Huddersfield RUFC are to part company with Giles Hetherington who will join Halifax RUFC as the club’s new head coach.
The 28-year-old stand off, who joined the Lockwood Park club last close season from Heath, helped Huddersfield to the National Three North title – the club concluding their season with a 13-0 home defeat against Sandal.
Hetherington, who is also a former Bradford and Bingley player, has previously coached the backs and junior teams at Heath with the Colts winning both League and North of England titles under his guidance and he is also backs coach for Yorkshire Under 16 side.
Hetherington, who will replace Mark Walton at the helm at Ovenden Park at the end of the season, said: “This is a great opportunity. I have heard a lot of really good things about the club and beating the top-of-the-table side screams out about the potential.
“I have achieved many of my personal goals and played at a reasonable level where I have enjoyed my rugby.
“I now see this an exciting opportunity to take on and to show how commitment, quality training and fun will inevitably lead to success both on and off the pitch.”
Hetherington, who is former pupil at The Crossley Heath School and he returned as a PE teacher in 2007, will look to lead by example as he is keen to continue playing.
Halifax RU chairman Grayham Smith said: “We are thrilled that Giles has agreed to take over as head coach next season.
“He has a superb pedigree as a player and impressed us with his plans of how to take the club forward on the pitch.”
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