Kurt Haggerty returns to his community club Pilkington Recs

Drew Darbyshire
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Salford assistant coach Kurt Haggerty has returned to his local community club Pilkington Recs in a role away from the field.

The former Ireland international, who is currently Paul Rowley’s assistant at Salford, will take a hands on approach with Recs, providing advice and education to the coaches at the club, who are based in St Helens.

Haggerty said: “Returning to the club has been an ambition of mine since leaving to coach in the professional game.

“Pilks gave me my first coaching role and helped me get where I am today.

“I had some great times and learned lots from my time coaching the first team.

“I want to help develop the players and In particular the coaches at Pilks by giving any advice and guidance that I have gained whilst coaching in the professional game.

“My son Roman now plays at the club so it made perfect sense to get back involved when the opportunity came up.”

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Haggerty started his coaching career with Pilkington, winning 73 games from 101 between 2013-16, before moving in to the professional ranks.

The 34-year-old, who spent time as Leigh’s interim head coach in 2021, has been Rowley’s assistant at Salford for more than a year now.

Recs chairman Ralph Rawsthorne said: “We are excited about welcoming Kurt back to the club.

“We are proud of everything he has achieved since moving on, but more so that he has remained a Pilks man at heart.

“Now he is to provide his vast experience to our coaches to help provide the best possible coaching to our players.”

Haggerty made 169 appearances during his playing career for Leigh, Blackpool Panthers, Widnes, Barrow and Bradford. He represented Ireland at the 2013 World Cup.

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