Sixties and Forty20 had the pleasure of recently sitting down to talk all things footy with Parramatta Eels Skills Coach, Joey Grima. In a broad and wide-ranging chat, Grima speaks candidly to TCT on his career path as a coach – from starting in the District Representatives program at Parramatta to coaching the London Broncos and now working under Brad Arthur.
As the Skills Coach for the Eels, Joey Grima works with both full-time contracted players in relation to their skill acquisition while also liaising with the coaches of the various junior programs at Parramatta to create continuity from the youngest representative squads right through to the NRL.
Grima provides a rare insight into the behind-the-scenes operation of a NRL club and the coaching philosophy that is now entrenched at the Eels under the guidance of Brad Arthur. It all makes for a fascinating listen and we can not thank Joey Grima enough for taking the time to sit down and speak so frankly with The Cumberland Throw!