Former NRL and NSW coach Graham Murray.
Former NRL and NSW coach Graham Murray.

League legend to help Grafton coaches

AFTER 16 years as a first grade coach in the NRL, ARL, and Australian and English super leagues, Graham Murray has learned a thing a two about the coaching caper.

Aspiring coaches in Grafton will get the chance to learn from Murray with the Grafton Ghosts announcing he will travel to the Clarence Valley to conduct a clinic for coaches on March 7.

Murray will work with the entire Ghosts coaching team, with the club hoping the clinic will help build a stronger style of rugby league within its various squads.

“The idea is to get all the coaches coaching the same style,” Ghosts Juniors president Gary Gillespie said.

Murray, a former NSW mentor, said he was looking forward to visiting the Clarence Valley and passing on his vast experience.

“The game has been good to me and now I want to give something back,” he said.

“I like getting out to the country, because I feel it doesn't get treated like football in the city does.

“I have fond memories of coaching the Lismore Workers against Grafton.”

The clinic will be followed by a sportsmans' dinner at the Grafton Hotel and a team training session on Sunday, with the public welcome at both events.

For more information contact Gary Gillespie on 0417 299 338.

MURRAY FILE

Graham Murray's career:

• Illawarra Steelers - 1991/95

  •  Hunter Mariners - 1997
  •  Leeds Rhinos - 1998/99
  •  Sydney Roosters - 2000/01
  •  North Queensland - 2002/08
  •  City Origin - 2001/05
  •  New South Wales - 2006/07


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