Episode 161 - Chris Heighington

March 22, 2020




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In this podcast

2:20 - Welcome Chris Heighington
3:20 - His life size wall memory of the 2016 grand final win
4:00 - Post footy life
6:14 - Joining the media
7:50 - Banter with the players
8:00 - The start of the journey in Campbelltown
10:12 - The goal kicking super star kid
11:00 - Learning to surf
11:55 - Coaching surfers and the Rip Curl house
13:00 - Junior reps with the North Sydney Bears
14:46 - Tim Sheens offer to join the Wests Tigers
16:40 - First grade debut at the double header
17:19 - Getting drop and becoming resilience
20:20 - The turning point of the 2005 season & how they won the GF
25:55 - Being a light weight after the grand final
27:21 - Why he was forced to leave the Tigers
29:00 - Moving to the Sharks and the ASADA years
30:30 - When he thought the Sharks could really win the premiership
32:00 - On funny Jimmy Maloney moments
33:30 - Difference between Shane Flanagan and Tim Sheens
34:45 - Picking themselves up for the 2016 final series
37:55 - 2016 Grand Final and nerves
38:45 - The secret in the fault
40:18 - The turning point of 2016
41:34 - How he ended up playing for England
44:45 - If he could coach one surfer in the world who would it be
48:31 - My favourite try of his against Roosters
50:15 - Beau Ryan
50:33 - Chad Townsend
51:46 - Donny Bradman award
52:30 - Team socialite
52:51 - Best rig
53:33 - Worst rig and Jack Bird
55:00 - 5 people he would invite to a private dinner party 





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Chris Heighington is a former professional rugby league player with his distinguished career seeing play 338 first grade games for the Wests Tigers, Cronulla Sharks and Newcastle Knights winning two premierships with the Tigers in 2005 and Sharks in 2016. He represented England in 7 games while post footy his a member of the ABC grandstand team while also in the strength and conditioning industry coaching professional athletes within his business  Chris Heighington Sports Performance.






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