NRL news: Kevin Walters extends Brisbane Broncos tenure

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Brisbane Broncos coach Kevin Walters has signed a new deal that will see him stay with the club until at least the end of 2023.

Broncos chief executive Dave Donaghy said Walters’ one-year extension would provide continuity to the programme following an improved performance in the back end of last season.

Donaghy said: “Extending Kevin out to the end of 2023 now provides the stability we need to continue the improvement shown in the back-half of the 2021 season.

“It’s been well documented that we initiated a reset during last season; and made a range of changes which resulted in better performances. As head coach, Kevin has played a key role in that change process.

“We have added some experienced players to our roster who they will play an important role alongside our emerging talent as we aim to move into a growth phase.

“Providing continuity over the coming two seasons by extending Kevin to the end of 2023 will give our entire football program the stability they need to keep improving and growing as a team and as a club.”

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Kevin Walters: Coaching the Broncos is a great honour

Walters said: “I love this club. Coaching the Broncos to being a force again in the NRL is a great honour.

“We built some momentum late last season. We have carried that into what has been a really good preseason in terms of on-field workload; and building our culture and connection as a group.

“I’ve been very public in stating that I want to coach the Broncos to a Premiership and that hasn’t changed. This contract extension provides that bit more certainty moving forward.

“We have a massive Round 1 game against the Rabbitohs at Suncorp Stadium next Friday night. The team can’t wait to rip in in front of our home crowd.”

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