Melbourne Storm has appointed Marc Brentnall as head coach of the Club’s NYC U20s team.
Brentnall, who takes over from Matt Adamson who was appointed Queensland Coaching Director, has spent two seasons an as assistant coach with the junior side where he has played an integral role in developing the next generation of Storm talent.
Brentnall has had plenty of experience coaching young talent. He has coached at Wavell State High School, which has been a breeding ground for NRL and NYC talent in recent years. In 2012, Marc was an assistant coach with Brisbane Norths in the Queensland Cup.
As a player, Brentnall earned a contract with the Melbourne Storm in 2002 and was with the Club until 2007. During his time with Melbourne, Brentnall played 107 games for the Club’s then feeder team in the Queensland Cup, Brisbane Norths.
In further news, the Club has appointed Tim Rogers as its strength and conditioning coach replacing Paul Devlin.
Rogers brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Storm with an extensive strength and conditioning background, as well as holding a Masters degree in Exercise Science. Rogers has worked in both rugby union and rugby league having spent time at South Sydney, Balmain Tigers and most recently with Newcastle Knights from 2008-2011. In the last two seasons he has been employed as senior strength and conditioning coach at the NSW Institute of Sport.
Dr Jason Chan has been appointed to the position of Club doctor. He brings over 20 years of experience to the role and will oversee the medical welfare of players in the NRL and NYC squads.
Dr Chan continues to work in general practice while maintaining strong links with orthopaedic and sports medicine community.
All have commenced their roles with Melbourne Storm as the majority of players have returned to pre-season training this week.