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Men's Coaching Team Announced

Men's Coaching Team Announced

Official HRFC15 May - 11:14
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We are delighted to announce the appointments of Lewis Wilson as men's Head Coach and Andy Cummins as men's Forwards Coach.

Wilson will take the reins following Andy Wray's departure after a decade in charge.

The full back has been a mainstay within the first team set up at Mayfield Park since joining the club in 2016 and will combine his playing and coaching commitments.

He previously held the position of Academy Head Coach from 2020-2022 and led a team that included the likes of Ben Clarke, Harry Watts and Luke Mclurg to the North East & Cumbria Colts League Grand Final.

More recently he was appointed men's Backs Coach for the 2023/24 season.

Lewis Wilson said: "I'm really excited about the opportunity and challenge of taking on the men's Head Coach role. It's a real honour and a privilege to do so at the club that has given so much to me and three generations of my family.

"We're in a fortunate position to have a squad that's built on solid foundations as a result of Andy and Smalley's hard work. I'm grateful for their support and encouragement since I joined the club. We're eager to get going and I'm looking forward to the journey ahead with the fantastic group of players we have."

Andy Cummins' association with Old Boys stretches back 24 years. As a player, the prop forward has been a pillar of several promotion and cup winning sides throughout that time.

He has vast experience of coaching at various levels across the club and has helped lead Hartlepool A to both Pyman and CANDY Cup success in recent years.

"I know what representing this club means and to get the chance to do it as part of the senior coaching team is a real honour. There is so much talent here and I'm looking forward to working with the wider squad of players and a good coach in Lewis to see what we can achieve together. I can't wait to get started." Cummins said.

If you would like to join Hartlepool Rugby Club for the 2024/25 season, please email hartlepoolrugbyclub@outlook.com for more information. All new players will be made very welcome and we have teams to suit all abilities, from absolute beginners to experienced campaigners.

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