Graham Holroyd will take the reigns at Bury Broncos as the club makes a big change to its open age set up in time for their tenth birthday season in 2018.
Holroyd comes to the club with a proven track record of coaching successful sides locally at this level, coaching the North West Men's League Division One champions in 2013. He also has a great playing pedigree in playing nearly 500 professional games, scoring over 100 tries in a twenty year playing career with the bulk of that spent at Leeds Rhinos.
Graham's first engagement as coach will be attendance at the Club's End of Year awards on Saturday November 4th 2017 at East Z East in Whitefield. Pre-season training will commence at the start of December, before a break for Christmas and the resumption of two evenings a week in the new year. He is also keen to work with the junior coaches at the club and understands the fundamental importance of the club growing and moving forward together across the age groups.
Graham's appointment does of course mean an end to the five years spent with Liam Owen at the helm of the first team at the club which have seen the club climb from Division Five to Division Two of the North West Men's League. Both Liam and Dave Kelly will remain involved at the club, assisting with the open age where needed and focusing upon the continued successful development of the club.
The club are delighted to have Graham on board and will now look to kick on in their third season in Division Two of the North West Men's League, with their second team remaining in Division Five after finishing just outside the playoff spots last year.
Updated 11:36 - 14 Jul 2018 by Daniel Kelly