Mitch Healey

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Mitch Healey
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Mitch Healey at the SFS
Personal information
Full nameMitch Healey
Born (1969-05-11) 11 May 1969 (age 51)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Playing information
Height174 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Weight79 kg (12 st 6 lb)
PositionFive-eighth
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1989–00 Cronulla-Sutherland 222 33 139 8 418
2001–03 Castleford 76 11 16 2 78
Total 298 44 155 10 496
Source: [1]

Mitch Healey (born 11 May 1969) is an Australian former professional rugby league footballer, a former member of the Cronulla Sharks.

Debut[edit]

His first grade debut was on Sunday, 23 July 1989 against the Canterbury Bulldogs at Endeavour Field. He started his début from the bench. Cronulla went on to win the match quite comfortably 25–10.

Playing career[edit]

Healey played from 1989-2000 scoring a total of 33 tries in 222 games. Healey kicked a total of seven career field goals, including three against the North Sydney Bears. Healey kicked 139 goals during his time with the Cronulla Sharks. Over his career, Healey scored a total of 418 points. In his last game of his career with the Cronulla Sharks Healey scored a try against the Parramatta Eels. Healey then went on to play in the Super League with the Castleford Tigers. Whilst at the Castleford Tigers he partnered Danny Orr in the halves. Healey was injured for most of his 1st season in 2001 but in 2002 and 2003 he captured some form and proved to be a good player for the Castleford Tigers.[2]

Playing five-eighth and scrum-half, Healey was one of a new breed of play-makers instrumental in the development of the pin-point high kick to the corner-post and cross-field kick resulting in many tries to his centres and wingers.

Post playing[edit]

Healey who had previous coaching experience working as assistant to Souths NRL coaches Paul Langmack and Arthur Katinas in 2004, took over reins of the under-20 Cronulla side from Aaron Raper.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mitch Healey - Career Stats & Summary - Rugby League Project". Rugbyleagueproject.org.
  2. ^ "A history of heartbreak: Cronulla Sharks' tale of woe in NRL finals". www.smh.com.au.