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Brown picks surf over Super League

13/05/2010 07:19:43 PM Comments (0)

Nathan Brown says his young daughters' love of Australian beach culture persuaded him to cut short his time coaching in the English Super League to return home at the end of the season.

Former St George Illawarra coach Brown has been released from a Huddersfield contract that was due to run until the end of the 2011 season and will head back to Sydney in October with, as yet, no job lined up.

Brown's wife and three daughters are currently in Sydney after being delayed as a result of the volcanic ash disruption to flight schedules and it was while chatting to middle daughter Annie that Brown realised it was time to go home.

"When I came over I planned on staying for three years but there are some things that have happened in the last three or four weeks which made me realise how far I've taken the kids away," Brown said.

"The kids are home and they're going to the beach, and to the park and going on boats and they don't get to do that here.

"They deserve to do that because that's the lifestyle I had and it's the lifestyle I want for them. They've given up two years of that for my coaching.

"One of my daughters said to me on Skype, 'Daddy can you please move back to Australia because I want to live here?' That summed up for me 100 per cent what I needed to do.

"Generally, all the decisions that are made in my family are based around what I do for rugby league and this was made for what I think needs to be done for my children."

Brown, 36, insisted that he not had any contact from NRL clubs.

"At the moment, I'm jobless from October," he said. "Hopefully, something comes up but I'll have to wait and see.

"I definitely haven't anything lined up and, regardless about what's been speculated about, I haven't spoken to anybody either.

"Hopefully the better we finish up, the better the chance of me getting something, I'd imagine."

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