Broadbent given contract extension

posted on 23 September 2010

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats are delighted to announce that first team coach Paul Broadbent has been given a one year contract extension.

Broadbent or ‘Beans’ as he is widely known to the Rugby League world was appointed as assistant to Head Coach and Football Director John Kear back in 2006, after stints at Sheffield, Halifax, Wakefield, Hull and York during his playing career. Broadbent has also five caps for England and eight caps for Great Britain and a wealth of knowledge of the game.

A hands on coach, Paul is Kear’s right hand man when it comes strategy and performance planning. He has been part of the coaching team at the Wildcats that has enjoyed tremendous success at the club over the last four years; he played a key role in keeping the club in Super League in 2006, and guiding the team to a Challenge Cup Semi final back in 2008.

Paul Broadbent said: ‘I’m delighted to sign for an extra year; I feel we had a disappointing year overall last season and I feel like I’ve got a point to prove. I’m looking forward to getting the players back for pre season and building towards next year’.

Wildcats Head Coach John Kear said: ‘I’m delighted that Paul has committed himself to the club for another year in what is a very important time for the club with regards to the licence application. After our indifferent end to the season, Paul along with the rest of the coaching staff is totally committed to ensuring an on the field improvement for the 2011 season’.

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