Campese to share his tricks of the trade

Terry Campese in action for the Canberra Raiders. Photo: GETTY IMAGES

Terry Campese in action for the Canberra Raiders. Photo: GETTY IMAGES

COACHES up and down the South Coast will have the amazing opportunity of learning the game of rugby league from one of its modern day stars in the coming weeks.

Terry Campese, who played 139 games for the Canberra Raiders, will run four coaches clinics in the coming two weeks, starting with at the Nowra Showground on June 19 from 6-7pm.

“Terry will basically be running a question and answer seminar at each venue, talking about his experiences in rugby league, his transition from playing into coaching and what drills he finds effective,” NRL game development officer Jono Dallas said.

“The whole point of these session is developing our coaches, of both our junior and senior teams.

“Last year, we ran just one session with Alan Tongue and Ben Cross at Wests Illawarra and this year we decided to turn it into a tour and give more coaches access to these great minds of the games.

“Terry Campese and John Skandalis have already done one of these sessions down in Bega earlier in the year and it was well received.”

Campese, who has also represented Australian and New South Wales, will then travel to Ack Weyman Oval on June 20, Flinders Oval on June 27 before finishing at WIN Stadium on June 28 – with all sessions running from 6-7pm.

“Having just returned from playing in the English Super League and taking over as the captain/coach of the Queanbeyan Blues, Terry can relate to plenty of the coaches that will be in attendance,” Dallas said.

“He will discuss his transition into this level of coaching, which is a level a lot of these coaches will aspire to be at one day.

“Obviously Terry has more knowledge of senior football but he will have plenty of drills that junior coaches can use to develop their players skills and help their transition into senior grades.”

To register your interest, contact NRL game development officer Jono Dallas via email on jdallas@nrl.com.au

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