Melbourne Storm fans will love it but opposition fans may want to look away as the club confirmed that Craig Bellamy will remain head coach for 2023.
It will be his 21st season in charge of the Storm in 2023 which is a remarkable achievement; his 509th match in charge is this week.
It was prior to this season that Bellamy signed a five-year deal with the Storm that allowed him to choose whether he would remain head coach each year or move into a back office role.
For Bellamy, it is the current group and roster that has him excited for what lies ahead and played a part in his decision to coach for another year.
“The group we have here at the moment are a pretty exciting group and they’re an enjoyable group to work with and hang around with,” Bellamy said.
“Our staff off the field are really good people and I know how hard they work. It’s a pleasure working with them.
“I think I’ve got another 12 months to give so I’m looking forward to that next year.”
Storm CEO Justin Rodski says the club are once again pleased to see Bellamy as head coach for 2023.
“There’s no doubt that Craig is still at the top of the tree when it comes to rugby league coaching,” Rodski said.
“He is continuing to produce outstanding results week after week, season after season with the support of a very dedicated coaching and high performance team.
“He is hugely respected and loved by his players who were elated when we told them today that Craig was continuing as our head coach.”