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  • Published: 29 July 2013
  • ISBN: 9781743481097
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320
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Home Truths

On Life, Leadership, Adversity, Success and Failure




Anyone who works in a team or who wants to get the most out of themselves will benefit from this inspirational book – it's about making your own game plan for life.

Craig Bellamy is no ordinary coach. He has a remarkable win-loss record in his ten years with Melbourne Storm, but when he led his team through a season of scandal and turmoil, winning games while playing for no points, he gained national respect.

For the first time, the legendary coach reveals his thoughts on subjects such as leadership, management, character, adversity, courage, teamwork, success and failure, by sharing his personal experiences. Known as a straight shooter and a man of great integrity, Bellamy knows how to bring out the best in people – he has created an enviable club culture. He's fair, generous, candid about his own shortcomings, and persuasive in his opinions about how best to achieve your goals and be successful. His philosophies rest on the pillars of humility, loyalty and discipline – values that stand the test of time.

Anyone who works in a team or who wants to get the most out of themselves will benefit from this inspirational book – it's about making your own game plan for life.

'An excellent bloke, and excellent coach. Craig is a man of his word. He has great integrity: he is honest, loyal, humble and extremel hardworking. His are exceptional values.' Wayne Bennett

'A really good test of a leader is what happens when things are tough. During the salary cap drama in 2010 - that was Craig's defining moment . . . He demands and expects the very best out of himself, his staff and his players. I admire what Craig has been able to do.' Paul Roos

'Craig has a phenomenal work ethic and attention to detail: it is unrivaled. He doesn't leave any stone unturned . . . What he's done to continually rebuild the Storm has been exceptional.' Darren Lockyer

'Craig Bellamy stands right alongside Jack Gibson and the great coaches in our game's history.' Phil Gould

'The man makes the coach.' Laurie Daley

'As a coach, he just tells it how it is. For some people this can be confronting, but they learn he does it for all the right reasons.' Cameron Smith

  • Pub date: 29 July 2013
  • ISBN: 9781743481097
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320

About the Authors

Craig Bellamy

Craig Bellamy is hailed as the NRL's best coach. Born in Portland, NSW, Bellamy played 148 first-grade games for the Canberra Raiders from 1982-92 before coaching its President's Cup team to a premiership in 1995. He joined the Brisbane Broncos as Wayne Bennett's assistant coach in 1998, helping the Broncos to titles in 1998 and 2000, and was appointed Melbourne Storm NRL head coach in 2003. In the ten seasons since Bellamy's arrival, the Storm have played in five NRL grand finals, won three titles, four minor premierships, two World Club Challenge trophies and qualified for semi-finals football every year – except for 2010 when the club was ordered to play for zero points and stripped of two NRL premierships due to the salary cap scandal. Bellamy was NSW State of Origin coach from 2008-10, Australian Test assistant coach in 2005-06 and is a three-time winner of the NRL's Dally M Coach of the Year award.

Matt Marshall

Matt Marshall is an experienced sports journalist, having held posts with The Courier-Mail from 2007–11 and Rugby League Week from 2002–07. He works in the not-for-profit sector, managing the 'Smiling for Smiddy' program of the Mater Foundation which funds cancer research and patient care. Matt lives in Brisbane with his wife, Natasha, and children, Beatrice and Fergus.


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