We’re delighted to announce that Anthony (Ant) Posa has agreed to join us as Head Coach. Ant has a fantastic CV having coached in the RFU National Leagues, the Scottish Premiership and with the Croatian National teams. He has also achieved huge success over many years as Yorkshire U20s Coach.
Director of Rugby Mark Smith said “I’m delighted we’ve been able to bring Ant to Barnsley Rugby Club as his coaching credentials are incredible for a club at our level. I’ve known Ant for about four years and we got speaking recently about us being relegated and what the plans were and it turned out he was looking for another opportunity and was interested in getting involved with what we want to achieve. As well as his record of achievements at higher levels of the rugby pyramid Ant has also had success in the Yorkshire Leagues with Beverley and Doncaster Phoenix so he’ll need no time to re-adjust. Current coaches Ryan Burrows (Buzz) and Stephen Roberts (Robbo) will remain with us to make a really strong coaching team.”
Commenting on his decision to join Barnsley, Ant said “I’ve known Baggy (club captain Tom Bagnall) for about 10 years and I’ve known Smithy (Director of Rugby Mark Smith) for 4 years and have kept in touch with both. It saddens me to see a great club like Barnsley playing where they are currently at. Hopefully I can play a part in getting them back where they belong. There’s no hiding from that fact it’s going to take a lot of hard work, but we will have a little bit of fun along the way too, that’s for sure!”