The Wakefield Trinity Wildcats can announce that a new assistant coach has been appointed at the club.
James Webster has joined the club on a three year deal and will work under new Head Coach Richard Agar.
Webster joins the Wildcats from Super League club Hull FC where he worked closely with Richard as his assistant coach.
The 32 year old Australian enjoyed a successful playing career as a scrum half at Parramatta Eels, Hull KR, Widnes and Hull FC. He joined the Black and Whites as Assistant Coach in 2010 and has spent 2 seasons as Agar’s right hand man.
Webster was no stranger to the coaching role after having already worked with the junior teams at the club and being a dedicated member of the RFL’s Coaching Development Programme in which he has often educated and helped young coaches.
James is very much looking forward to his role at Wakefield, “I’m really excited about joining the Wildcats. I have had many discussions with Rich about the club and it is certainly something that he speaks very highly of.”
“It is clear that there are many great structures in place for the next few years and there is a sense of the start of something new and exciting, a real clean slate.”
“I’m looking forward to continuing my work with Rich and seeing the new systems put into place. I can’t wait to get started.”
Wildcats Chief Executive James Elston added, “We are delighted to welcome James to the club. Having worked with him at first hand for the past two years, Rich Agar speaks very highly of him and was keen to continue their partnership.”
“James’ dedication to his work and commitment to the sport are two great assets that he brings with him to the role and I’m sure that as a team, himself and Rich will do a great job for the Wildcats over the next three years.”
The Club would like to inform fans that they have spoken to Paul Broadbent about a potential role in the coaching structure, he is currently on holiday considering the position.
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