Nigel Ashley-Jones joined the Sharks as consultant High Performance Manager in May 2011.
Having graduated from the University of Western Australia in 1991, he made the decision to coach and retired from playing rugby league at the age of 21 to join the Western Australian Rugby League and fledgling Western Reds.
In 1996 he followed John Dorahy to the Warrington Wolves to take up a Head S&C role at the age of 24 and has remained in the northern hemisphere ever since.
Nigel has headed up programs in three sports at the top level, rugby league, rugby union and football. He has gained qualification into the Heineken Cup last season with the Sharks, won Premiership, Super League and Challenge Cup trophies with St Helens and Wigan, steered Saracens twice into the Premiership play-offs, and helped the Russian National team qualify for the Rugby World Cup. He has also worked for Wigan Athletic Football club, aiding their promotion to the Premiership in 2004, and served with Derby County football club from 2007-2009.
He has a reputation for tireless enthusiasm and passion towards his players and assisting them to achieve their potential. He is a devout enemy of laziness and has a silent ambition to write screen plays and become Prime Minister of Australia.