Jarrod is a physiotherapist based on the Gold Coast as well as a rugby league match official in the QLD and NRL competitions.
Graduating from Bond University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Exercise Science before graduating again in 2014 with a Doctor of Physiotherapy. Since 2014, he worked as a physiotherapist at John Flynn Hospital on the Gold Coast working mainly with patients post orthopaedic surgery as well as in rehabilitation for patients who have undergone different surgeries & trauma, strokes, brain injuries and require reconditioning. Although being in the hospital setting seeing more of the older population, his passion interest in sports and musculoskeletal physiotherapy which is where he will be utilised for the officiating collective.
Jarrod’s key learning curve was as a physiotherapist with the Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs for 5 weeks learning many life skills, tips and techniques, that he still utilises daily in his current workplace as well as preparing himself each week to get out onto the footy field to officiate.
In 2014, Jarrod was part of the National Officiating scholarship (NOS) program which was managed by Officiating Collective Managing Director Ash Synnott and subsequently mentored by Officiating Collective’s Director or Education and Product Steve Clark. The NOS program provided valuable resources on how to be a high-performance official through understanding nutrition, health & wellbeing, fitness/strength/recovery, media, personal branding, mentoring as well as building relationships with match officials from other sports.