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NRL: Walters targets NRL premiership

Kevin Walters says his new contract "provides more certainty" as he attempts to guide the Brisbane Broncos to Premiership glory in the coming years.

The Broncos are priced at 7/4 to finish in the top eight of the NRL in the 2022 campaign and that is the first step they need to take after a few years in the doldrums.

Walters future secured

The Broncos have made progress since Walters arrived ahead of the 2021 season and he was under contract still for the forthcoming campaign.

But Broncos officials have been that impressed they offered Walters a one-year extension through until the end of 2023 and he has taken it up.

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Walters now has his eyes on the prize and is looking forward to the next couple of seasons.

"I love this club and coaching the Broncos to being a force again in the NRL is a great honour," Walters said.

"We built some momentum late last season and we have carried that into what has been a really good preseason in terms of on-field workload and building our culture and connection as a group.

"I’ve been very public in stating that I want to coach the Broncos to a Premiership and that hasn’t changed and this contract extension provides that bit more certainty moving forward."

CEO praise

Broncos CEO Dave Donaghy has also saluted the move and says Walters is the coach to lead them into the future.

"Extending Kevin out to the end of 2023 now provides the stability we need to continue the improvement shown in the back-half of the 2021 season," said Donaghy.

"It’s been well documented that we initiated a reset during last season and made a range of changes which resulted in better performances. As head coach, Kevin has played a key role in that change process."

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