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Griffiths steps into Knights’ NRLW coaching role

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Casey Bromilow has been relieved of his duties as Newcastle’s NRLW head coach with Ronald Griffiths appointed as his replacement.

Bromilow was the Knights’ foundation NRLW mentor as they finished with no wins and the wooden spoon to round out their maiden campaign.

Griffiths will take charge of Newcastle for the upcoming 2022 season.

The Woodberry Warriors junior brings a wealth of coaching experience to the Knights’ second year in the NRLW, which begins in August.

His credentials include assistant coaching roles in NRL Women’s and Men’s Indigenous All-Stars, plus three years full-time with premiership-winning mentor Michael Maguire at Wests Tigers.

The proud Gommeroi man returns to his spiritual home on Awabakal country where he played junior and senior football, along with serving a lengthy coaching apprenticeship, including positions with Kurri Kurri, Maitland and the Greta Branxton clubs.

“I’m proud to be appointed the Knights’ NRLW head coach,” Griffiths said.

“My family and I grew up watching and loving the Newcastle Knights.

“To be given the chance to come home to coach at this club is very special and I’m looking forward to representing my family, my people and the wider community.

“Newcastle is a renowned blue-collar community; success is built on the back of hard work and to me that’s what the Knights really pride themselves on.

“I intend to uphold those values.

“We’ve got one of the best junior nurseries in the world.

“It’s going to be great to help the next generation of female rugby league players progress through the ranks we now have from grass roots to elite participation.”

Bromilow will remain at the club and work in the Knights’ pathways system.

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