Danny Ward signs contract extension with London

Drew Darbyshire

London coach Danny Ward has signed a new two-year deal with the club.

The 39-year-old guided the Broncos to promotion into Super League in his first season as head coach after spending three years as Andrew Henderson’s assistant.

London suffered relegation back to the Championship in 2019, with the capital club only going down on points difference.

Ward said: “I am very happy to extend my contract with Broncos and a big thanks to the gaffer, David Hughes [chairman], for putting faith in me again.

“London is our home and I am truly privileged to coach rugby league in the greatest city in the world.

“It has been an incredible journey so far, suffering incredible highs and lows along the way, with a fantastic bunch of players and performance staff and I am really looking forward to next season and the challenges that come our way.”

Broncos chairman David Hughes added: “Danny is almost a Londoner now and has done incredible things with the squad here in the capital.

“You can tell by the way the boys play that they have a huge respect for him and he has instilled a togetherness here that is second to none.

“I am delighted that he has decide to stay here for another two years and I have every confidence that he and his backroom team will be working harder than ever to get us back to Super League as soon as possible.”

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