Joe Grima

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Joey Grima
Personal information
Full name Joseph Grima
Nickname Joey
Playing information
Position Hooker
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Parramatta Eels
Coaching information
Club
Years Team Gms W D L W%
2014– London Broncos 15 1 0 14 7
Representative
Years Team Gms W D L W%
2004–06 Malta 9 6 0 3 67

Joey Grima is an Australian professional rugby league football coach and the current head coach at the London Broncos.

Playing career[edit]

Grima spent 19 years at the Parramatta Eels as a player and later as part of the coaching set up.[1]

Managerial career[edit]

Joe Grima has extensive experience in the NRL as an assistant coach at Parramatta Eels, Cronulla Sharks and the St George-Illawarra Dragons.

He was appointed as the assistant coach at the capital Super League club, London Broncos ahead of the 2014 season after being recommended by Jamie Soward to former head coach Tony Rea.

On the 14th of May he was appointed as head coach of the English capital side and signed a deal until the end of 2015.[2] His first game in charge, London lost to Huddersfield Giants 16-30 at The Hive Stadium on the 10th May [3] and at the Magic Weekend on the 17th May they narrowly lost to Catalan Dragons 22-24 at the Etihad Stadium.[4] His first 2 games in charge were the two best performances by the Broncos in 2014.

On the 13th July 2014, Joey Grima's London Broncos were relegated to the Kingstone Press Championship. Grima started to rebuild all aspects of the club signing/resigning 17 players to date from the academy, current players and players in key positions such as Richard Mathers, William Barthau, Nick Slyney, Josh Cordoba and Rhys Williams in preparation for life in the 2nd tier for the 1st time in 20 years.

After 12 consecutive defeats for Joey Grima in charge of the Broncos, he won his first game against Super League giants Leeds Rhinos 40-36 at The Hive.

On the 9th October 2014, London Broncos announced Grima had signed a 2 year contract extension to keep him as head coach until the end of 2016.[5]

International Management[edit]

Between 2004 and 2006, Grima was the head coach of Malta after founding the MRL (Malta Rugby League).

Statistics[edit]

As of 22 June 2014
Team From To Record
G W D L PF PA PD Win %
Malta 2004 [6] 2008 9 6 0 3 0 0 +0 66.67
London Broncos 5 May 2014[7] Present 15 1 0 14 254 704 -450 06.67

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