Skolars Head Coach resigns

London Skolars Head Coach Callum Irving has resigned from the club, citing personal reasons.

Irving took over as full time Head Coach for the 2009 season, but the club have won just one game all season, and find themselves second bottom in Championship 1.

A change in Irving’s personal and family circumstances has meant that his continuation in the full time head coach role was unsustainable. He had been at the club for 18 months and was responsible for the improvement of community and player development strategies in the capital.

Skolars CEO Hector McNeil said: “We would like to wish Callum the best of luck for the future. It’s a real shame he has to leave us but due to the changes in his personal circumstances both Callum and the club believe this is for the best. We would like to thank Callum for the superb work he has done to develop the club both on and off the field. I personally wish him the best for his future and he will be welcome back at White Hart Lane whenever he is in the capital.

“The Skolars’ Directors will consider what is best for the long term of the club. It is clear a coach who can continue to develop local talent in tandem with the Quins and the RFL in London will be the priority. In the short term interim arrangements will be put in place ahead of this weekend’s game against top of the league Dewsbury Rams.”

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