McFadden appointed acting head coach
The Vodafone Warriors today announced head coach Matthew Elliott has resigned with immediate effect.
Assistant coach Andrew McFadden has been appointed acting head coach to the end of the 2014 NRL season.
In accepting the resignation, Vodafone Warriors chairman Bill Wavish acknowledged Elliott’s personal qualities, skill and intellect.
"I have learned a lot from Matt and am saddened that he has made this decision. It speaks volumes of his character and integrity and I personally wish him well," he said.
In announcing McFadden's interim appointment, Vodafone Warriors chief executive Wayne Scurrah said: “Andrew is widely recognised as a leader of the next generation of coaches in the very competitive NRL competition."
The Vodafone Warriors have their third home game of the season next Sunday (April 13) when they host Canterbury-Bankstown at Eden Park (4.00pm kick-off).
McFadden will meet the media later today along with Scurrah, general manager football operations Dean Bell, captain Simon Mannering and senior players Sam Rapira and Thomas Leuluai.
Born: January 20, 1978
Birthplace: Goulburn, New South Wales
Canberra Jersey Flegg coach, 2005
Canberra premier league coach, 2006
Les Catalans assistant coach, 2007-2008
Canberra NYC coach, 2009
Canberra assistant coach, 2010-2012
Vodafone Warriors assistant coach, 2013-2014
Vodafone Warriors acting head coach, 2014
Junior Club: Belconnen, ACT
NRL Debut: Canberra v Cronulla, Bruce Stadium, Canberra, May 5, 1997 (Round 10)
NRL Career: 100 appearances, 1997-2004:
Canberra, 76 appearances, 1997-2001
Parramatta, 21 appearances, 2002
Melbourne, 3 appearances, 2003-2004
NRL Points: 131 points (32 tries, 1 goal, 1 field goal):
Canberra, 115 (28 tries, 1 goal, 1 field goal)
Parramatta, 16 (4 tries)