The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs have finalised their brand new Coaching and High Performance staff for 2021, with Dan Ferris to be their new Head of High Performance.
Ferris, who is currently Head of High Performance with the Gold Coast Titans and had previously worked with Head Coach, Trent Barrett, at the Manly Sea Eagles, will oversee a new group that will include Strength and Conditioning Coach Luke Portese, who will make the move from the Penrith Panthers.
In addition, the Bulldogs will have a new Chief Medical Officer, with former Waratah and Australian Sevens player, Luke Inman, taking over that role.
Inman, has had a number of high profile medical roles in sport, including working with the Waratahs, Sydney Swans and Australian Men's and Women's Sevens Rugby Union teams, in addition to the Manly Sea Eagles, Sydney Roosters and Melbourne Storm.
The full Bulldogs Coaching and High Performance Staff for 2021 is now complete and listed below.
2021 Bulldogs Coaching & High Performance Staff
Trent Barrett - Head Coach
295 First Grade games: Illawarra Steelers, St George Illawarra, Cronulla Sharks, Wigan. Head Coach Manly Sea Eagles - 2016-18, Current Assistant Coach Penrith Panthers
David Furner - Assistant Coach
300 First Grade Games Canberra, Wigan, Leeds. Canberra Head Coach 4 years, Leeds Head Coach, Assistant Coach Cowboys Premiers 2015, Current Knights Assistant Coach.
Craig Sandercock- Assistant Coach
Head Coach Hull KR – Super League 2012,13,14. Sea Eagles Assistant Coach 2008,09, Knights Assistant Coach 2010,11, Wests Tigers 2016,17,18, Current Cronulla Sharks Assistant.
Mick Potter - Mounties Canterbury Cup Coach
Bulldogs Premiership winner 84',85', Head Coach Catalans Dragons 2006-08, St Helens 09-10, Bradford Bulls 11-12, Wests Tigers 13-14.
David Tangata-Toa - Transition Coach
2013-2017- Penrith Panthers Juniors, 2017 – Head Coach NYC Panthers, 2018 - Head Coach Townsville Blackhawks U/20s, 2019- Current NRL Cowboys Assistant Coach.
Dan Ferris - Head of High Performance
2018 - Present - Head of High Performance, Gold Coast Titans, 2015-18 Head Of Physical Performance, Manly Sea Eagles
Luke Portese - Strength and Conditioning Coach
Present - Strength and Conditioning Coach, Penrith Panthers
Luke Inman - Chief Medical Officer
Present - Melbourne Storm (Sydney Docter), 2015-19 Chief Medical Officer, Manly Sea Eagles, 2013-15 Australian Men's and Women's Team Doctor