We are pleased to announce that the search for a new Head Coach has concluded with Anthony Murray being appointed for the start of the 2018 season.
Muz as he is known, has a tremendous pedigree in the game, having played for Warrington Wolves, Leigh Centurions, Oldham and Barrow Raiders to name some of his professional clubs. He has also played in the amateur ranks and has taken on Siddal at Chevinedge in the past, facing both Johnny Lawless and Scrimmy from his hooking role.
Since hanging up his boots, Muz has also a good deal of coaching experience, having coached professionally at Barrow Raiders, and North Wales Crusaders. During the past season, he has been assisting Lee Greenwood at Gloucester All Golds. Muz is looking forward to getting back to a Head Coach position and is delighted to be joining what he describes as one of the biggest clubs in the amateur game. Muz has really impressed the club with his vision of the future and his commitment will be demonstrated by him commuting across the Pennines for training and match days from his Wigan home.
“I am looking forward to carrying on the great work over the past decade that both Lee and Gareth Greenwood have put in to keep Siddal at the top of the amateur game. I know that there are going to be changes to the make up of the first team next season with players retiring or moving on and during this period of transition I hope that some of the younger players will take their opportunity to show they are worthy of a shirt in the NCL side.
I can’t wait to get into training early in the New Year and all the lads at the club will be given a chance to show what they can do”.
Muz’s first competitive game will be on 27/28 January, as Siddal will once again take part in the in the Challenge Cup. Before then, we will be arranging a meet and greet for Muz with the Open Age players and Coaches.
Updated 11:57 - 2 Dec 2017 by Joe McCormack