DONE DEAL: The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs are pleased to announce the appointment of club legend as the Bulldogs’ 2024 NSW Cup Head Coach.

The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs are pleased to announce the appointment of Bulldogs legend Michael (Mick) Potter as Head Coach of the Bulldogs in the 2024 NSW Cup.

Potter will continue to collaborate closely with Head Coach Cameron Ciraldo before transitioning from his position as an NRL assistant coach in 2023 to take charge of the Club’s next-in-line NRL players in 2024.
He will now have the opportunity to shape the Club’s emerging talent, coaching and developing them to their first-grade ambitions. He is an extremely seasoned and accomplished coach. David Tangata-Toa, the outgoing NSW Cup Coach, has accepted a position with the New Zealand Warriors.

Mick Potter is poised to spearhead NRL Bulldogs' future as the newly appointed NSW Cup coach.

“NSW Cup is the final testing ground from junior pathways into the NRL,” said Phil Gould, General Manager of Football.
CEO “Mick has done incredible service to our Club on both the playing and coaching fronts,” Aaron Warburton added. He did an outstanding job with our NRL side during a difficult period and has worked tirelessly with Cameron [Ciraldo] over the past year. We have a coach with extensive experience at all levels in him, and he is an ideal fit to lead our reserve grade side. He is a true Bulldog, capable of instilling Bulldogs values at this level and assisting us in taking our development of future NRL players to a whole new level.”

Potter appeared in 80 games for the Bulldogs and was a member of their Premiership-winning teams in 1984 and 1985. Following his playing career, he shifted his focus to coaching, where he has held positions in the Super League, NRL, NSWRL, and Fiji National Rugby League representative teams.

Potter played 80 games for the Bulldogs, winning two Premierships in 1984 and 1985.
The two-time winner The Dally M medalist was coaching Mounties in the NSW Cup competition before returning to the Bulldogs in 2022, stepping in as an interim coach to assist the Club on short notice to lead the NRL squad.
With Cameron Ciraldo’s arrival at Canterbury in 2023, the duo had candid and humble conversations about the Club’s future, sharing alignment in their coaching philosophies and future vision.

Potter is preparing to take over the NSW Cup program, with players arriving for 2024 induction as early as next week.


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