Wests Tigers Statement..Leadership Group..

Wests Tigers Statement

Wests Tigers Media Release

Wed 16th December, 04:00PM

Wests Tigers have today confirmed the Club’s new leadership group for the 2016 NRL season.

Wests Tigers are pleased to announce that the 2016 leadership group will consist of Matt Ballin, Robbie Farah, Dene Halatau, Chris Lawrence, Sauaso Sue, James Tedesco and Aaron Woods.

The Club is also set to announce additional positive news in the coming days and weeks that will help to drive a winning culture on and off the field.

Wests Tigers CEO Justin Pascoe congratulated the group on their appointment.

“On behalf of everyone at Wests Tigers I would like to congratulate the seven players on their appointment to our leadership group,” said Pascoe.

“It’s great to have a mix of youth and experience in our leadership group and I look forward to working closely with this group over the coming year.

“I’d also like to take this opportunity to address the considerable speculation and discussion about Robbie Farah’s future with Wests Tigers,” he said.

“I am pleased to confirm that Robbie Farah and Head Coach Jason Taylor have committed to working together to drive greater success for Wests Tigers in 2016.

“On behalf of the Club I want to apologise to our loyal Wests Tigers Members and supporters for allowing this to be played out publicly.

"I am proud of the way that Jason, Robbie and the whole playing group have now embraced a new leadership approach that our new appointee Shane McCurry has introduced,” said Pascoe.

Wests Tigers Head Coach Jason Taylor echoed Pascoe’s sentiments regarding the new leadership group.

“All seven players exhibit great qualities that are an asset to Wests Tigers,” said Taylor.

“I look forward to seeing them develop as a leadership group over the coming year as we look to build a successful Wests Tigers for the future.

“In regards to my relationship with Robbie we both have a commitment to this Club and helping Wests Tigers be a power in the NRL,” he said. “Both Robbie and I have had some really positive private conversations and we’re both committed to the success of the Club in 2016 and beyond and we are also clear as to what we need to do to drive that success.”

Pascoe said; “I also want to acknowledge that the public nature of the contractual discussions have exposed Robbie to unwanted publicity.”

Robbie Farah said that he was looking forward to putting the speculation behind him and being fully focused on the season ahead.

“I am now simply just wanting to continue doing what I have always done, training as hard as I can so that I can perform to the best of my ability for the fans, Members, teammates and Club,” said Farah.

"This Club, the playing group and fans mean everything to me and I want to be around for what I think is going to be an exciting time for Wests Tigers.

“I’m also keen to work closely with Matt, Dene, Chris, Sauaso, James and Aaron as a part of the leadership group over the coming year.

"We all bring unique experiences to the group and will be able to have a positive impact on our teammates and the Club as a whole,” he said.

http://www.weststigers.com.au/news/2015/12/16/wests_tigers_confirm.html

Standard fluff, but good to see Sue in the leadership group.

CEO Justin Pascoe discusses 2016 leadership group…

http://www.weststigers.com.au/news/2015/12/16/ceo_justin_pascoe_di.html

Pascoe interview…

Give Tedesco captaincy, could be a little incentive that will make him want to extend his stay here.

Very, very calculated statements by all parties but glad it’s finally over. Should we be looking forward to whatever this means:

The Club is also set to announce additional positive news in the coming days and weeks that will help to drive a winning culture on and off the field.

So I wonder what the positive news the club will release in the coming weeks??? I get the feeling the spin doctors will be working overtime to try and repair the damage of the past few months.

Anyway time to be positive and put the past behind us is a good message their trying to sell

@supercoach:

So I wonder what the positive news the club will release in the coming weeks??? I get the feeling the spin doctors will be working overtime to try and repair the damage of the past few months.

Anyway time to be positive and put the past behind us is a good message their trying to sell

My guess is shared captaincy

Im assuming one of the leadership group will get it!

Don’t know if anybody watched the interview, but my god was it scripted; from the questions to the responses. With all the media training I’d expect Pascoe to have, he could have made it sound a bit more sincere. It was like there was a bloke behind him with a big piece of cardboard with the things he needed to read out.

Anyway, you’d have to assume that the news is dual captaincy. Or they have reduced the prices of beers and pies at Leichardt Oval. Just not sure which one would be better news….

Very scripted but at least he was saying the right stuff!

Lol… Talking about leadership, while back flipping on leadership? :roll

#pathetic #basketcase

I would have loved JT & Robbie hand in hand standing beside Pascoe.

Surely not dual captaincy. How could that be positive news? If anything it makes Wests Tigers look like more of an amateur joke.

If its one player it should be someone who gets 80 mins.

Looks like Lawrence could be a winner here.

I would be happy with that he deserves it!

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