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Darryl van de Velde (born 3 October 1951) is an Australian former professional rugby league footballer, coach and administrator. He played club football in Queensland for Souths and represented his state on one occasion in 1977.[1][2] After playing he coached the Brisbane Rugby League premiership's Redcliffe side in 1986 and 1987, taking his club to consecutive grand finals. He was then replaced by Graham Olling.[3]

Darryl van de Velde
Playing information
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1973–76 Souths (Brisbane)
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1977 Queensland 1
Coaching information
Years Team Gms W D L W%
1986–87 Redcliffe
1988–93 Castleford 184 111 6 67 60
1993 London Crusaders
1996–96 Huddersfield
1997–01 Warrington Wolves
Total 184 111 6 67 60
Source: [1]

Van de Velde was part of an unsuccessful syndicate to form the first New South Wales Rugby League premiership club in Queensland. He then embarked on a coaching career in England with Castleford in 1988,[4] Darryl van der Velde was the coach in Castleford's 12-28 defeat by Wigan in the 1991–92 Challenge Cup Final during the 1991–92 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 2 May 1992, in front of a crowd of 77,386,[5] before leaving in 1993. He moved to coach London Crusaders in 1993[citation needed]. Van de Velde then became the Chief Executive Officer of the new South Queensland Crushers club of the ARL premership. He later coached Huddersfield and then joined Warrington Wolves in March 1997,[6] spending five years at the club, but he failed to win a trophy before leaving in 2001. He returned to Australia, and became a board member of the Queensland Rugby League in 2013.


  1. ^ a b "Statistics at". 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  2. ^ Queensland representativesArchived 11 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine at
  3. ^ "Coach Statistics at". 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Coach Statistics at". ℅ 31 December 2017. Archived from the original on 13 August 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  5. ^ "2nd May 1992: Wigan 28 Castleford 12 (Challenge Cup Final)". 31 December 2016. Retrieved 1 January 2017.
  6. ^ "Super League Team-by-team guide". UK: Telegraph Media Group Limited. 1 March 2001. Retrieved 10 October 2010.

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