Mick Potter Confirmed

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Mick Potter Confirmed

Post by smeghead » Wed 24 Oct, 2012 12:11 pm

2 year deal.

Members email to follow this afternoon

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Wests Tigers confirms Mick Potter as new NRL Coach
Written by: Wests Tigers Media
Oct 24, 2012 12:26pm

Wests Tigers confirms Mick Potter as new NRL Coach

Wests Tigers today confirmed the appointment of Mick Potter as the Club’s new NRL Coach for the next two seasons.

The appointment was made following a thorough selection process undertaken by the Club.

Potter was a Premiership winner as a player with the Canterbury Bulldogs in 1984 and 1985. He was also a dual winner of the Dally M Player of the Year Award during an outstanding 201 game career.

Since his retirement as a player, Potter has become one of the most respected coaches in the English Super League, having coached Catalan, St Helens and Bradford with great distinction.

He received the coveted Super League Coach of the Year Award in 2008 and again in the recently completed 2012 season.

Potter becomes the Club’s fourth NRL Coach since its first season in 2000.

Wests Tigers Chief Executive Stephen Humphreys said it was very positive to attract such a well credentialed and respected Coach to take the Club into the future.

“We are thrilled to secure Mick’s services for the next couple of seasons,” Humphreys said.

“Mick has enjoyed considerable success in Europe and we have no doubt that he is ready for the challenge that the NRL will present.

“We see him as the perfect person for the role. He has demonstrated his qualities as a Coach in a range of differing circumstances over the last seven years. He will bring not only this experience but importantly, also a fresh pair of eyes and a new energy to our Club.”

Potter said that it was a great honour to join a Club like Wests Tigers.

“I’m really excited about this opportunity”, he said.

“The Club has some promising young talent coming through the ranks, mixed in with some world-class players as well. The playing roster is full of potential and I can’t wait to start working with the group.

“This role will be a big challenge for me but it’s one that I will approach with lots of confidence and enthusiasm.”

The squad will be back into full training in early November and Potter confirmed that it will now be full steam ahead.

“I have officially commenced with Wests Tigers as of today. I have already been briefed on our pre season training plan. I was very impressed with the plan and have given it my full endorsement.

“I will be working hard with our support staff in preparation for the players assembling in a couple of weeks.”
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Post by Tigertime » Wed 24 Oct, 2012 12:13 pm

Awesome news start of a new era

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Post by batboy » Wed 24 Oct, 2012 12:16 pm

SMS Must take longer to get to me Smeg!!

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Post by funky_ap » Wed 24 Oct, 2012 12:17 pm

Great news. Just got the text


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Post by Tigerpete » Wed 24 Oct, 2012 12:18 pm

Great! Now we can finally move forward. Got a lot of work to do to improve on 2012 and it starts here. Good luck Mick!


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Post by tigerbenji » Wed 24 Oct, 2012 12:18 pm

Great to see, now lets get on with it, & hopefully a great 2013 season.

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Post by Tigerdave » Wed 24 Oct, 2012 12:22 pm

just got my SMS

Finally though, a decision made

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Post by alexaki » Wed 24 Oct, 2012 12:23 pm

finally confirmation...now lets all get behind MICK and the Boys....for 2013-14!...No reason why we can't be top 4 contenders...i'm off to renew my memberships now.

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Post by funky_ap » Wed 24 Oct, 2012 12:23 pm

Also, how good is it to actually hear the news from the club and not the telecrap or herald's "news breakers"


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Post by softlaw » Wed 24 Oct, 2012 12:23 pm

hahaha, sms' take ages to get to canberra these days!
(although as i still haven;t renewed my membership not sure why I got it.
Will be renewing now though.
Very good news!
Now, re-sign Robbie for another 5 years and we're set.
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Post by wtfl1981 » Wed 24 Oct, 2012 12:25 pm

just got this message sent to me from wests tigers. Thought you might like this. Mick Potter Wests Tigers NRL coach for 2yrs. You will receive an email with details 2day. Thanks for your support as a Member - ItsMyLife! Opt out ph 0287413300


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Post by Snake » Wed 24 Oct, 2012 12:26 pm

Just received mine ... Now for new membership renewal for 2013!


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Post by smeghead » Wed 24 Oct, 2012 12:27 pm

funky_ap wrote:Also, how good is it to actually hear the news from the club and not the telecrap or herald's "news breakers"


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Post by joe's magpies » Wed 24 Oct, 2012 12:30 pm

Got the SMS as well. Great news. Now for a big 2013 season.

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Post by everett » Wed 24 Oct, 2012 12:34 pm

Great news.

Now let's sign Jennings and another experienced prop.
Living the dream and praying for another premiership

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Post by hybrid_tiger » Wed 24 Oct, 2012 12:35 pm

No SMS for me. Though I haven't renewed yet so I guess that's why?

Good news, anyway.

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Post by max smart » Wed 24 Oct, 2012 12:35 pm

Pumped! Best text of the year!!!


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Post by Chris » Wed 24 Oct, 2012 12:37 pm

hybrid_tiger wrote:No SMS for me. Though I haven't renewed yet so I guess that's why?

Good news, anyway.
After reading some of your comments in the past mate, the club has added you to the "can text later" list ;)

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