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The Tip Sheet – 2023 Ep 43: Farewell & Thank You To Joey Grima

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The Tip Sheet records one of its most bittersweet episodes ever as Sixties and Forty20 welcome Joey Grima on to the show for perhaps the final time as an Eel.

Joey has accepted a massive role with Papua New Guinea Rugby League as they spearhead a claim for NRL expansion. Joey will assist that drive as the Director of Coaching & Pathways as he installs and develops the talent pipelines that ensure that PNG is competitive at the highest levels.

Before all of that though, Joey debriefs Sixties and Forty20 on the wonderful season the Eels enjoyed in the Junior Representatives.

From the SG Ball premiership to the talent flowing through to the NRL and NRLW, Joey explains why the Eels are set up for success.

The conversation then turns to Joey’s new calling and the exciting challenge that awaits him.

Papua New Guinea are serious about claiming the title of 18th team in the NRL – so much so that Peter V’landys fully endorsed their bid on the weekend.

The show looks at how Joey arrived at his decision and how he will help the bid reach fruition.

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6 thoughts on “The Tip Sheet – 2023 Ep 43: Farewell & Thank You To Joey Grima

  1. Phil

    I recall a young Joey Grima coaching an All Saints under 14 team to a 1st division premiership 22 years ago. A talent and gentleman. Congrats and best wishes Joey.

  2. avenger

    I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this interview on the way to work this morning. What a genuine and sincere man Joey Grima is. I wish him and his family the very best.

    1. sixties

      Thanks Avenger. He genuinely improved my knowledge and understanding of so many aspects of footy. Spending time with Joey at games is quite the experience with the people that want to say hello to him. It’s a mark of the respect which people have for him. We feel privileged to call him a mate.

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