Mark Barnes (rugby league)
|Source: Yesterday's Hero|
Barnes played professional Rugby league in Sydney for both the Parramatta Eels and the Eastern Suburbs Roosters over a seven-year period from 1987–94. He then left to study at the Australian College of Physical Education at Homebush Bay, Sydney, graduating as a PE teacher. He spent the next five years teaching and travelling, as well as both coaching and playing Rugby league. He went on to join the London Broncos as a community sports coach with the specific role of looking to increase the numbers of children playing Rugby league in schools in the area immediate to Griffin Park.
Barnes became a member of the coaching staff at Harlequins RL in December 2004, before linking up with Justin Morgan (his old Parramatta team mate) at Hull Kingston Rovers for the 2007 SL season in the role of Assistant Coach.