The Vodafone Warriors have settled into their 2015 preseason campaign boasting a new look among both their playing roster and their football staff.
They’re now in week six of their pre-Christmas training block with just one more week to go before the players disband for the festive season break, resuming on January 5 next year.
Apart from players brought in from the club’s champion NYC squad, the initial training group includes new faces Matt Allwood, the just-arrived Jonathan Wright and Api Pewhairangi with fellow recruits Ryan Hoffman and Bodene Thompson before joining the team in the New Year.
The football department has been reshaped to include new assistant coaches in Tony Iro and Andrew Webster as well as Balin Cupples, brought in as the head of athletic performance. Both Webster and Cupples have joined the club from Wests Tigers, Cupples a four-game NRL player for the Tigers in 2002-2003.
Spread across the club’s football and coaching staff are seven former Kiwis, five of them being ex-Vodafone Warriors players.
The club’s wider NRL squad operated without its 10 Four Nations representatives for the first five weeks with Kiwi hooker Siliva Havili and Toa Samoa utility Dominique Peyroux returning this week. Still to start their campaigns are Four Nations-winning Kiwis Simon Mannering, Manu Vatuvei, Shaun Johnson, Thomas Leuluai, Suaia Matagi and Thompson plus Kangaroos back rower Hoffman and England fullback Sam Tomkins.
Head Coach | Andrew McFadden
Assistant Coach | Tony Iro
Assistant Coach | Andrew Webster
Team Manager | Laurie Hale
Head of Athletic Performance | Balin Cupples
Head Trainer | Ruben Wiki
NRL Speed and Conditioning Coach | Dayne Norton
Strength Coach and Sport Scientist | Brad Morris
GPS Performance Analyst | Bridie Reeves
Performance Analyst | Adam Sadler
Kicking Coach | Daryl Halligan
Nutritionist | Lee-Ann Wann
Head of Medical | John Mayhew
Physiotherapist | Hamish Craighead
Rehab and Physiotherapist | Sarah Fanuatanu
NEW SOUTH WALES CUP
Coach | Stacey Jones
Assistant Coach | Willie Swann
Team Manager | Carmen Taplin
Strength and Conditioning Coach | Dave McDermott
Assistant Trainer | George Carmont
Physiotherapist | Simon Keepa
Coach | Kelvin Wright
Assistant Coach | Junior Fiu
Team Manager | Doug Murray
Strength and Conditioning Coach | Troy Herewini
Doctor | Simon Mayhew
Physiotherapist | John Love
Coach | Rod Ratu
Junior Coach | Jono Paul
Manager | Elizabeth Richards
Strength and Conditioning Coach | Junior Mautairi
Physiotherapist | Sam Walsh
General Manager Football | Dean Bell
Football Operations Manager | Dan Floyd
Match Day Manager & Football Events Co-ordinator | Jordan Friend
Academy and Pathways Manager | Duane Mann
Welfare and Education Manager | Jerry Seuseu