Clawson Joins Wildcats Coaching Staff

posted on 30 September 2011

The Wakefield Trinity Wildcats are pleased to inform supporters of another new addition the coaching staff at the Club.

Martin Clawson has been appointed as the new Strength and Conditioning Coach at The Wildcats for the next three years.

Martin comes from a strong Rugby League background with his father being a professional player and Martin being a player himself for Bradford Northern. He has an impressive history in Sports Fitness having worked for a number of Rugby League clubs throughout his career.

Clawson, or ‘Clogger’ as he is more commonly known in the world of Rugby League, joins the Wildcats from the Barrow Raiders where he has spent a year as Fitness Coach. Before his spell at The Raiders, Martin has worked at Crusaders RL with Brian Noble and was the Head of Strength and Conditioning at The Bradford Bulls from 2002 to 2009. During his time at The Bulls, he worked with a side that made it to four grand finals and won 2 of them, three World Club Challenges, remaining victorious in them all and a Challenge Cup title. In 2003, Martin’s second year at the Club the team were crowned League Leaders and claimed the treble, winning all three trophies.

Martin will join The Wildcats for the next three seasons and work alongside Head Coach Richard Agar to get the best out of the ever growing Wildcats squad. He is well known for his disciplined approach and has a proven track record of improved fitness levels at every club he has worked at.

Wildcats Chief Executive James Elston is very happy with the new addition to the club, “Martin has a proven track record of getting teams to have that competitive edge, his CV speaks for itself.”

“He is determined to get results from his players and I am confident that with Martin and the rest of the teams hard work, we will see a fit, strong and powerful side over the next three years in Super League.”

Head Coach Richard Agar commented, “Martin has a wealth of experience and knowledge in Rugby League, and is well respected within the game.”

“Hard work and loyalty are key ingredients in the way he operates. I am looking forward to working with him and I know he is excited by the challenge.”

Martin added, “I was very fortunate to receive a number of offers but I was keen to accept the Wakefield one and be a part of the exciting future that lies ahead.”

“The Wildcats are a club that are on the up and I’m looking forward to further developing the team. Rich Agar is a very highly respected coach and working alongside him is another factor that drew me to the position.”

This is Wakefield. Together We Are Stronger.

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