Some would be usually accustomed to seeing him in a head coaching role of the NRL but there is a new role for Rick Stone, who will be the Sydney Roosters new Central Coast Coaching and Pathways Coordinator.
With the club maintaining a healthy and active relationship with the Country Rugby League and with their feeder club, the Wyong Roos, the depth of talent across the board is plentiful.
These existing partnerships provide appropriate developmental pathways and initiatives, with this now extending to the Central Coast in the new role that Stone will be a part of.
â€œIts great news for the Central Coast and our Club and partners to have Rick assume this important developmental role,â€ said Brian Canavan, Roosters Chief Operating Officer, Football,” said Roosters COO, Brian Canavan.
â€œRick will work closely with the Centurions coaching staff and players and will be heavily involved in coach education and upskilling for the Central Coast divisionâ€™s Junior and Senior coaches.
Rick will also participate in rugby league-related community programs across the Central Coast,â€ he added.
Roosters coach Trent Robinson also praised the signing.
â€œHaving previously worked with Rick, itâ€™s really pleasing to have someone with his experience and philosophies on coaching and player development take on this role,â€ said Robinson.