Former Castleford head coach named Brisbane assistant

Terry Matterson will become part of the assistant coaching team at Brisbane Broncos next season.

The 53-year-old will assist recently appointed head coach Kevin Walters alongside John Cartwright.

It is part of a major rebuild at the Broncos after they claimed the wooden spoon in 2020 – winning just three matches all year.

Matterson holds legend status at the Brisbane club having enjoyed a trophy-laden playing spell from 1988 to 1995.

He is also an inductee in Brisbane Broncos’ Hall of Fame and played in the same team as Walters in the early nineties.

Matterson has vast coaching experience which includes a seven-year stint as Castleford Tigers’ head coach between 2005 and 2011.

Despite suffering relegation in his first season at the Jungle, Matterson steered the Tigers back to Super League and consolidated them in England’s top flight.

He has since been involved in assistant coaching roles at North Queensland Cowboys, Canberra Raiders and more recently Gold Coast Titans.

Speaking on the arrival of Matterson and Cartwright, Walters told “John and Terry are two very experienced and successful coaches and I thought it was best to get senior coaches around me.

“The big thing for the Broncos is that we need good people around the players and around myself and the staff, and we have found them.

“Terry has had great success overseas as a head coach and obviously knows the Broncos so well. He has been working around the game for years at all sorts of different levels.”