Carl Forster appointed Whitehaven player/coach

Whitehaven have appointed Carl Forster as their new player/coach for the 2017 season.

Forster has shown great commitment to the club’s cause in recent weeks, and has recently stated that he would be staying put whatever division the club was to find itself in next season.

“His performances on the field have been simply tremendous and he threw everything into the games – leading by example from the front,” Haven general manager Amanda Hewer said.

“When you have forwards like Carl winning the battle in the middle of the field that’s when you win games.

“Carl comes from a great rugby league background, starting out at Pilkington Recs then straight on to St Helens, with Loan spells at Whitehaven in between.

“Carl then headed to Salford before joining us again for the remainder of 2016! Now we have a coach in place we can start putting our squad together and planning for the coming season.

“Carl’s spirit is really infectious and his enthusiasm is enormous, I think this appointment will lift everybody at the club and be a breath of fresh air.”

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