Guy heads off as Giles takes reins

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RUGBY UNION SI­MON CARTER

KING’S Rugby stal­wart Guy Ma­son is pass­ing the ball to gritty York­shire fly half Giles Hether­ing­ton with King’s rugby on a high.

Re­cently mar­ried Guy, 43, has been Head of Rugby at King’s for the last six years, and a tough scrum half and lat­terly coach at Mac­cles­field Rugby Club all his ca­reer.

Now he is mov­ing North to take up a job at The Royal Gram­mar School Lan­caster and King’s have ap­pointed for­mer Brad­ford and Bin­g­ley fly half and cur­rent Hal­i­fax player coach Giles Hether­ing­ton as his re­place­ment.

Guy said: “It’s been a won­der­ful six years and I couldn’t have signed off at a bet­ter time with King’s win­ning The Bowl at the Ross­lyn Park Sevens last month.”

Other high­lights in­clude reach­ing the quar­ter fi­nal of the Daily Mail Na­tional Cup at Northamp­ton Gram­mar School, go­ing on both the school tours to Canada and South Africa and or­gan­is­ing next year’s tour to Australia.”

He added: “At Mac­cles­field I re­mem­ber play­ing ev­ery Cheshire Cup Fi­nal and win­ning pro­mo­tion to Na­tional League One.

“But above all it’s been work­ing with the boys and the sup­port of staff and par­ents I value above all else. What­ever age, what­ever level I found the boys have al­ways had im­mense pride in wear­ing the shirt and that shone through on the field.”

Giles has been schooled on the tough West York­shire cir­cuit com­bin­ing play­ing Na­tional League rugby with a de­vel­op­ing teach­ing ca­reer at his old school Cross­ley Heath School in Hal­i­fax.

He said: “King’s is one of Eng­land’s great rugby schools and I hope to main­tain the tra­di­tion that Guy and many rugby men be­fore him have set.”

He added: “I join King’s at a time of great tran­si­tion es­pe­cially in the ju­nior game with new leg­is­la­tion com­ing in to im­prove health and safety.

“It’s im­por­tant we move the game for­ward but also main­tain those core val­ues of play­ing hard and fair and re­spect for one another that truly char­ac­terises our game and makes it such a won­der­ful ground­ing for both young men and women.”

●● Tyther­ing­ton Ju­niors un­der 12s pic­tured on their re­cent tour to the Isle of Man

●● Giles Hether­ing­ton, left, with Guy Ma­son

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