Hi, I’m Chris Everingham.
I’m Fil-Aussie and grew up in Newcastle, Australia with my parents and two brothers.
I grew up with an inherent love for competition, so sports was naturally my pathway for self-expression. I played rugby league in Newcastle and had some time as a junior representative for the Newcastle Knights and in the Hunter Academy of Sport.
At university, I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics and furthered my education by studying Strength & Conditioning as well as Training and Assessment at college.
In 2011, I was presented with an opportunity to play international level sports for the Philippine Volcanoes national rugby team.
While being an international athlete for 8 years, I was also teaching holistic performance courses to corporate professionals and the next generation of international athletes. I was able to contribute to big and small companies such as Adidas, Unilab, Fitness First, Optimum Nutrition, Color Manila, URC, as well as national sporting associations such as the Philippine athletics track and field association, Philippine national softball world series team.
In saying that, I’d be more well-known as the National Performance Manager that helped drive the men’s and women’s national rugby programs for the Philippine Volcanoes:
Men’s rugby 7s - champions (Asian Trophy Series, 2017)
- Men’s rugby 7s Asian Sevens Series Top 3 finish, 2018
- Men’s rugby 15s - 2-time Division One Asian Rugby Champions (2018 and 2019)
- Women’s rugby 7s champions (Asian Trophy Series, 2019)
- Men’s rugby 7s - Top 8 (HSBC World Rugby Sevens World Series Qualifier 2019)
- Men’s rugby 7s - Top 4 (Tokyo 202 Olympic Qualifier 2019)
- Men’s rugby 7s - Gold medal (SEA Games 2019)
- Women’s rugby 7s - Silver medal (SEA Games 2019)
I’ve worked alongside former international players and coaches such as Frano Botica (NZ All Blacks), Chris Hickey (NSW Waratahs), Greg Mumm (Fiji), Stu Woodhouse (Philippines) and in the past I played under Al Caravelli (USA Eagles) and Jarred Hodges (Aus rugby 7s).
I’m excited to be a part of the team at the ACT office for NRL Touch Football Australia and I look forward to connecting with everyone and contributing to the touch football community in ACT (and around the nation) in the near future.
Special thank you in advance to the players, coaches, local club members, TFA staff and match officials, family members, supporters and sponsors as well as media partners and volunteers for welcoming both myself and my wife into the community.