A quality player in his own right and often revered by the fans of those teams he played for, Brett Kimmorley moved into coaching and commentating upon retirement.
From a coaching perspective, he went on to work as the Wests Tigers U20’s coach, the Canberra Raiders assistant coach and a specialist halfback coach at the Canterbury Bulldogs.
Now, however, he has a new coaching career ahead of him, after local NSW side the Wests Devils confirmed that the former NRL player and coach would be their new head coach.
Having played for NSW and Australia and achieving great things in the game, Kimmorley was always on the lookout for the next role to challenge him and he found it.
The vast, rich history of the Wests Devils club is what immediately lured him to the role.
â€œI feel very honoured and excited to become a Coach at such a successful club,” said Kimmorley.
“The history of the club and the names that have come through this club caught my attention and excited me to want to join them.
â€œI’m looking forward to working with a great mixture of young players with excitement and future hopes, shared with some experienced players with a wealth of knowledge. Iâ€™m aware of how tough the games are but also excited about developing my players.â€
Having worked with junior teams before, the Wests Devils saw that as a key behind Kimmorley’s appointment to the role and it is a move that club President Matthew Reh is pleased about.
â€œThe Devils have been very fortunate to be able to sign another high profile coach in Brett Kimmorley,â€ Reh said.
â€œHe brings to the club not only a wealth of playing and coaching experience, but also has a great passion to develop all playerâ€™s abilities to play Rugby League.
He has also expressed his interest in being able to bring this passion across the whole club from the Junior League to First Grade.
This will see the Wests Devils continue their strong junior base to progress through the club, and reach high representative levels, which the Devils have always encouraged.â€