As part of the ongoing development of Heaton Moor RUFC the club has appointed Ryan to this important role with responsibility for the overall playing of the senior section of the club.
Ryan comes with a great pedigree having been both a player and coach within the North West Rugby Union scene. As Director of Rugby at Audenshaw School he was successful in developing what was a competent state school programme and turning into a true model of excellence both with regards to cup competitions and also player progression with over 50 players earning professional, international and County honours during his period of tenure.
His additional coaching experience included serving as Director of Rugby at Aldwinians RUFC and has held a number of profile positions within representative rugby for both Lancashire Rugby and the Irish Exiles.
He also played an instrumental role as a Forwards Consultant with the National League Division Three Champions, Chester RUFC and last season guided The Manchester Grammar School to the U15 National Final at Twickenham.
Ryan said:" It gives me great pleasure to be appointed to this role and I am tremendously excited by the opportunity and I am looking forward to beginning what promises to be an exciting journey for all involved with the club. I am confident that with the commitment, energy and above all, hard work of the players and staff, we can enjoy building a future of promise and excellence for this renowned club."