David Kidwell

Does anyone know what he is responsible for at Melbourne? I was trying to research but couldn’t find anything

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All I know is that he is an Assistant Coach there.

That’s what I’m confused about with Kidwell

Walters was the attacking coach ,Bellamy looks after the defence himself

So what did Kidwell actually do ??

So, for all we know, we’ve hired the guy who carries the drinks around for the boys?

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David Kidwell talks tackles with the Crusaders
TONY SMITH
Last updated 05:00 26/01/2012
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JOSEPH JOHNSON/Fairfax NZ
NO KIDDING: Melbourne Storm assistant-coach David Kidwell discusses tackling with the Crusaders Super 15 rugby team yesterday.
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The Crusaders took a few tackling tips from a good Canterbury man yesterday – Melbourne Storm assistant-coach David Kidwell.

Kidwell, who played 25 tests for the Kiwis as a big hitting backrower, is back in his hometown for a rugby league coaching clinic and trial at Denton Oval on Sunday.

The Crusaders coaching staff invited the former Hornby Panther to run a defensive session at Rugby Park yesterday.

“He offered a bit of his expertise on tackling techniques,” Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder said. “We’ve been looking at a couple of things and they are very technical in league [about tackling]. We just wanted David to talk to our players and give them some new techniques. The guys found it very beneficial.”

Blackadder said Kidwell’s session followed a similar visit made to the Storm last year by members of the Crusaders coaching staff.

“Gibbo [Crusaders backs coach Daryl Gibson] heard David was going to be in Christchurch so he talked to him and asked him to come down.”

Blackadder said the Crusaders “learn a lot from all the codes”. “We’re very similar in a lot of things.”

Kidwell, 34, represented the Canterbury Cardinals in the New Zealand national championship as a teenage centre before playing 236 first grade matches in Australia’s National Rugby League and the English Super League for the now-defunct Adelaide Rams, the Parramatta Eels, the Warrington Wolves, Sydney Roosters, Melbourne Storm and South Sydney.

He turned out 103 times for the Storm between 2003 and 2006 and was part of the losing grand final team in his final year. He was part of the Kiwis squad that won the 2005 Tri-Nations tournament and the 2008 Rugby League World Cup, beating Australia in both finals.

After retiring from the South Sydney Rabbitohs in 2009, Kidwell turned to coaching and guided South Sydney’s under-20 team to the National Youth Competition grand final in 2010.

Kidwell returned to the Storm last year as assistant-coach to Craig Bellamy and is also the New Zealand Schoolboys coach.

The Storm are regular visitors to Christchurch and have signed several South Island juniors in the past. Former Kaiapoi Bulldogs back Matt Duffie is now an established wing in the Storm NRL squad and West Coaster Slade Griffin is making his mark at hooker in Melbourne’s under-20 Toyota Cup team.

Kidwell and his colleagues will hold a training session for players aged between 14 and 18 at Leslie Park on Saturday and a Sunday trial for training attendees only.

Further information about the Melbourne Storm trial is available on the Canterbury Rugby League website.

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Not sure either but if he helps the tigers develop a more Storm like mentality and discipline I will be a very happy Tiger

Like them all time will tell. I would of felt more comfortable with the proven Fowkes!

@wtigers:

So, for all we know, we’ve hired the guy who carries the drinks around for the boys?

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I highly doubt it.

Perhaps Kidwell has been Bellamy’s understudy as defensive coach or possibly took over at the start of 2013

I was going off the info I had from 2012

In the modern game, coaches often don’t simply coach one area and nothing else. Not every coach is solely a specialist attacking, defensive coach etc. They may take on several aspects within attack, defence, tactics, kicking etc

@Balmain Boy:

In the modern game, coaches often don’t simply coach one area and nothing else. Not every coach is solely a specialist attacking, defensive coach etc. They may take on several aspects within attack, defence, tactics, kicking etc

I agree to a degree , but reckon Bellamy would be pretty anal and wouldn’t change things unless they needed changing

Kidwell was the forwards coach at Melbourne. What role he will play with us i’m not too sure, as Blocker has apparently been linked with us.

Kidwell’s job is to try and stop Bellyache from destroying too much equipment during games.

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