Kidwell you muppet

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  1. Diesel

    Diesel First Grade

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    Don’t need a review to tell themselves they f**ked up. Check out all Kiwis game day posts since the Perth test in 2016, as obvious as dogs balls
     
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  2. Cold Roses

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    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=12014053

    New Zealand Rugby League's review: No one gave Kiwis coach critical World Cup document

    By: Joel Kulasinghman
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    Kiwis coach David Kidwell was not provided with the strategically designed 'High Level Kiwis Campaign Plan' ahead of the 2017 Rugby League World Cup.

    That was one of the many scathing findings of the independent review into the Kiwis' failed World Cup campaign which found a lack of leadership and expertise across the NZRL organisation.

    The review - led by sports lawyer Tim Castle and former Bulldogs and Netball New Zealand boss Raelene Castle - was charged with examining the Kiwis' ill-fated performance at last year's World Cup, which culminated in historic losses to Tonga and Fiji.

    The findings were released today at Rugby League House in Auckland where review panellist Tim Castle, NZRL chairman Reon Edwards and NZRL acting CEO Hugh Martyn addressed the media.

    As reported by the Herald yesterday, the review's findings highlighted a lack of direction and poor decision-making throughout the leadership structure at New Zealand Rugby League.

    Some of the significant findings included:

    • A complete lack of proven high performance sport expertise within the NZRL organisation and its supporting structures.
    • A systemic failure of senior NZRL leadership to identify those problems
    • The Kiwis' campaign was disadvantaged by the NZRL appointment of an inexperienced head coach in David Kidwell
    • NZRL let down Kidwell in not providing him with a carefully and strategically designed High Level Kiwis Campaign plan.

    Castle identified the complete lack of proven high performance sport expertise within the NZRL organisation as the most alarming findings of the review.

    The damning findings were also particularly critical of NZRL in their appointment of head coach David Kidwell, who was deemed as inexperienced.

    The findings also found that Kidwell attempted to implement too much in a short space of time and treated the World Cup as a test instead of the pinnacle of the Kiwis four year calendar.

    "NZRL let down Head Coach David Kidwell specifically in not providing him with the carefully and strategically designed 2014 – 2017 High Level Kiwis Campaign Plan," said the 'High Level Findings'. "We record that in our view the Head Coach should have, upon his appointment asked for and insisted on being provided with that High Level Plan. David Kidwell acknowledged that indeed he should have done this but did not do so.

    "We consider that his failing in this regard was unsatisfactory. It does not however, in our view, excuse the failure of NZRL senior leadership to provide its Kiwis Head Coach with that High Level Plan."

    The status of David Kidwell as coach, who is currently out of contract with the Kiwis, remains up in the air but the report's findings is likely to end any chance of his reappointment.

    "Disappointing as it was, the Kiwis 2017 loss could ultimately be for the best for the game," said NZRL Board Chair Reon Edwards. "This is a good wake-up call and an opportunity for a fresh start.

    "While Tim and Raelene's report identifies very clearly where things went wrong, importantly they have provided the NZRL a solid framework to help us deliver on our high performance requirements, improve our selection processes, enhance risk management, and ensure we vastly improve our planning and communication.

    "We have already implemented the Review Panel recommendation to change the policy that the Kiwis' Head Coach must be a New Zealander, and next week we will announce the make up of the new selection panel.
     
  3. Cold Roses

    Cold Roses Juniors

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    Not sure that we needed a fresh start, we needed to build on the momentum that we had created from the success in 2014 - 2015.

    This will be interesting. Do Nikau and Barnett get to stay? Surely they need to be held accountable as well?
     
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  4. Big Marn

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    "NZRL let down Head Coach David Kidwell specifically in not providing him with the carefully and strategically designed 2014 – 2017 High Level Kiwis Campaign Plan"

    I dont even know what this means. What was in it and Who designed it? Was it fishhead BS or did it have some substance? Was SK following it when he resigned?
     
  5. Skinner

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    Kidwell would have struggled to understand it, I believe.
     
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  6. MKEB...

    MKEB... Moderator Staff Member

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    Is anyone aware if the whole findings have been published? That would make a great read; and I for one, am quite interested in reading it.
     
  7. Meth

    Meth Referee

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    Some of the significant findings included:

    • A complete lack of proven high performance sport expertise within the NZRL organisation and its supporting structures.
    • A systemic failure of senior NZRL leadership to identify those problems
    • The Kiwis' campaign was disadvantaged by the NZRL appointment of an inexperienced head coach in David Kidwell
    • NZRL let down Kidwell in not providing him with a carefully and strategically designed High Level Kiwis Campaign plan.
     
  8. Mighty Ape Man

    Mighty Ape Man Juniors

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    Still at a loss as to why the NZRL has the head of ARU reviewing their failings?

    And this so-called "strategically designed" plan? Please give me a f**king break already...

    The lack of this supposed "plan" played what part in players jumping ship?

    Nice of them to hold Kidwell responsible for nothing. It wasn't his fault. He didn't have the "plan"

    :joy::joy::joy:
     
  9. RHYTHM AND STEALTH

    RHYTHM AND STEALTH Coach

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    Wasnt she named to the ARU after being appointed to do the review
     
  10. Cold Roses

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    REVIEW PANEL RECOMMENDATIONS

    1. Vastly improve and comprehensively document its "fit for purpose" High Performance Plans, Programmes and measures for success at the elite level and integrate them into the organisation. Weconsider that this Report must be factored into these steps. The High Performance Plans, Programmes and measures for success must, among other things, incorporate:

    • a dedicated support structure with required expertise to ensure the Kiwis Head Coach and coaching staff have all the tools and support for desired Kiwis success in their international campaigns.

    • a player relationship management policy and development plan to provide for strong player welfare and culture

    • a comprehensive Risk/Opportunity Management Plan

    • all such other policy and programme requirements of a quality High Performance Plan as distilled from the following recommendations and this Report.

    2. Enhance its knowledge, expertise, understanding, leadership and capability at the high performance sport level, and at the CEO position. Document job descriptions and required essential skills for all relevant positions; and design and document all processes and procedures to achieve the enhancements described. These steps must also include a clear articulation of the arrangements to be put in place to provide full support for the Kiwis' Head Coach, including the vastly improved High Performance plans and programmes already referred to.

    3. Change the current NZRL policy that the Kiwis' Head Coach must be a New Zealander; and open recruitment and appointment processes to ensure the best person for the position is appointed.

    4. Review and update its current Player Selection Policy to better reflect the capabilities and qualities being sought for all positions in the Kiwis.

    5. Develop a highly sensitive and efficient player communication programme and policy to facilitate ease of communications across the entire NZRL organisation, including its High Performance and coaching positions, with all elite players.

    6. Develop genuine and enduring relationships between the entire NZRL organisation, including its High Performance and coaching positions, and all elite players, including potential elite players.

    7. Review and update, or create as necessary, communications policies and plans with players and staff, Social Media Policy, Media Policy, Crisis Communications Policy, and Media Plan; and incorporate these policies and plans into the new improved High Performance Plan identified in Recommendation No. 1 above.

    8. Review appropriate contractual arrangements for players which maintain the integrity of current eligibility rules, but provide the best prospect of player stability for the Kiwis.

    9. Review the appropriateness and efficiency of its structure and organisation and make any necessary changes. In particular, but without limitation, we recommend that the NZRL consider recruiting on/in to its governance arrangements (including the Board) high performance sport expertise.

    REVIEW PANEL HIGH LEVEL FINDINGS

    1. A complete lack of proven high performance sport (HP) expertise within the NZRL organisation and the supporting structures that need to be put in place for sustained success.

    2. A systemic failure of senior NZRL leadership to identify HP problems and inadequacies, and no obvious ability to identify and manage the risks arising.

    3. The Kiwis' campaign was disadvantaged by the NZRL appointment of an inexperienced Head Coach (with potential nonetheless) who attempted to implement too much in a short space of time and treated the RLWC like a 'Test' event instead of the pinnacle of the Kiwis 4 year calendar.

    4. NZRL let down Head Coach David Kidwell specifically in not providing him with the carefully and strategically designed 2014 – 2017 High Level Kiwis Campaign Plan. We record that in our view the Head Coach should have, upon his appointment asked for and insisted on being provided with that High Level Plan. David Kidwell acknowledged that indeed he should have done this but did not do so.

    We consider that his failing in this regard was unsatisfactory. It does not however, in our view, excuse the failure of NZRL senior leadership to provide its Kiwis Head Coach with that High Level Plan.
     
  11. Iafeta

    Iafeta Referee

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    Would have been like Lloyd Christmas...

    "Te... heee? Tahuyeee?"

    "Oh that's a big one Lloyd. The."
     
  12. ZEROMISSTACKLES

    ZEROMISSTACKLES First Grade

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    Oh I don't know...that Kidwell with his 'the key is we' speech was just unbelievably ground breaking.

    He's a complex one is Kidwell. Le muppy-ton.
     
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  13. Rich102

    Rich102 Moderator Staff Member

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    Putting the wee in kiwi?
     
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  14. Cold Roses

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    Kidwell not reapplying for the job. Question remains though, who else out there wants it, or can do it?
     
  15. Skinner

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    Big wraps on Lozza Daley, now that the home grown rule is gone. He is not the most
    succcessful coach, but sometimes they can click.
     
  16. Cold Roses

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    Whoever gets it, as well as putting some experience around them, I want to see someone like Jones, Blackmore or Ricky Henry brought in as well.
     
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  17. Skinner

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    If they did go that way, and at the mo, we haven't got a clue, but, I would certainly
    want a New Zealand understudy of two, in there as well. Folks talk about Wiki and
    Stacey etc, because of their passion, but it actually needs a hell of a lot more than
    that. They would really need to be proven, good technical coaches as well. Richie
    Blackmore and Ricky Henry show very good signs though, I agree.
     
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  18. ZEROMISSTACKLES

    ZEROMISSTACKLES First Grade

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    Thank you David. This is fantastic news.
     
  19. RHYTHM AND STEALTH

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    Laurie Daley has just confirmed his interest in the Kiwis job
     
  20. shinobi

    shinobi Juniors

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    Reading this article today says Maguire might be keen

    https://www.smh.com.au/sport/nrl/mi...b-following-test-boycott-20180404-p4z7ra.html

    "The Cedars had been in discussions with Maguire about the prospect of taking over from Brad Fittler, but the dramas engulfing the Lebanese Rugby League Federation - including a player Test boycott until the board stands down - have prompted the former Rabbitohs mentor to walk away from the negotiating table. Maguire will instead seek the vacant Kiwis coaching role after David Kidwell opted not to reapply for the position."
     

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