Dene Miller takes head coach role at Welwyn Rugby Club

PUBLISHED: 15:52 20 July 2013

James Coles has left Welwyn RFC

James Coles has left Welwyn RFC

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JAMES Coles has left his role as head coach at Welwyn RFC.

Dene Miller is the new head coach at Welwyn RFCDene Miller is the new head coach at Welwyn RFC

Coles has moved back to his native Cornwall to take up a role at Cornish Pirates. James worked hard as a coach and as a player and Welwyn will miss both him and his now fiancée Charlie but wish them well in their new lives down in Cornwall.

Dene Miller has been appointed head coach and will continue to coach the senior sides alongside Mike McKay.

In addition, Welwyn are delighted that Si Hardy, who is a specialist coach for the RFU, will join the coaching set up.

Hardy works in the England Elite set-up, was involved with the 1999, 2003 and 2007 World Cup squads and in recent years has coached England age-group sides, England A, England Saxons and the England side that played the BaaBaa’s in 2012.

He mentors/coaches English hookers at many of the Premiership clubs. Austen Cox continues in his role as 1st XV manager.

Welwyn finished third in the London 3 North West and were finalists in the Herts RFU Tankard Competition last season, and are keen to gain promotion back up to London 2 North West this coming season.

They have entered a team into the Herts RFU 7s competition on August 4 and are hosting a 10-a-side competition at the club on August 17.

Further details are on the website www.welwynrugby.co.uk

Welwyn have started pre-season training on a Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7.30pm-9.00pm.

All players, both existing and new, are welcome to come along to both this session and to training.

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