Coaching Appointments for 2015

In addition to the appointment of Shaun Jewitt as Chargers’ Coach Co-ordinator, the club would also like to announce the involvement of the following coaches and players in the upcoming season:

Liam Finn
Liam is currently playing with Castleford Tigers in the Super League as well as captain of the Ireland national team.  Liam has agreed to put on a couple of session with the club to improve our attacking and kicking game.

Jack Howieson
Jack is currently working with the Eagles on the Strength and Conditioning and the club will be making use of the facilities at Jack’s gym to add some variety to training sessions across some of the squads with a focus upon the development of the Under 12 squad for 2015.  Jack will also be working closely with the club to develop a new product for 2015.

Ashley Rennison
Ashley is a Level 2 RFL qualified coach with experience of playing and coaching at a number of community clubs, including a stint supporting the development of our own Open Age squad a couple of season ago.

Tony Tonks
A product of the Wakefield Wildcats Academy, Tony has played professionally for the Huddersfield Giants in Super League as well as with Bradford Bulls, Oldham Roughyeds, Halifax RLFC and Featherstone Rovers RLFC.
Having recently signed for the Sheffield Eagles, Tony will be primarily working with the forwards from the Under 12, Under 16 and Under 18 squads to develop the team ‘go-forward’, but as with the other Pro Coaching Team members will hopefully be working at some level with all age groups.

Aaron Wycherley
Between them, Aaron and Joe Holland built a successful Primary Rugby League squad last season, taking them to festivals across the a Rugby League heartland and into their first contact games.  Aaron is a product of the Chargers’ Junior development programme and Sheffield Eagles scholarship.

Leigh Sanders
Leigh is a product of the Chargers and Sheffield Eagles, having played professional for the Eagles and represented England at International Level at Under 18s and Student.  Leigh will be providing strength & conditioning support for the club with each player registered for 2015 being offered a free initial consultation with Leigh as well as online access to the nutrition and advice web site which Leigh has developed with the club and hosted by 2and7 Limited.

Discussions are still ongoing with up to three additional coaches to allow flexibility and diversity across all age groups with a focus upon the development of in-house talent and progression of players into coaching roles where appropriate.

Chargers appoint Coach Co-ordinator

The North Derbyshire Chargers are delighted to announce that Featherstone Rovers Scholarship Manager, Shaun Jewitt, has agreed to join the club as Coach Co-ordinator.  Shaun brings extensive experience of successful coaching at community level with the Featherstone Lions and in a semi-professional capacity with the Featherstone Rovers Scholarship, Academy and Reserve squads.

The role is pivotal in the creation of development plans and coaching support for each of the squads, working with new and existing members of the coaching team to enable them to develop their skills and putting together session plans and a monitoring regime to ensure the delivery of high quality coaching and ongoing player development from Primary Club through to Seniors.  Shaun will also lead on the Under 16 and Under 18 squads.

Ged Connolly-Thompson, Chargers Chairman, said: “This is a key appointment for the club.  Shaun will be working to develop coaching and players, whilst supporting us in implementing the RFL’s Embed The Pathway programme to include players from the Under 12s through to Youth and eventually Senior teams.”

The club have remained very active in the closed season with further coaching appointments to be announced over the next couple of weeks as we to move more clubs in the Yorkshire Junior League for 2015.

Presentation Evening Prizes

A belated thank you to everyone who joined us for our 2014 Presentation Night – an extra thank you to Richard Crummack for taking the photographs below.

In addition to player presentations, the following awards were also presented:

Primary RL – Players’ Player of the Year – Rhian L
Primary RL – Parents’ Player of the Year – Tadhg CT
Primary RL – Team Player of the Year – Mark S

Under 12s – Players’ Player of the Year – Ethan B
Under 12s – Parents’ Player of the Year – Brandon B
Under 12s – Team Player of the Year – Logan W

Under 15s – Players’ Player of the Year – Mitch O’B
Under 15s – Parents’ Player of the Year – Rogan C
Under 15s – Team Player of the Year – Rogan C

Under 16s – Players’ Player of the Year – Joe H
Under 16s – Parents’ Player of the Year – Mitch O’B
Under 16s – Team Player of the Year – Daniel P

Iron Man – Joseph K
Rob Potts Award – Richard Crummack
Rob Waller Cup – Mike Bradshaw & Luke Walters

Heartbeat of Sport Awards – Aaron Wycherley & Corey C