General Luck to join Cowboys in off field role

ajofbrisbane

1st Grade Fringe
May 17, 2012
863
Brisbane, QLD
Warriors' stalwart Micheal Luck will return to North Queensland in an off-field role when he retires at the end of the NRL season.
The 30-year-old, who played 76 games for the Cowboys from 2001-05 before switching to the Warriors, will take over as football operations manager from Peter Jones, who has decided to work with one of the club's corporate partners.
With two regular-season rounds remaining, Luck will finish his career with almost 230 matches to his name after announcing his retirement earlier this year.
The 2011 grand finalist said he had always planned to return to North Queensland, adding the opportunity presented by the Cowboys was one he was very happy to take up.
"Even though I left the Cowboys seven years ago, they've always been a club close to my heart," Luck said.
"North Queensland was where I made my NRL debut and I had five very enjoyable seasons there.
"My parents are in Townsville and are proud members of the Cowboys.
"It's great to be coming back home and even better that I get the opportunity to again be part of the North Queensland club."
Cowboys' general manager, football Peter Parr said Luck had all the credentials to be a success in his new role.
"As well as the experience he has gained from playing more than 200 NRL matches and being with two clubs, Micheal has worked hard on making sure he is well placed for a career after playing footy," Parr said.
"We're delighted that he's coming back to North Queensland and that he'll take over from another well-respected former player at our club, Peter Jones, who has made a massive contribution to the Cowboys both on and off the field."
Luck, who is a NRL education ambassador and former player and clubman of the year at the Warriors, was recently named in the 2012 NRL/RLPA Academic Team of the Year.
He has been studying for his Masters of Business at the Auckland University of Technology.
The back-rower will join Paul Bowman, Glen Murphy and Clint Amos as former Cowboys in off-field roles with the club.

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Xfactor

1st Grade Fringe
May 18, 2012
934
Sydney
That's great news for Michael and the Cowboys.
This guy has a level of loyalty that inspires people. He'll be sorely,sorely missed by many.
Returning to Townsville at the onset of summer after 7 years in Auckland will be a bit of a shock.
All the very best to him and lets hope he leaves with a couple of wins.
 

warriors4eva

1st Grade Fringe
May 21, 2012
1,767
Hamilton
Good on him, just gutted he wasnt offered something with the Warriors first.

A guy with his never say die attitude on the field would have been great in the mix somewhere here.
 

Numbnutsnz

1st Grade Fringe
May 4, 2012
498
Just because their isn't any news of us attempting to sign him it doesn't mean that management weren't...
He said on the radio a few weeks ago he had received nothing and would seriously consider it if he was to be offered anything. Someone else here will have heard it and be able to back it up hopefully.
 

a.c.e

1st Grade Fringe
Apr 12, 2012
400
Glad the guy has something to look forward to after the game, and hes back home which is a bonus.
 

Sebastian

1st Grade Fringe
Apr 13, 2012
1,321
Steve Price is still here, family and all. What actually is his role at the Warriors, if indeed he has one.
I've seen Price walking around the place, when the Warriors show those videos. He apparently rings up potential members, and sometimes hosts those Sky City functions. He's one of our most important signings, members, and has showed loyalty plus. His face was part of our marketing last season. He's always trying to talk the Warriors up, even against the Bulldogs, lol.

We offered Lucky a role, i heard him say earlier in the year, but his family wanted to go back home. And Lucky enters retirement with our blessing, he gave everything to the club. And like Cleary i hope he'll still consider himself part of the family. Champion player. Champion bloke.
 
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Slash Razor

1st Grade Fringe
Aug 12, 2012
521
we really missed him on the field this season (big time) his Inspiration, Leadership, his hard work ethic, would of really rubbed off on the younger blokes, anyway wasn't meant to be, sad to see a champion bloke and player go...wish him the best for the future...
 

Raurimu Massive

1st Grade Fringe
Apr 26, 2012
2,874
Whangarei
He said on the radio a few weeks ago he had received nothing and would seriously consider it if he was to be offered anything.
That seems like a bad oversight on management's behalf - wonder if they're guilty of assuming he'd want to go back home, so didn't even bother considering it?
 

Fenderboy

1st Grade Fringe
May 18, 2012
405
I've seen Price walking around the place, when the Warriors show those videos. He apparently rings up potential members, and sometimes hosts those Sky City functions. He's one of our most important signings, members, and has showed loyalty plus. His face was part of our marketing last season. He's always trying to talk the Warriors up, even against the Bulldogs, lol.

We offered Lucky a role, i heard him say earlier in the year, but his family wanted to go back home. And Lucky enters retirement with our blessing, he gave everything to the club. And like Cleary i hope he'll still consider himself part of the family. Champion player. Champion bloke.

Steve Price was at a Warriors members function at Sky City last night I was also at and when he addressed the 50 odd people there give a pretty good assesment of the year so far and said that the club must go after Bellamy with a view to do whatever it takes to get him on board.I asked him his pick for the winner of the comp and he said the Cowboys along with his old club the Bulldogs.He said not to read to much into the Bulldogs loss to the Raiders and the Doggies would not be particualy worried about it at this stage of the season.
 

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