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Dan Kilian Biography
A former rugby league prodigy has opened up about how he derailed and ended up behind bars after joining the Rebels motorcycle gang.
Dan Kilian was still in high school when he started playing for the Gold Coast Titans under 20 in 2011, which he still describes as his favorite soccer memory.
He signed a contract with the Newcastle Knights the following year before a battle with anxiety and depression saw him throw away his promising league career at the age of 19, finding himself in jail in two years.
Kilian, now 25, has opened up about his troubled past, his life behind bars and the battle to get his life back on track since then in a candid interview with Queensland police, titled The Dan Kilian Story.
Former rising rugby league star Dan Kilian (pictured leaving the Supreme Court in 2017) has opened up how his life spiralled out of control when he was younger
‘I became the perfect mix of the human monster; super greedy, manipulative, disloyal, abusive, violent, ‘he recalled.
Your only end point is to make money, get the other members to fill you with ego and get that stature of not being fucked or who has the most money, who has the most gold, who can get the most women, who moves the most equipment.
“There were some aspects that were nice, but that’s the glorification of everything behind it.”
Kilian became involved with the Rebels at the age of 19 when he returned to his home in Coffs Harbor on the north coast of New South Wales after moving away from the sport.
He pleaded guilty to drug trafficking in 2017 after he was caught buying 10,000 MDMA tablets for $ 10 each.
Kilian sold the pills, making thousands of dollars in profit, part of which he spent on drugs.
“I used drugs and alcohol to cure my depression, but all it did was lose control,” Kilian recalled.
Dan Kilian pictured at the age 19 when he threw away his promising rugby league career ad joined the Rebels bikie gang
‘I ran into a guy in a pub, who I realized was in the Rebels, we actually looked into each other’s eyes and it was going to be a bit of a fight, but before you know it we were all back in the house club. that night in the ass and all that.
‘He said I have a partner who runs a soccer club up north, would you be interested and I thought yeah sure why not … never before in that gang realm and I didn’t see this guy was really getting up here for your own purpose.
Kilian admitted that he was forced to do things that he did not want to do while he was a member of Rebels.
“It wasn’t nice, some things will stay with me forever,” he said.
“ I went home and put my head on a pillow many times and thought, what have I done? ‘
“When you hate yourself more, you learn to self-destruct more.”
Dan Kilian spent more than two years behind bars in his early 20s, which he described as a real eyeopener
Kilian was eventually arrested in a dramatic bike raid in 2014 and spent more than two years in prisons in New South Wales and Queensland.
“Eighteen months in New South Wales jails at the age of 20 was a real eye-opener,” he said.
“ It was a harsh reality, coming from a place of opportunity to a place like that, you sit there and really regret it and think what the hell have I done. ”
“ It was a massive, massive blow to the mouth. ”
He used the time in a Bathurst jail to improve himself, spending time in the library and reading 150 books.
“Then I went to the Queensland prison and did the same,” he said.
“I trained as much as I could, three, four, times a day, sometimes more.
‘I got tired of feeling like shit. I got tired of my mental capacity having control over me … I’m still not perfect, but I try to stay as mentally strong as I can. ‘
Kilian cut ties with the rebels when he got out of jail and didn’t look back.
The end of the video shows Kilian a year after filming, where he revealed that getting his life back on track had been “challenging and exhausting.”