Wayne Bennett Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children & More

Wayne Bennett Family

Wayne Bennett is an Australian rugby league coach who is widely known as one of the greatest coaches in the history of the sport.Wayne Bennett Family belongs to Allora, Australia. He was born on January 1, 1950, in Allora, Queensland, Australia.

Bennett began his coaching career in the early 1980s, and his success soon earned him a reputation as a skilled and innovative coach. He has coached several teams in the Australian National Rugby League (NRL), including the Canberra Raiders, the Brisbane Broncos, and the St. George Illawarra Dragons.

Wayne Bennett Wiki

NameWayne Bennett
Birthdate ( Age)1 January 1950
Place of BirthAllora, Australia
Marital Status Married
Spouse/PartnerTrish Bennett (m. 1974), Dale Tynan Cage
ParentsPatricia Bennett 
EducationNot known
ProfessionAustralian coach
Net Worth$1.5 Million 
Last Update2022
Wayne Bennett Family
Wayne Bennett Family

Wayne Bennett Family, Parents

Bennett was born in the small township of Allora, Queensland, Australia,and grew up in a working-class family in nearby Warwick with an alcoholic father who deserted the family when Wayne was eleven years old, forcing Wayne to enter the workforce at an early age. He has two sisters, Michelle and Gretta and two brothers, Robert and Dwight.

Wayne Bennett Wife

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Wayne Bennett and Dale Tynan Cage.

Bennett married Trish Bennett in 1974. They separated in 2016.The couple have Three children together named Justin, Katherine, and Elizabeth .Wayne Bennett now engaged to Dale Tynan Cage. The couple is set to get married this year, though the split rumors have not left the couple.

Wayne Bennett Net Worth

Wayne Bennett has an estimated Net Worth around $2 Million in 2023.His primary source of incomes comes from his career as Australian rugby league coach.

Wayne Bennett Professional Career

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Bennett was a talented wing and goal-kicker, and represented Queensland 9 times between 1971 and 1973.Bennett was coached by Bob Bax, who he has credited as being a major influence in his own later coaching career.Bennett also played two tour matches for Australia on the 1971 tour of New Zealand.

Bennett began coaching in Ipswich in 1976,before moving to Brisbane Rugby League Premiership sides, Souths and Brothers. After the births of his three children, Bennett had a break from coaching.

He returned in 1983 as coach of Souths Acacia Ridge under 16s as well as the Queensland Police Academy under 18s team which he took to a premiership. He also worked as the Police Academy’s fitness instructor.

On 12 April 2011 Bennett announced that he would be joining Nathan Tinkler’s newly acquired Newcastle Knights for 2012 on a 4-year deal. Darius Boyd again followed Bennett to his new club, moving with him to Newcastle as he had when the pair moved from Brisbane to St George Illawarra.

He was selected as head coach for the 2019 Great Britain Lions tour of the Southern Hemisphere.He took charge of Great Britain for the first time in the defeat by Tonga.

Great Britain ended the tour losing all four matches including the last match which was a humiliating 28-10 loss against Papua New Guinea in Port Moresby. Following the conclusion of the tour, several Great Britain players and Bennett himself came under intense media scrutiny and fan backlash.

On 21 February 2020, it was announced that Bennett would be leaving South Sydney as head coach at the end of the 2021 season with assistant Jason Demetriou taking his place. On 14 January 2021, it was announced that Bennett relinquished his Queensland Maroons coaching job.

Wayne Bennett Major Achivements

Some of Bennett’s Major achievements during his coaching career include:

  • Winning seven NRL premierships as a head coach, which is a record in the competition’s history.
  • Winning two World Cups as the head coach of the Australian national team.
  • Coaching the Queensland Maroons to eight State of Origin series victories between 1986 and 2003.
  • Being inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 2015.

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