Mick Aldous

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Mick Aldous
Personal information
Full name Michael Aldous
Born 1960
Playing information
Position Versatile back
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1984–85 Canberra Raiders 25 9 0 0 36
Coaching information
Years Team Gms W D L W%
2004 France 2

Mick Aldous (born 1960) is an Australian former Canberra Raiders rugby league player and representative coach of French national rugby league team.

Playing career[edit]

Raised in Nowra, New South Wales Aldous attended St Joseph's College, Hunters Hill in Sydney and played in the school's rugby union First XV in 1977 & 1978 at five-eighth. He represented at GPS level in both those years and in a New South Wales Schoolboy side in 1978.[1] He was also an excellent schoolboy cricketer captaining St Joseph's, GPS and NSW schoolboy representative cricket XIs in 1978/79 before a career in first grade cricket for the Waverley club in Sydney, as a wicketkeeper batsman.[2]

His professional rugby league career was with the Canberra Raiders. He made twenty-five first grade appearances between 1984 and 1985 as a versatile back at center, wing & fullback.[3]

Post playing[edit]

After playing retirement Aldous became an Australian Schoolboys coach in rugby league and took a job as a Development Officer with the NSWRL.

In 2004, Aldous moved to France as a coaching consultant to the French Rugby League Federation. In November 2004, he coached France to a competitive 52-30 loss to the Kangaroos and a 24-20 loss to the Kiwis in Carcassonne.[4]

He has worked as a Recruitment Coordinator for the Canberra Raiders and in teaching PDHPE, and Design and Technology at selective high school Sydney Boys High School as a year adviser. Aldous is currently a coach for cricket and rugby. He also has a habit of losing it and throwing tantrums.[5][6]



  1. ^ St Joseph's College Magazine 1978
  2. ^ St Joseph's College Magazine 1978
  3. ^ Whiticker/Hudson p 4
  4. ^ France come in from the cold
  5. ^ http://www.sydneyboyshigh.com/publications/high-notes/archive/vol9no27 Coach of the Week: Mick Aldous
  6. ^ http://www.sydneyboyshigh.com/publications/document-library/doc_view/7701-high-notes-vol-9-no-1-february-01-2008 Mick Aldous Industrial Arts.

Published sources[edit]

  • Whiticker, Alan & Hudson, Glen (2006) The Encyclopedia of Rugby League Players, Gavin Allen Publishing, Sydney
  • St Joseph's College Annual Magazine Dec 1977
  • St Joseph's College Annual Magazine Dec 1978