Faith and family the focus for former Wallaby
After Caleb Timu retired from playing professional rugby union in France last year, he couldn’t wait to return to the City of Logan – where he grew up – to start the next chapter of his life.
During his career, the Regents Park resident played 2 Tests for the Australian Wallabies, had a 3-year stint with the Queensland Reds and trained with the Brisbane Broncos, including selection in the under 20s Queensland Maroons.
He had also struggled with anger, addiction and anxiety.
‘As I spent time working on my own issues that were affecting my marriage, family and even work, my life changed,’ Caleb says.
‘I had greater self control, was more present in my home with my children, my marriage was getting stronger and I was having more success on the
rugby field as a professional athlete.’
Following retirement at 27, Caleb is now working as a life coach for men and sharing his experiences with others.
The proud Samoan, father to 3 sons and devoted member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, says the City of Logan has a sense of
‘What I love about the Logan community is the diversity of cultures, religions and races,’ Caleb says.
Councillor Jacob Heremaia recently met with Caleb to explore opportunities to work together in Division 8.
‘Caleb is passionate about helping men, both young and old, to face their issues,’ Cr Heremaia says.
‘We have some exciting ideas to work on together to help our community grow and prosper.’