Lam still passionate about Kumuls

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FORMER Kumul coach Adrian Lam says he is still very passionate about the Kumuls and and wished them all the best in the Four Nations tournament next month.
Speaking to The National after arriving in Port Moresby yesterday, a relaxed Lam was adamant his feelings for the country and the national rugby league team were as strong as ever.
 “I still love this country and I still love the Kumuls and I wish them all the best in the Four Nations.
“I have a lot of pride in the Kumuls and a lot of the players are close friends of mine and I’ll support the team throughout their campaign,” Lam said.
The St George Illawara Toyota Cup coach and assistant to club head coach Wayne Bennett, took time out of his busy schedule to head up here to promote the Adrian Lam Foundation, a project started by Lam which aims to bring positive changes to youths in local communities in PNG.
“I’m only here for a quick visit to do some work for the Adrian Lam Foundation and then I go back to Sydney tomorrow (today).”
Lam declined comment on his recent resignation as Kumul coach wishing to leave things as they were but adding that his commitments to the Dragons had played a major role in his decision.
“I’m not going to say anything on that issue except that it’s over and we’re all moving on.
“I don’t want to talk about the politics and PNGRFL stuff. I’ve got no comments.”
Lam instead focused on his position at St George and what his long term plans were.
“My role at St George is giving me an opportunity to learn and get better as a coach especially now that we (Dragons) are one win away from the grand final.”
He said he was hoping to learn as much from master coach Bennett and improve his own coaching skills in order to develop and eventually coach the top grade in the National Rugby League (NRL).
 “Wayne has been one of the most successful, if not the  most successful coach, in the game and I’m so privileged to be working with him.”
Lam travels back to Sydney today to help prepare the Dragons for Saturday night’s game against  Wests Tigers.