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Brett Kimmorley
« on: December 09, 2012, 08:49:07 PM »
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Kimmorley last piece of Raiders' puzzle

The Canberra Raiders have declared new assistant coach Brett Kimmorley the final piece of their 2013 puzzle and David Furner is confident the premiership-wining halfback can have an immediate impact for the Green Machine.

In a massive coup for the Raiders, The Canberra Times can reveal Kimmorley has signed a two-year deal to be Furner’s offsider and he will front for his first training session at 7.30am on Monday.

Kimmorley has decided to leave the Canterbury Bulldogs - where he was an assistant to Des Hasler for the grand final side - to move to Canberra.

And in another boost to Canberra’s pre-season schedule, club legend Mal Meninga will be in the capital this week to add his input to off-season training.

Read more: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/rugby-league/kimmorley-last-piece-of-raiders-puzzle-20121209-2b3g3.html#ixzz2EXwLjucm

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Re: Brett Kimmorley
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2012, 08:55:23 PM »
Welcome to the green machine Noddy! This should really help out our attacking game plan and he will be a great mentor for Sammy, not that the bloke needs too much mentoring considering the great way he finished last year.

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« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2012, 02:58:05 PM »


Brett Kimmorley joins Raiders as Assistant Coach



The Canberra Raiders have confirmed the appointment of former premiership winning halfback Brett Kimmorley, as the clubs new Assistant Coach for the next two seasons.

Kimmorley spent his first morning at Raiders HQ today helping Raiders Coach David Furner and fellow Assistant Coach Andrew Dunemann putting the team through their paces for pre-season training, after his appointment was announced late yesterday afternoon.

It’s an exciting off-field signing for the Raiders and completes a new look coaching staff for the 2013 season, with Kimmorley, Dunemann and new Head of Strength and Conditioning Nigel Ashley-Jones all new additions to the Raiders NRL Coaching staff.

Kimmorley said he’s excited to join the Raiders in the role as Assistant Coach and said he’s looking forward to the challenges that lie ahead.

“To be given the opportunity to become one of the Assistant Coaches is a great career move for me as I was considered more of a specialist Coach at Canterbury,” he said. “It was an offer that Dave gave me and I think the club is in a wonderful position with the way they finished the year last year and the talent that is in the squad here.”

“My main role with the Bulldogs was working with the halves and looking after the catching/kicking side of things and I’ve felt like I’ve done a good apprenticeship,” he said. “I obviously played for a number of years and learnt a lot off Des Hasler in the last twelve months, so it’s now a part of my development as a coach to work with Andrew Dunemann as Assistants and help run the team, come up with some structures and input our ideas to Dave.”

The Raiders enjoyed a strong run at the back end of the 2012 season after starting the season slow and Kimmorley said there were encouraging signs in what he’s seen already that the team can start 2013 like they finished in 2012.

“Certainly attitude’s a big part of it and what I saw out there at my first training session today was that the players are training very hard and are accountable for their actions if they make an error and they’re talking well which us a good sign” he said. “All we can ask is that they put the hard work in now and prepare well. We can help with some structures, rules and guidelines, but in the end is up to how well the players buy into their own pride and some of the excitement they would have got from the end of last year.”

“They rode a fair journey into the semis and it’s about keeping that going from the start of the year and not relying on winning so many games to make the finals,” he said. “It’s about setting your own brand so that the locals here in Canberra want to come to the Stadium every week and support us.”

Raiders Coach David Furner said the appointment of Kimmorley gives the club a fresh face with some new ideas and his time as a player and more recently Coach would make him a valuable asset.

“Brett brings a wealth of experience from his playing career and also having the fulltime year under Des Hasler at Canterbury last year makes him a strong prospect,” Furner said. “His general knowledge of the game is very good and I think what he’ll add is experience and enthusiasm. I think he will be good for our squad and good for our coaching staff.”

Furner said Kimmorley’s years of experience as an NRL halfback would be utilised in working with the club right across the organisation.

“He’ll be very good for our young halves and we definitely need to utilise that, not only for our first grade halves but for our Under 20s, as well as the halves in our junior representative programs. It’s a good opportunity for us to utilise his experience.”

Furner said having Kimmorley locked away before the Christmas break allowed him time to settle into the role and get a good feel for the playing group and what the clubs objectives were.

“Today was an opportunity to sit back and have a look at how he handled the squad and the players responded well to him,” Furner said. “He’s going to build into the role. There’s still two weeks left before the Christmas break for Brett to get to know the players and then we’ll get him working hard.”

Source: Raiders Press Release

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Re: Brett Kimmorley
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2012, 03:06:14 PM »
Kimmorley sees Raiders as a 'good challenge'



Brett Kimmorley left the Canterbury Bulldogs to begin a "new chapter" in his coaching career and believes he can help instil a steely attitude in the Canberra Raiders in an attempt to end their inconsistent finals appearances.

Kimmorley wasted no time joining the Raiders, fronting for his first training session on Monday morning just days after signing a two-year deal to be David Furner's assistant.

He was part of Des Hasler's coaching team at the Bulldogs last season and helped the team into the NRL grand final.



But the chance to take on more responsibility convinced Kimmorley it was time to move to the capital and try something new.
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"I'm very excited, it's a new chapter and a good challenge for me," Kimmorley said.

"The club [Canberra] is in a very good position at the moment ... to be given the opportunity to be one of the assistant coaches is a great career move for myself.

"I was considered more of a specialist [halves] coach at Canterbury. The offer Dave gave me is great ... it was just an opportunity for me to grow and have a shot.

"I feel like I've done a good apprenticeship, played for a number of years and last year taught me a lot working with Des for 12 months.

"It's an interesting part of my own journey to develop ... I hope it's going to be a wonderful career move."

Kimmorley will be with the Raiders full-time for the next two seasons.

However, his family will remain in Sydney and he will still be able to complete some of his duties working at Fox Sports when it slots in with the Raiders' training and playing schedule.

Kimmorley played more than 300 games in the NRL and helped guide the Melbourne Storm to a premiership in 1999.

He represented Australia 20 times and NSW in 10 State of Origins.

His arrival in Canberra provides a big boost to the Green Machine, who have undergone a backroom overhaul despite finishing sixth on the ladder.

Head coach Furner has employed two new assistants - Kimmorley and former under-20s mentor Andrew Dunemann - to replace Andrew McFadden and Justin Morgan.

He has a new strength and conditioning coach and is still searching to add a sport scientist to his staff.

After a woeful start to their 2012 campaign, they fired in the back half of the season to earn a home semi final before losing to South Sydney.

But the Raiders haven't been able to make the finals in consecutive seasons in almost a decade.

To break the pattern of making the finals one year and missing them the next, Kimmorley said the coaches needed to be strict to ensure there was an improved attitude.

"I think attitude is a big part of it and from the first training session I've seen, the players are certainly very accountable and all you can ask is they put the hard work in now," Kimmorley said.

"In the end it's up to the players how much they buy into their own pride and some of the excitement they would have got from the end of last season.

"It was a fair journey into the semis and it's about getting that going from the start of the year.

"It's a wonderful job to be offered and I hope I can do the best I can with some good times around the corner."

Furner tried to recruit Kimmorley as a player at the end of 2010, but the champion halfback declined and decided to retire instead.

Meanwhile, Canberra captain David Shillington returned to training for the first time on Monday after being given an extended break because of his duties with the Australian team.

Shillington is the Raiders' representative on the Rugby League Players Association, which is trying to negotiate an increase in the salary cap.

There will be another meeting in Sydney on Tuesday where the RLPA hopes its request will be granted.

But if negotiations stall, Shillington conceded a boycott of games was possible despite it not being his preferred option.

Source: http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/canberra-raiders/kimmorley-sees-raiders-as-a-good-challenge-20121210-2b4pf.html#ixzz2EcOC9wSd

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Re: Brett Kimmorley
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2012, 09:39:07 AM »
Noddy's a perfect fit for Raiders

Former Canberra skipper Alan Tongue hopes the Raiders have finally achieved coaching solidarity after endorsing new assistant Brett Kimmorley as the ''perfect fit''.

Kimmorley's appointment, plus the promotion of Toyota Cup coach Andrew Dunemann, means five assistants will have worked under head coach David Furner in three years.

Quentin Pongia was paid out the final year of his two-year deal after being he was told his services were no longer required at the end of the 2010 season.

Justin Morgan was also recently sacked midway through a two-year contract believed to be worth about $120,000 a season. He is negotiating a severance package with the Raiders.

Read more: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/noddys-a-perfect-fit-for-raiders-20121211-2b88l.html#ixzz2EmlwR7ub

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Re: Brett Kimmorley
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2012, 09:42:45 AM »
Not half bad: Kimmorley to tutor Raiders dynamo

He helped Josh Reynolds explode into one of the game's best playmakers, and Canberra halfback Sam Williams has no doubt Brett Kimmorley can work similar magic at the Raiders.

Reynolds graduated from a 10-game NRL rookie to a future NSW Origin bolter in 2012 after his superb form guided the Bulldogs to the grand final.

Kimmorley played an influential role in the development of Reynolds and partner Kris Keating as a specialist halves coach at Canterbury this year. And Williams is excited by the prospect of Kimmorley, the new Raiders assistant, overseeing Canberra's batch of promising young halves.

''Last year he was a bit more of a specialised halves coach, so he obviously worked pretty closely with those guys,'' Williams said on Tuesday.

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Re: Brett Kimmorley
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2013, 09:50:10 AM »
Fox Sports rugby league expert Brett Kimmorley selects his NRL All Stars side ahead of voter deadline



As the clock winds down on the voting period for the NRL's All Stars game, Canberra Raiders assistant coach Brett Kimmorley has put his selectors hat on to give the fans a helping hand.

With a long coaching career ahead of him, Noddy will have plenty of tough choices to make but he's used his first assignment as a selector to push the barrow of one of the most talented players on his roster at the Raiders.

There's no doubt fullback is the position causing NRL All Stars voters the most headaches but while Parramatta have made a hilarious video to get Jarryd Hayne ahead, it wasn't enough to get him the nod for the No.1 jersey in front of Josh Dugan.

Dugan is Kimmorley's pick from the Raiders, leaving his wildcard selection of Billy Slater to cool his heels on the bench.

The choice between Hayne, Dugan, Slater and Brett Stewart makes fullback a selection headache but choosing which player represents 2012 premiers Melbourne Storm is another unenviable choice.

Cam Smith's automatic selection as Australia captain leaves voters to choose between Slater and Cooper Cronk if they want to maximise the star power in their side, but Kimmorley has used his coach's pick to stave off sleepless nights about that choice.


Noddy's NRL All Stars

1. Josh Dugan (Raiders)

2. Brett Morris (Dragons)

3. Michael Jennings (Panthers)

4. Brent Tate (Cowboys)

5. Akuila Uate (Knights)

6. Benji Marshall (Automatic)

7. Cooper Cronk (Storm)

8. Sam Burgess (Rabbitohs)

9. Cameron Smith (Automatic)

10. Nate Myles (Titans)

11. Feleti Mateo (Warriors)

12. Reni Maitua (Eels)

13. Paul Gallen (Sharks)

Reserves

14. Robbie Farah (Tigers)

15. Anthony Watmough (Sea Eagles)

16. Corey Parker (Broncos)

17. Mitchell Pearce (Roosters)

18. Josh Renolds (Bulldogs)

19. Billy Slater (Wildcard)

20. Jamie Lyon (Wildcard)

Source: http://www.foxsports.com.au/league/fox-sports-rugby-league-expert-brett-kimmorley-selects-his-nrl-all-stars-side-ahead-of-voter-deadline/story-e6frf3ou-1226553387975#ixzz2HzcEQP5y

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Re: Brett Kimmorley
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2013, 01:52:16 PM »
Kimmorley to stay at Raiders but in altered role

Brett Kimmorley has given a strong indication he will remain on the Canberra Raiders' coaching staff next season, easing fears he would walk after Ricky Stuart was installed as head coach.

If he stays, Kimmorley will act as a transitional coach to ensure promising juniors don't fall between the cracks of the under-20 feeder club, Mounties, and the NRL.

Kimmorley has one year remaining on a two-year deal after he was an assistant under sacked Raiders coach David Furner this year.

It's believed he identified the need for young players alternating between sides to be given more personalised coaching.

Stuart's deputies at Parramatta, Dean Pay and Matt Parish, have followed him to the capital, but Kimmorley insisted he's keen to remain at the club.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/kimmorley-to-stay-at-raiders-but-in-altered-role-20131018-2vsok.html#ixzz2iPp5TAHe