Joel Selwood has thanked Melbourne Storm for the opportunities it has afforded him as Leadership Coach over the past season, with the AFL great to pursue another career path following the 2023 campaign.
Selwood joined the coaching staff in November after announcing his retirement from the AFL following his fourth Premiership win as Captain. He has since been an integral part of the club mentoring and coaching Storm’s current and emerging leaders.
“Over the past 12 months I have thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity, learnings and experiences of the Melbourne Storm organisation,” Selwood said.
“I’m a better person for having the privilege of working amongst a great team on and off the ground.”
Frank Ponissi said Selwood has been an incredible asset for the club and wishes him all the best for the future.
“Since December, Joel has been an absolute professional who has bought into what we are about as a club,” Ponissi said.
“In recent years we’ve lost a lot of experience in our playing group, so it was important for us to bring in someone like Joel to help us foster our next wave of talent to ensure future success.
“He has been a wonderful mentor to our young leaders and will undoubtedly leave them with lessons for the remainder of their playing careers and beyond.
“He is an outstanding person and we have been so fortunate to have him at Storm over the past year. We wish him, his partner Britt and his son Joey all the best for the future.”