Discussion in 'Parramatta Eels' started by Gronk, Apr 29, 2015.
so was this new AFL guy at Essendope before or after they got busted for doping players?
Id be too scared to try. Reckon i would tear a hammy
Even if Norman can't kick a spiral there's still a good chance he could spiral out of control.
I probably would and did so many years ago doing just that.
after, he helped them rebuild,
probabaly good experience for what we need to go through
has AFL guy got us on drugs?
probably sedatives and hallucinogens judging by the way they play
Should be feeding us Rogaine.
half of them should be given ratsak
Parramatta Eels turn to Shane McCurry for football review
12:00AM July 12, 2018
One of the men who helped rebuild Essendon following the departure of coach James Hird has been charged with finding answers to the woes at Parramatta.
Leadership expert and consultant Shane McCurry has been called on to assist with the review of the Eels’ football department following a season of abject disappointment for the club.
McCurry, who has also been intimately involved at Wests Tigers in a consultancy capacity, will be assisted by former Australian fullback Greg Brentnall and ex-Sydney Swans player Rob Kerr.
Parramatta chief executive Bernie Gurr announced the trio would conduct a sweeping review of the Eels’ football department in a letter to the club’s members yesterday.
Gurr said he expected the review to take eight weeks as the trio looks at every aspect of the operations, including governance and leadership, recruitment and retention, player roster and salary cap, and the junior leagues.
The Eels started the year among the favourites for the premiership but have languished near the foot of the ladder all season, having won only three games.
“Our aspiration for our Parramatta Eels is to have a high-performing football department that is consistently achieving great outcomes for everyone involved in our club — our fans, players, staff, sponsors and all other stakeholders connected with the club,” Gurr wrote.
“We are determined to ensure that the football department has the best possible people, systems and resources to give the Eels the best opportunity to succeed on the field.
“On-field success is a key driver of our overall club success.
“Consistent with last week’s announcement, we planned to engage an experienced and independent third party to be involved with the project.
“After a thorough search and consultation process, PNRL has engaged experienced consultant Shane McCurry to assist with the project.
“Shane has assisted us to develop a comprehensive approach for conducting the project, which will include speaking to staff and players internally and benchmarking our football department against other teams, sports and industries internationally.”
As well as Essendon and Wests Tigers, McCurry has also worked with North Melbourne and Richmond in the AFL. His Linkedin account describes him as a “thought leader in dynamic settings across industries including high performance sport”. His foundation philosophy is that “all individuals, teams and organisations have the capacity to improve and can reach their full potential through focusing on progress, story, connection, wellbeing and reflection”.
“It is anticipated that this project will take approximately eight weeks with recommendations to be considered by the board and football department,” Gurr wrote.
“Once the project is completed we will provide an update to our valued members, fans and stakeholders.
“At our core, we are a football club and we are totally committed to supporting our rugby league programs with the very best resources and practices, and this project is another step in ensuring the club is successful now and into the future.”
Parramatta have already begun the process of regeneration, having signed Canberra prop Junior Paulo and Sydney Roosters winger Blake Ferguson for next season. The expectation is that the shopping spree will continue, with a number of players also exiting the club.
Five-eighth Corey Norman is unlikely to be at Parramatta in 2019, while the club is yet to make a decision on whether to resign Jarryd Hayne, who is off-contract at the end of the year.
Centre Michael Jennings is also under a cloud given he trained with the NSW Cup side last week and has one year remaining on a lucrative deal.
While the playing ranks are in a state of flux, coach Brad Arthur has been assured that he will continue in the role next season — he has one year remaining on his deal and was a uniting force for the club when they went through the devastation of the 2016 salary cap scandal.
Parramatta Eels turn to the man who helped rebuild Wests Tigers to turn the club around
DAVID RICCIO CHIEF SPORTS WRITER, The Sunday Telegraph
25 minutes ago
PARRAMATTA officials turned to Western Sydney rivals the Wests Tigers before appointing the leadership expert in charge of rebuilding the rubble that is the Eels.
Shane McCurry, a culture and leadership consultant, has begun an all-encompassing review of the Eels football department in the wake of a wasted season that promised so much.
The significance of the board-led review can’t be understated given the last-placed Parramatta face the prospect of playing in a “Spoon Bowl’’ against 15th-placed Canterbury on Thursday night.
McCurry is no stranger to culture and club reviews, having helped rebuild Essendon following the departure of James Hird in 2015.
McCurry, who has also worked with the NRL itself, was employed by the Wests Tigers during their own quagmire of player contract dispute, coaching, culture and leadership turmoil two years ago.
His role with the Tigers in February 2016 was to specifically review the club’s culture and identify issues with team building practices.
And while the Eels review is of a vastly wider scale and scope, Wests Tigers chief executive Justin Pascoe — whose club is now enjoying the fruits of their internal overhaul — said he backed McCurry when approached by Parramatta.
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