Leigh appoint Garreth Carvell as head of rugby

Drew Darbyshire

Leigh have appointed Garreth Carvell as the club’s new head of rugby ahead of the 2021 Super League season.

The 40-year-old will support operations manager Neil Jukes and head coach John Duffy and his coaching and support staff. Carvell will be responsible for all aspects of player welfare, recruitment, discipline and RFL issues and will play a key role in the club’s application for an academy licence.

Carvell said: “I’m looking forward to an exciting and no doubt challenging 2021. I can’t wait to get started. I’m really excited to be working for Derek (Beaumont) and the club.

“Leigh is a club with a great history and tradition and the supporters are very passionate about the club and the game.

“Our immediate focus and challenge is to stay in Super League, enjoy the experience and build the club on and off the field. There are some great people involved in the club and I shall be working closely with them to achieve our goals.

“My time at Salford and with the Rugby League Players Association has given me a good grounding in many aspects of the game since my playing career ended and I intend to fully play my part in the team effort to ensure Leigh Centurions takes full advantage of this great opportunity.”

Carvell made made more than 300 career appearances for Leeds, Gateshead Thunder, Hull, Warrington, Castleford and Featherstone. He represented Great Britain, England and Wales internationally.

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