Dixon is the Development Manager and Colts Coach at the Brisbane Broncos,
and a specialist in skills development.
John played A-grade for All Whites in the Toowoomba competition 1973-77,
earning selection in the Toowoomba representative team against the touring
Great Britain side in 1975, and then playing for Brothers in the Rockhampton
However it has been as a coach, focusing on skill development, that John
has made his most significant contribution. First at schoolboy level,
then as a senior club coach and now as a junior coach with the Broncos.
1988-95 - Darling Downs U/15 schoolboy coach
1993 -95 - All Whites, Toowoomba, A-grade coach ( Premiers ‘93 &
‘95 Grand Finalist ‘94)
1996 - Broncos U/17 coach ( Premiers in Group 18, U/19 competition)
1997 - Broncos U/17 coach ( Premiers in Super League U/17’s)
1998-present - Broncos colts coach ( Playing A-grade in Toowoomba comp.)
John was a member of the QRL coaching panels from 1982-95 and was a staff
coach at the annual QRL camps conducted during that time. He has maintained
his involvement in this area as an invited lecturer.
A sideline to John’s career in Rugby League was his involvement
in the sport of Touch Football. At a senior level between 1985-1991, John
represented Queensland and Australia both as a player and as a coach.