Tony Benson appointed new Crosfields Head Coach

Former Leigh and Oxford boss Tony Benson has been appointed Head Coach of National Conference League side Crosfields.

It is somewhat of a coup for the Warrington-based club, bringing in the Kiwi who first came to the UK in 2005 with Leigh.

During his time at Leigh, Benson won the Northern Rail Cup.

Crosfields chairman Mike Donnison said: “It is Tony’s experience, proven leadership and management skills, that we see as key, to developing the players and the club. 

“We are one of the biggest clubs in the UK, and are the current RFL Community Club of the Year, but we should be competing at a higher level within the Kingstone Press National Conference League. With Tony’s guidance, we are confident that we can achieve that.”

After leaving Leigh, Benson went on to London Skolars and then Oldham, before becoming the first coach of Oxford when they joined Championship One.

Benson said: “It was great to understand what Crosfields is all about, what makes it great and what needs to improve. Needless to say I am impressed and loved the feel of the place, which is important to me. I’m glad to be on-board and see it as a privilege to be coaching at such a historic, proud and soundly established Club, and look forward to seeing what we can achieve in 2015.”


Crosfields kick off the new season on Saturday 14th March visiting newcomers Thornhill Trojans.

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