 29 April 2018 Woolford was announced as the head coach of Huddersfield Giants in Super league on a two and half year deal.[7] He took over form Chris Thorman, who had been in charge on an interim basis following the sacking of Rick Stone earlier in the season.


  1. ^ Simon Woolford at the Rugby League Project
  2. ^ Rugby League Project Coaches
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  5. ^ "Simon Woolford handed suspended sentence at Seiffert Oval". Sydney Morning Herald. 25 September 2015. Retrieved 24 September 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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  7. ^ Booth, Mel (30 April 2018). "Simon Woolford is new Giants head coach on two-and-a-half year contract". huddersfieldexaminer. Retrieved 30 April 2018.


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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Chris Thorman
Huddersfield Giants

Succeeded by
Luke Robinson
Preceded by
Laurie Daley
Canberra Raiders captain
Succeeded by
Clinton Schifcofske

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