After winning his fourth NRL premiership and subsequently retiring from the game, Cooper Cronk has joined Greater Western Sydney as a leadership consultant.
The former Melbourne Storm and Sydney Rooster halfback played in nine Grand Finals during his 16-year career, also winning two Daly M Medals and a Clive Churchill Medal alongside his four premierships.
The 35-year-old says he’s excited to link up with GWS and take on a new challenge.
“I am looking forward to working with the Giants and the team,” he told gwsgiants.com.au.
“During my career I was able to learn many aspects to leadership and performance which I hope to convey to assist the club in achieving its goals.”
Senior coach Leon Cameron was full of praise for Cronk and is looking forward to seeing what the NRL legend will bring to the club.
“We’re really excited to have Cooper join the Giants,” Cameron said.
“He’s had an incredible career at the very top level and brings a wealth of experience to our club, including knowing what a winning culture looks like.
“Cooper is obviously one of the greatest to have ever played in the NRL, but his character and eagerness to be involved in a different sport were also attractive to us.
“We’re thrilled he’ll join our club to work with our players and staff.”
Cronk follows in the footsteps of fellow retired NRL star Billy Slater, who joined St Kilda in 2018 as a part of their leadership and development programs.
Cronk will begin work at the Giants later this month as players start to prepare for next season.