Pryce is right man for Workington

Workington Town have announced that former Great Britain star Leon Pryce will become the club’s new head coach.

The 36-year-old has penned a two-year contract at Derwent Park after the club searched for a successor for Dave Clark who recently stepped down from his post.

It will be his first coaching role in the game since retiring as a player earlier this year while playing for Bradford Bulls.

Pryce is one of the most decorated players in the Super League era, having won four Super League titles, three World Club Challenges, six League Leaders’ Shields and six Challenge Cups throughout his career.

And the former Bradford Bulls, St Helens, Catalans Dragons, Hull FC and Bradford star admitted that he is made up to become the Town boss.

“It’s a great move for me and it’s good to get a chance in coaching,” said Pryce.

“I’ve only been retired for six months, so it’s nice to get the opportunity so early. I’ve been going up to Workington and Cumbria for a long time since I was a young lad, and my friend Craig McDowell, who I played with in the Academy at Bradford, used to take me up there.

“It’s maybe a little sooner than what I expected, to get my first coaching job, but I think it’s the right opportunity for me. It’s a good level for me to start at too and a good club in Workington.

“We’ll get together with the directors soon, plan our budget and what we’ve got to spend and we’ll give it our best shot from there. We’ll go through everything properly and use the contacts we’ve got to the best of our ability to make it a good season.”

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