Kevin Walters responds to Broncos’ big play to lure Craig Bellamy from Storm

Incoming Broncos coach Kevin Walters is open to working with his former coaching partner at the Storm Craig Bellamy in a bid to bring a first premiership to Red Hill since 2006.

Walters was officially unveiled as Anthony Seibold’s successor on a $1 million two-year-deal and the Broncos are now set to try and land Bellamy as their coaching director from 2022.

Walters wants Bellamy to focus on his duties with the Storm in the build-up to their 2020 premiership tilt, but is open to working with Bellamy in the future.

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“I wouldn’t have any problem working with Craig at all,” Walters told The Courier Mail.

“We have known each other a long time, we have great respect for each other and there is no dramas at all if Craig comes on board.

“I don’t want to talk too much about ‘Bellyache’, he has a finals series to win with the Storm.

“I will let him focus on that, but the good thing is I will be coaching the Broncos for the next two years which I am really happy about.”

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Walters won six premierships with the Broncos in a 241-game career, but he also played 20 games for the Maroons and coached them to two series wins from four attempts, so cutting short his deal to coach this series and next was a tough pill to swallow.

“I’m disappointed, hugely disappointed,” Walters said of his decision to stand down from the Maroons.

Craig Bellamy and Kevin Walters at the Storm in 2013.Source:News Limited

“I love Queensland and I’m getting emotional just thinking about standing down.

“My love for that Queensland jumper will always remain in that arena. All the players know. I texted them (on Tuesday night). It’s really hard to be walking away.”

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Originally published asWalters responds to Broncos’ big play to lure Bellamy from Storm

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