Rugby Union
Harrison is new Warwickian coach

04/07 Updated: 04/07 14:35

WARWICKIAN RFC, who won promotion to Midlands Four West (South), have appointed a new head coach.

The club, which celebrated its 80th anniversary in 2010 and last season launched a mini rugby section for boys and girls, has appointed RFU coach educator Paul Harrison, who last year was given the Rugby Heroes award by the RFU in recognition of his work at the grass roots of the game.

Harrison, an experienced rugby coach who is head of modern languages at Woodlands Academy in Coventry where he coaches the 1st XV and U16s, enjoyed considerable success recently with Barkers’ Butts Colts for two seasons, winning the Merit table, the Colts Cup and a sevens trophy.

He replaces Nick Cameron, who is taking time away from the game.

Warwickian director of rugby Peter Harrison said: “There is no praise too high for the part played by Nick in helping the club to win promotion and round off the season with a comprehensive victory against Coventrians, the Midland Five West (South) champions.

“We now look forward with confidence to continued success with Paul.”

Harrison, who coaches Warwickshire U15s and will be undertaking RFU National Selector training this summer, said: “Warwickian is a friendly club, with good people and a plan to develop and boost its size and influence.

“They are already working with local schools and a positive club/school link will help the development of the club in the future.

“After last season‘s success and promotion, it’s a great time to be joining the Warwickians.”

Pre-season training at the Hampton Road club begins tonight (Thursday, July 5). Peter Harrison said: “We enjoyed great success last season and we want to build on this.

“We want to recruit new players of all experience and abilities to develop the club further, giving us a larger pool of players to select from and perhaps sufficient numbers to get a third team out from time to time.”

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