The GWS Giants have confirmed rugby league legend Cooper Cronk will be crossing codes and joining the AFL clubs’ ranks.
While the former Sydney Roosters and Melbourne Storm player made have some serious skills on a footy field, he will be joining the club to help them off the field.
He has been appointed as a leadership consultant and will join the club later this month when players return for pre-season training.
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Cronk said he is excited for a new opportunity in a different code.
“I am looking forward to working with the Giants and the team,” he said.
“During my career I was able to learn many aspects to leadership and performance which I hope to convey to assist the club in achieving its goals.”
Giants Head Coach Leon Cameron welcomed Cronk to the orange and charcoal.
“We’re really excited to have Cooper join the Giants,” Cameron said.
“He’s had an incredible career at the very top level and brings a wealth of experience to our club, including knowing what a winning culture looks like.
“Cooper is obviously one of the greatest to have ever played in the NRL, but his character and eagerness to be involved in a different sport were also attractive to us.
“We’re thrilled he’ll join our club to work with our players and staff.”