Storm gain new assistant coaches in Kevin Walters and David Kidwell

Two rugby league greats in Kevin Walters and David Kidwell have joined forces, and have been made assistant coaches at the Melbourne Storm.

Both Kidwell and Walters will assume the role after former Storm assistant Stephen Kearney left the club to take up the head coaching position at the Eels.

Walters, who was captain of the Broncos during some of the premiership wins, played in eight test matches and 20 State of Origin games for QLD, while David Kidwell enjoyed a 4 year stay at the Storm during his playing days, racking up 104 games in the process.

Walters, who only just returned to Australia was formerly the coach of ESL team Catalans Dragons, in which he took them to a preliminary final in just his first year in charge.

Kidwell assumes the assistant coach role at the Storm and leaves behind his coaching position as head coach of the Rabbitohs Under 20’s side in which he made the grand final with in 2010.

Craig Bellamy couldn’t disguise his content at getting the two on board at the Storm.

“We’re absolutely delighted that Kevin and David have decided to join the Storm family,” Bellamy said.

“I know Kevin and David will be able to contribute greatly to our preparations for next season, and both will bring great ideas, enthusiasm, professionalism and experience to our club.”

Whilst Walters will begin his role immediately at the Storm’s pre-season training beginning on Monday, Kidwell will only begin his role once his prior commitments with the Junior Kiwi side cease.

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