Development key for rookie Eastwood coach David Telfer chasing new era of success

Newly appointed Eastwood first grade coach David Telfer wants to capitalise on the success the club’s colts program has had in recent years to foster in a new era of Shute Shield success for the Woodies.  Telfer ran Eastwood’s colts program from 2021 to 2023 and helped the club finish second ahead of both Sydney Uni and Randwick in the Eric Spilsted Club Championship this year.  Now, he wants to develop those same players into first graders.   “That’s definitely the plan,” Telfer told Rugby News.  “I might be being a bit naive with that approach, but after chatting with quite a few Shute Shield coaches and professional coaches, I think it’s pretty clear that my main job is to develop players from within, ideally from juniors, into colts and then into first grade.   "A lot of clubs are recruiting heavily and last year in particular, we saw a lot of overseas players join the competition, but I’d rather spend my time trying to turn our young players into first



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