Brothers halfback developing plan for life after football
IPSWICH Rugby League A-grade premiers Brothers resume training tonight with a new coaching team in Tyron Day and Dean Daylight.
Veteran halfback Jason Connors however will not be there as preparations for the new season kick off.
The Brothers footballer faces an operation on a bicep tendon.
Connors, 30, has declared it will be his last season of footy in a career that has included a season in England, the Queensland Cup, a Broncos scholarship, Ipswich representation and four seasons at Brothers.
He shared in four grand finals and two premierships with the successful Brothers club.
Connors also works as the Brothers Rugby League Club development officer.
He is however more than your average development officer. He is also a budding entrepreneur with a social conscience.
While it is part of his job description to co-ordinate the club's junior coaching program and promote Brothers and rugby league among schools and the wider community, Connors has gone a step further.
He has created his own programs to help children with learning and behavioural difficulties and has devised a coaching DVD to help youngsters learn.
Connors also markets a range of sporting skins.
Physics 3D compression garments have been worn by the Tongan team - just eliminated from the Rugby League World Cup - as well as a host of Queensland Cup and NRL players.
The garments are designed to improve circulation, aid recovery and help prevent injury.
Connors hopes to see Ipswich juniors wearing his skins in the near future as he plans for life after footy.