Harrogate Rugby Union Football Club are pleased to announce the appointment of Martyn Wood as Director of Men’s Rugby and the continuation of Sam Fox’s position as Head Coach for next season.
Martyn and Sam will also be joined by Aled Jones, who is taking on the role of Head of Rugby Transition. Aled will be responsible for supporting young players as they move from the Academy to Senior Rugby and will manage and coach the Georgians next season.
These appointments demonstrate the continued commitment of the club to provide players with a pathway to whatever level of rugby they aspire to play at; social rugby, National League rugby or beyond.
Martyn joins Harrogate after a long professional playing career which saw him playing for Wasps, Bath, and England. This was followed by coaching roles that took him to Hull Ionians and Yorkshire Carnegie.
Sam started his coaching career while still playing for Harrogate 1st XV supporting the early season of the fledgling Junior Academy. Named as Head Coach at the start of the season and struggling with injury 2021-22 was a baptism of fire through which Sam has conducted himself with the level of professionalism that embodies the values of Harrogate Rugby Club.
Aled also joined Harrogate to support the early years of the Academy and has continued to support both the Colts and Seniors sides during the past season. His passion for the club and attention for detail provides a much-needed platform for players stepping up to senior rugby and joining the club from outside.
The positions of forwards coach for senior men’s and strength and conditioning coach remain open for the coming season and Harrogate welcome any applications to firstname.lastname@example.org