JARROD Holt is not only an astute and highly respected football coach … he is also a man of his word.
He is not afraid to make the hard decisions at the selection table.
Just as importantly, though, is his preparedness to reward the efforts of players under his control.
It’s a philosophy the new Hamilton Kangaroos senior playing coach successfully implemented during his playing and coaching days at Portland.
It helped to continue the success of the Tigers and also further enhance the culture of that proud club.
Holt is a firm believer that a successful culture is achieved by the collective.
He knows the Kangaroos’ playing list of 2014 has the opportunity to stamp their mark on the culture of the second-year club by setting the tone for 2014 and years to come.
Disappointingly for Holt, numbers have “dropped off a little bit” this week as the Kangaroos resumed pre-season.
It might sound inconsequential in mid-January, but Holt knows it’s this phase of a club’s pre-season that can set the tone for the rest of the year.
Just as importantly for Holt, it can set the benchmark for a club’s long term culture.
Full story in the Spectator on Saturday, January 18, 2014