James has been involved with the Ipswich Jets since 1987 where he coached the Reserve Grade team under Tommy Raudonikis. James became a Board Member and Secretary of the Jets in 2007, where he shares his leadership, mentoring, knowledge, understanding and history of the Jets to the board and Club.

James’s strengths are his ability to communicate to the young players of the Club and assist them to balance their sporting and life balances. James wants to ensure the Jets continue to open the door for many players and local people to have their skills and talents recognised. He also wants to ensure the Jets continue to foster rugby league and create new joint ventures with other sporting and community bodies.