15 Jun 2023

Warriors to support former coach

5:02 pm on 15 June 2023
Daniel Anderson

Photo: Stuff / Lawrence Smith

The Warriors will rename their home stadium as Daniel Anderson Stadium when they host Manly-Warringah in the round dedicated to the club's former head coach in August.

Late last month the NRL announced round 25 would be known as the Daniel Anderson Round when the rugby league community will come together to raise critical funds for the ex-Warriors, Parramatta, St Helens and New Zealand coach.

Anderson, 56, suffered a catastrophic spinal cord injury late last year following a body surfing accident on the New South Wales Central Coast and is in rehabilitation at the Royal Rehabilitation Centre in Ryde.

Go Media, which recently became naming rights sponsor of Mount Smart Stadium, has agreed to renaming the venue for match against the Sea Eagles on 18 August.

As well as having the stadium renamed, the Warriors have moved the club's annual old boys' day to coincide with the match against Manly.

A large group of players from Anderson's era are expected to gather in support of their former coach.

From 2001-2004 he guided the Warriors in 92 matches with a record of 51 wins, two draws and 39 losses.

Under his charge the club won the minor premiership and reached its first grand final in 2002 while making the finals for the first time in 2001 and repeating the feat in 2002 and 2003.

The Warriors will also wear the 2003 Throwback jersey, the iconic black and silver strip synonymous with the season when the Warriors went within one win of making the grand final for the second straight year.