Warriors name Cramphorn as their new head coach

PUBLISHED: 16:49 09 January 2008 | UPDATED: 21:15 26 October 2009

CLIVE CRAMPHORN

CLIVE CRAMPHORN

WELWYN Warriors go into 2008 with new head coach Clive Cramphorn in charge. He described his appointment as like being asked to manage Manchester United . Following the departure of previous coach Luke Williams, the Warriors management have decided Cramp

WELWYN Warriors go into 2008 with new head coach Clive Cramphorn in charge.

He described his appointment as "like being asked to manage Manchester United".

Following the departure of previous coach Luke Williams, the Warriors management have decided Cramphorn is the right person to succeed him.

Cramphorn said: "It's like being asked to manage Man Utd. Luke did a fantastic job here and together with Chris Gallagher, we'll build on that and take the girls onto yet more success."

The new recruit is currently head coach at Old Albanians and was formally welcomed to Welwyn by club chairman Mike Davies following the Herts versus Canada U19s match.

Davies said: "Welwyn is at the forefront of girls' rugby in Herts.

"I'm very pleased to announce that Welwyn and OAs have formed a 'cluster' to promote the girls' game in Mid-Herts.

"This will provide an opportunity for the girls at OAs to develop their game playing alongside some of the best players in the country.

"It will boost the squad sizes here at Welwyn and I'm delighted to announce that regional and Herts county coach, Clive Cramphorn, will lead this initiative as the new head coach here at Warriors, while also liaising with OAs."

Warriors team manager Dave Marques said: "The RFUW are very keen that the girls' game keeps expanding.

"There are not enough girls yet at OAs to run full teams and play matches.

"By linking with Warriors, the OAs girls will get match time with Warriors and get great experience playing alongside some of the best players in the country.

"From a Welwyn perspective, we've got the East Region lead coach, the Herts county coach and our squad size will grow.

"This has been a major problem for us this season with our injury list.

"It's a win-win situation."

RFUW regional development manager Amanda Bate was said to be delighted when she was told the news.

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