Richie Mathers is looking forward to starting his new job as Warrington’s player welfare officer next week.
The appointment was confirmed on Wednesday by the Wolves, and Mathers is pleased to be back at a club with whom he enjoyed a successful playing spell.
“It’s funny how the world works,” he told Wire’s official website.
“I first signed at Warrington as a 13 year old, then made my Super League debut in 2002 and now I’m starting the next chapter in my professional life back where it all began.
“I had great meetings with Karl [Fitzpatrick – Wire head of rugby operations] and Roger [Draper – Wire chief executive], and I’m incredibly excited by what’s in place at the club both on and off the field.
“I want to carry on the fantastic job that Karl has done over the past few years and add my skills to that.
“I think player welfare is crucial to success on the field and I’ll be doing all I can to ensure the players have career development plans and be a support network to complement Tony Smith and his football staff off the field.
“I’m also excited to be working and hosting our corporate guests on match day and developing relationships to help create the best match-day experience in Super League.”