Bramald returns to Keighley as reserve team coach

Keighley have appointed former player and scholarship manager Matt Bramald as their new reserve team coach.

The 36-year old former Dewsbury, Batley, Wakefield, Featherstone, Keighley and Hunslet fullback is joining the Cougar Park coaching staff from the club’s engage Super League neighbours Bradford Bulls, where he has been working the Odsal club’s scholarship players.

And Bramald has been appointed to replace former prop forward Brendan Hill, who was released from the Cougar Park reserve team job last weekend.

Cougars Head Coach Barry Eaton said: “Matt has worked with many of the club’s current reserve team players when they were at Scholarship level so he already has a good rapport with them.

“He has also been working his way up the coaching ladder having been assistant coach to Graeme Hallas at Hunslet Hawks until earlier this year and at the Bulls where he has been looking after one of their age group teams.

“I played alongside Matt at Dewsbury so we know each well and I believe that we can work for the benefit of Cougars.”

Bramald said: “I’m delighted to be returning to the Cougars. I’ve got some great memories from my time at Cougar Park and I had hoped to finish my career there, although it wasn’t to be.

“Now I’m looking forward to starting work with Barry Eaton and helping develop those very promising players in the reserve team”.

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