Welfare officer role for Durrant
ROCHDALE Hornets have announced Lee Durrant as the club’s new team manager and welfare officer.
Lee is no stranger to the club, or to the Rochdale rugby league community for that matter, having previously played for Mayfield and Hornets as well as enjoying a number of coaching roles in both rugby league and rugby union.
He will join Carl Forster’s backroom team as he succeeds Dave Ramsbottom following eight years of service at the club.
On his appointment Lee said: “First and foremost, it’s a great privilege to be back involved with Hornets and a great set of guys. After playing for Hornets for a few years, I hope now I can help to transform the club.
“Apart from my core duties of looking after the players and coaching staff, I feel that the time has come to bring local talent back through the ranks to a professional level. Players who should be proud to wear the Hornets shirt.”
Hornets CEO, Steve Kerr added: “I’m thrilled to have Lee on board. He spoke openly an passionately about the club and it’s something I admire. He has a fantastic knowledge of rugby league and specifically the game in the local area.
“The club has reaffirmed its commitment to growing the game locally and Lee will be a big part of that. He will work alongside Carl and his assistants to identify local talent and help grow the game in the borough of Rochdale. This is a big coup for us.”
With the season just four weeks away, there is still time to grab your 2019 season tickets to support Lee, Carl and the rest of the boys!