After returning to Group 19 for the second division competition this year, the Tenterfield Tigers are already looking forward to building for next season.
The club announced a their coaches appointments for 2019 with Jake Kelly and Geoff Swan co-coaching the men’s team while Megg Landers steps up to the league tag mentoring role.
“We are excited about it, Jake and I,” Swan said.
“We both love rugby league and are passionate about rugby league and love the Tigers.
“Jake is a great learner of the game, he has a wealth of knowledge of the game.
“We have got a great group of young players that are coming through that were here this year and hopefully we can pick up a couple of others.”
Swan believes he can mentor the squad, with a wealth of experience in the sport but he has no plans to lace up the boots next year.
“I have been around a fair bit, played in 11 grand finals in my time, plenty of semi-finals and have been involved in rugby league, coaching junior league and school footy,” he said.
Swan added more knowledge to his extensive rugby league history with a coaching clinic conducted by the NRL in Sydney.
He said it just left him more excited to start the season.
“It was an exciting two days down there. I can't wait to get into it,” he said.
After a great start to the 2018 season, the Tigers men’s side faltered late and Swan is hoping to “keep people interested” for the whole 2019 season.
His co-coach Jake Kelly approached Swan with the idea to lead the side around and said his ultimate goal is to bring the trophy to Tenterfield.
“Hopefully at the end of the year we win the comp but hopefully we get the club get a 'want to win' attitude, build the club up,” he said.
“Hopefully have a good squad where everyone wants to be training and going to all the away games and putting in effort.”
Both the men’s and league tag teams will host a training run and meet and greet on Thursday from 6.30pm at Rugby League Park.
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