Brisbane’s great Corey Parker opened his strange ax from Broncos’ coaching staff, citing a snab from Kevin Walters as the most detrimental factor in his dismissal.
Corey Parker opened a strange ax from Broncos coaching staff and cited Kevin Walters’ snab as the most harmful factor in his dismissal.
Courier-mail Parker, a former Broncos skipper, revealed that he was dazzled by the shock ax that came out of nowhere after the team returned to training after Christmas.
“That’s a shame,” Parker said.
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“Through 2020, I worked as a coaching consultant in the club, even after Kevvie was appointed, but the feedback was always positive.
“Through last year’s final series, and in the off-season, I was training some boys from 5am to early morning.
“In a conversation I had with Kevvie (towards the end of last year), he hinted that I wanted to be involved and loved what I was doing.
“We all got through the (Christmas) break, but during that time no one suggested that we not continue our coaching role.
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“You don’t have to be Einstein to understand what’s going on when Broncos returns to training, but there’s no notice.
“As the New Year approached, I picked up the phone and called Kev to find out where I was standing. For some reason, I didn’t want to join the team this year.”
However, Walters claims Parker is okay, but he needed more experience in his coach rank.
“There is no bad blood in Corey,” Walters said.
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“He is the second capped player in this club and has a lot to add to Broncos.
“That’s not what this is. In the future, he has a lot to offer and there is still something he can do for our club as an ambassador.
“I just felt that I needed some experience as an assistant. Curty and Terry Matterson have each been coaching for 20 years. Like Wayne, I started coaching to gain experience. That’s for me. It was good.
“There is nothing against Corey. He is always welcome in Broncos.”