Wel­fare of­fi­cer role for Dur­rant

Rochdale Observer - - THE LAUGHING BADGER -

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!

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