Temora has secured the services of captain-coach Michael Henderson for 2016 after the former NRL front rower signed on for another season in charge.
The damaging ball runner committed to his third season at the helm of the improving Group Nine club as he looks to shape the Dragons’ developing talent.
In a show of faith, Henderson has agreed to another year as the club continues to rise up the Group Nine ladder.
“The club has been great to me and we’ve gone a step in the right direction this year,” Henderson said.
“We still have a lot of improvement and a lot of work to do but it’s positive.”
After flirting with the idea of moving to Tumut, Henderson signed with the club in 2014, a year after retiring from the NRL.
The 31-year-old was a Griffith Waratahs junior but is now happily established at Temora and said it was an easy decision to make.
“I like it out here, the family is happy here and the club has great,” he said.
“I’ve got family out this way too so it’s handy for us.”
The Dragons’ finals chances suffered a big blow in Sunday’s loss to Kangaroos and Henderson is looking for a big push if they’re going to be playing finals football this season.
They are now two wins outside the top five and face a difficult road trip to Gundagai on Sunday.
Henderson believes the team has improved during his tenure but is searching for his young guns to play more consistent football.
“We’ve won some games but we are just struggling for consistency,” Henderson said. “We can win a game but we just can’t back it up with an effort on effort.
“It’s something we need to improve and work on.”
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