Andrew Henderson ends speculation by committing to Keighley

Drew Darbyshire
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Keighley head of rugby Andrew Henderson has put speculation surrounding his future to bed by signing a new two-year deal with promotion-chasing Cougars.

The 42-year-old has recently been linked with the current coaching vacancies at Championship clubs Widnes, Bradford and his former side London Broncos.

However, Henderson has silenced the rumours by committing to the Cougars until at least the end of the 2024 season.

Henderson said: “I am very pleased to have committed my future to the Keighley Cougars.

“I’m really enjoying the role I hold at the club which allows me to influence; and shape how we operate as a performance department to give us the best chance of progression as a team and an organisation. 

“I am driven to continue to help our players, staff and the club develop to progress to the next level.

“I have seen so much growth in such a short space of time; in both the playing group and coaching team which excites me. 

“Good progress has also been made in the development of the performance department and infrastructure within the club; including our ETP performance pathways being launched recently. 

“But full credit to all those players and staff who are working well together. They have bought in to what we are trying to build and achieve.”


Andrew Henderson: It is an exciting time for Keighley

He added: “It is certainly an exciting time to be at Keighley with the club moving in the right direction both on and off the field. 

“We have a brilliant fanbase that continues to grow, a committed playing squad full of great people; and players, dedicated and caring staff with very supportive owners, all who share the same ambition and aspirations.

“I would like to personally thank our managing director Lisa Gill for facilitating the deal; and our owners Mick, Jackie, Ryan and Kaue, who have put their trust in me; and provided the support to help progress the team and the performance department.

“I look forward to the challenges ahead in our aim to achieve something special with this group of players and staff in 2022; and the journey thereafter over the next two years.”

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