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 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 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 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. Ashley will be the Under 12s Coach for 2015.
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.
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 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.
Connor joined the Under 15s squad for the 2013 season, their first within the Yorkshire Junior League and having developed a liking for the game, is now looking to move into a coaching role. This continues the club’s commitment to the development of internal talent from player to coach roles and Connor will be an excellent addition to the coaching team, teaching the Under 12s the same strong running and handing off tactics that took him to the top of the try scoring table for the Under 15s last season.
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.