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Folkes on board at Wests Tigers

15/09/2009 06:21:39 PM Comments (0)

Wests Tigers have appointed former Bulldogs coach Steve Folkes as the club's new high performance manager.

Folkes, who guided the Bulldogs to the 2004 NRL premiership, will work alongside Tigers head coach Tim Sheens and his assistants Royce Simmons and Peter Gentle.

"Steve brings a wealth of experience to our organisation. His appointment is the start of a new era for Wests Tigers as we step up across all areas in 2010," said Tigers chief executive Stephen Humphreys.

Following his departure from the Bulldogs at the end of 2008, Folkes spent time as the strength and conditioning coach of the West Indies cricket team and Sheens said he was the ideal candidate for the role.

"Steve is the man I wanted," Sheens said.

"There is plenty of great talent and skilful players at Wests Tigers and with Steve now here, it will take our high performance program to a new level."

Folkes said he was excited about the opportunity to work with the Tigers players.

"I'm really looking forward to contributing to the Wests Tigers program in 2010," he said.

"Tim Sheens has an excellent history of success as an NRL coach and it will be a real pleasure working with him, my old mate Royce Simmons, and Peter Gentle."

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