Club statement: Southport make triple appointment

Club statement: Southport make triple appointment

By Southport RFC
30th July
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Southport RFC


We are delighted to announce the appointments of Bill Nichol as our new Head Coach, Darren Hall as Assistant Coach and Bernie Gavan as Lead Academy Coach.

Bill Nichol, a Level 4 RFU Coach, has been involved with SRFC and Lancashire for a number of years in various roles. Most notably guiding Port, as Head Coach, to promotion during the 2015/16 season.

Darren Hall joins from Wirral RUFC, were he oversaw them to a 7th place finish in the Northern Premier (Level 5) during the 2018/19 season as Head Coach. Darren holds a Level 3 RFU coaching qualification and alongside Bill brings a wealth of coaching experience.

Bernie Gavan will undertake the newly formed role of Lead Academy Coach working alongside our new academy coaches and players. Bernie is the current senior colts coach who last season lead his his side to victory in the prestigious Lancashire U18’s Cup for the first time in 45 years for SRFC.

Southport RFC believe the newly formed academy will allow players between 13-18 to reach their full potential whilst developing SRFC players, leaders and coaches for the future.

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