What it takes to be Craig Bellamy

Craig Bellamy is living proof that success is not given, it is earned.

Since becoming coach of Melbourne Storm he has taken this Club to the finals in 15 of 16 seasons, a top four finish in 10 of the last 12, reached seven grand finals in total and won four of them.

He is quite simply the greatest of all time.

Yet what the public does not see is how incredibly hard Bellamy works.

He is often the first one to turn the lights on at Storm HQ and the one who turns them off at the end of the night.

The 58-year-old sets the example in such a way that makes his players and his staff determined to follow.

"I've got a pretty good work ethic — that's probably my biggest strength," Bellamy told The Daily Telegraph.

"It can vary but there's not many days that aren't 12-hour days. Some days are even longer than that.

"It's a time-consuming job if you do it properly.

"I just want to do the best job I can because that is what you expect from your players."

Read the full story in The Daily Telegraph.