Parramatta Eels have today announced the appointment of Trent Barrett to join the Club as an NRL Assistant Coach for two years from the 2023 season.

 

Parramatta Eels Head Coach Brad Arthur said, “Trent has a wealth of football experience which he has harnessed over almost three decades as an elite player and coach, I’m sure he will contribute significantly to help enhance our football program.”

Barrett has a decorated career as a player with 235 NRL games for Illawarra Steelers, St George Illawarra Dragons and Cronulla Sharks, and an additional 60 games for Wigan in the UK. He has represented NSW and won 15 caps for Australia.

Barrett has extensive coaching experience with Canterbury Bulldogs, Manly Sea Eagles and as an assistant coach with Penrith Panthers.

Parramatta Eels General Manager of Football Mark O’Neill said, “Brad identified Trent Barrett as someone who could add great value to our football program. We all agreed that to be the case based on Trent’s credentials and experience. I know he will be a wonderful fit for our club as we seek to continuously improve each and every year. I look forward to welcoming Trent and his family to our club”.

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    • Exactly jjeel. You coach the team around them. Ciraldo is defensive coach. 

  • 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 this is gold  

     

     

  • FMD

    Maybe at that Chinese Resturant King Gould told jester Mahoney it's all good bro Barretts going to Parra next year come play for the Dogs. 

  • Wow, mediocrity supporting mediocrity is the recipe for success according to the eels board.......

    • Of course. 2 negatives make a positive , right? 

  • goes against what a number of "fans" have pontificated about on here 

    Parramatta Eels General Manager of Football Mark O’Neill said, “Brad identified Trent Barrett as someone who could add great value to our football program. We all agreed that to be the case based on Trent’s credentials and experience. I know he will be a wonderful fit for our club as we seek to continuously improve each and every year. I look forward to welcoming Trent and his family to our club”.

    • Here comes BAs brother on cue.

      • Why the usual  rubbish sledge? Is it because he pointed out a fact? Amazing how many people want to ignore facts around here and have a go at the people posting them!!!!

        Frank, who would you like hired as an Assistant that would please you? I mean there's constantly been totally ridiculous names thrown around to replace BA as head coach and people have to be kidding themselves even suggesting some of them. Yet the club hires an assistant who, whilst failing as a head coach, has been a successful assistant including very recently at the Panthers - and right on cue (to use your own words) out comes all the usual suspects saying how terrible a decision it is. It's beyond ridiculous the amount of whingeing that goes on here. 

        • 100%! as an assistant he was cleary successful, coming from the panthers system. Sometimes a good assistant doesnt not make a good coach. I think it is a smart move to bring new blood in, esp when they have come from a good system.

          • Anybody would have been a successful assistant at the panthers, Barrett was built up by people like Gould who stated he would be an awesome 1st grade coach, it was all BS.

            Barratt has no runs on the board at anything.

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