Warren Spragg commits to 2018/19 at Fylde

By November 30, 20171st XV, Latest News, News

Fylde RFC is delighted to announce that it has extended Head Coach Warren Spragg’s appointment to cover the 2018/19 season. Warren took over the role in the summer of 2017.

Chairman of Rugby Roger Banks said: “We have been very pleased with Warren’s performance in what has proved a difficult season for the Club in National One. He has impressed us with his organisational skills, technical knowledge and player management. In the last couple of seasons we have lost more than 15 experienced players through retirement, relocation and them moving on to other clubs, almost all competing in lower divisions than National One. It is an extremely tough league and requires exceptional commitment from players to train and compete against top clubs located all around England.

“We are determined to plan for the future and, whilst we continue to battle to stay at level 3, we need to ensure our coaching arrangements are top quality, whichever division we are in next season. Warren’s commitment to the Club will give confidence to existing and potential players that they will receive the very best of support and encouragement as they progress their rugby careers.”

Club Member (and Chairman of World Rugby) Bill Beaumont said: “Warren is a good young coach who is doing an outstanding job in difficult circumstances.”

Warren Spragg said: “Fylde is a well established, famous English club and I’m very proud to be Head Coach this season. It is proving a very challenging campaign for our young, mainly home grown squad. We have put in some strong performances but we are certainly not where we want to be in National One.

“The Club needs to improve in a number of respects, on and off the field. I believe that we are moving in the right direction to achieve this and I want to be a part of it. By committing myself to the Club for next season so early, in whichever division we find ourselves, then I am sending a clear message to players, both in the existing squad and to those who might want to join us. I’m excited about what the future holds here at the Woodlands.”