Anthony Murray appointed new Workington Town head coach

Drew Darbyshire
Anthony Murray North Wales Crusaders

Relegated Championship club Workington have appointed North Wales Crusaders’ Anthony Murray as their new head coach on a two-year deal.

Murray was named the League 1 Coach of the Year award in 2021 and has been nominated for the award again this year.

He replaces Chris Thorman as head coach of Workington following the club’s relegation to League 1.

Thorman has been linked with the head coaching vacancy at his home city club Newcastle Thunder.

He said: “I’ve played for Town so I know the club’s heritage and their passionate supporters.

“I’ve also had some great matches over the years in Wales and here in Workington.

“I’m already hard at work with the director of rugby Gary Murdock and we’ll start to announce who’ll be playing on Derwent Park over the coming weeks and months.

“I’m really looking forward to meeting our group of fans who are renowned in the game for their allegiance, tenacity and passion.”

Workington chairman delighted to welcome Anthony Murray to Derwent Park

Murray has been in the professional game with Barrow, Gloucestershire All Golds and North Wales Crusaders since 2014.

Town chairman John Pleasants said: “Anthony was the stand out in a strong field. He is highly experienced and knows how to put a strong and effective squad for a very competitive division.”

Workington have also appointed Gary Murdock as director of rugby.

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