Geelong legend Joel Selwood has opened up on the lessons he learned having won four premierships over the course of a glittering AFL career, as he begins a new role with the Melbourne Storm as a leadership coach.
In an interview with SEN 1170 on Thursday, Selwood told host Matt White that the profile of the Storm playing list appealed to him, alongside the Storm’s reputation as one of the best organisations in Australian sport.
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“It’s an organisation I’ve looked upon and watched on in envy with the work they’ve done in the 25-year history they’ve had.
“I’m going to work with their leaders that are coming through, they’ve obviously lost a handful of players to the Dolphins and now it’s time for this next group of leaders to come through.
“It was pretty appealing to me with the ages of these guys and the position that they were in as a club to join them and see how we go.
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“It’s a very stable club and they’ve been fortunate with those people (Bellamy, Smith and Ponissi).
While the Storm have lost others to the Dolphins, five-eighth Cameron Munster is staying put, and Selwood says he is looking forward to working with the Origin superstar.
“I’ve watched Munny for a long time,” he said.
“He’s got this killer instinct that you’d love to play with.
“I’m still getting to know the boys and obviously culturally they’re a really strong club and looking forward to jumping in on that.”
Selwood says simplicity is key when it comes to executing on game days.
“At the end of the day, you’ve got to do the simple things really well and make them good habits too,” he said.
“If you can do that, more than likely there’s going to be more mistakes made in those hectic environments.”
The Storm open their season against the Eels at CommBank Stadium.
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