Furner began his coaching career at the Raiders in early 2009, and the club believes that the team’s success in 2010 to make the finals, was all the impetus needed to reach the decision to extend his contract.
Despite being extremely content with the extension to remain the coach of his beloved Canberra Raiders, Furner refuses to get carried away, and will not take the position for granted.
â€œYou can never be too safe as a coach and itâ€™s important that we keep building for success and look to get this club back to where we know we can be,â€ Furner said.
Yes itâ€™s great to have the club show faith in me, but at the same time I know we have a lot of hard work ahead of us if we are to achieve the success we want as a team.â€
Furner also said that the club is looking to build on what they produced last season, and said that the club is reaching the level in which they want to be at on the field.
â€œWeâ€™ve shown that weâ€™re a club that can produce local talent and weâ€™re looking at further developing our young stars like we have in the past when we had the likes of Laurie Daley, Ricky Stuart and Bradley Clyde coming through the ranks,â€ he said.
â€œWeâ€™ve also shown this year we can attract Marquee players from other clubs with the likes of Matt Orford, Brett White and Blake Ferguson joining us
â€œItâ€™s also important we keep players we have here as well and weâ€™ve been talking with guys like Tom Learoyd-Lahrs and Bronson Harrison and things look positive.â€