Veivers returns to coaching

Dave Parkinson

Phil Veivers is back in Rugby League.

The former Swinton, Salford and Workington coach is back in the dugout after agreeing to become Ashton Bears new first team coach for 2018.

The former St Helens stalwart who also played for Huddersfield, and served on the coaching staff of Bradford and Wigan had been out of the game other than media work since parting ways with the Cumbrian club Town after the 2016 season.

He brings a wealth of experience to the club from Ashton in Makerfield. He is actually no stranger to the Bears where his youngest son is learning the game.

Ashton finished last term in 9th position in the North West Mens League with the club looking for an improved run of form in 2018.
The official statement on the Bears website read:

“It is with the greatest of pleasure, that we can announce that Phil Veivers will take up the role of Ashton Bears Open Age coach for the 2018 season.

Phil steps up to replace Chris Melling, who has moved on from the role following the close of this season.
Many of you may already know Phil, from his links with the Under 9’s team with whom his son currently plays; his new role will see Phil becoming involved with both Junior and Open Age rugby at the Club and is an important step in the right direction for the aspirations of the Open Age team.

I am sure you will all be as pleased as I am to confirm this appointment and wish Phil all the best as we look forward to the start of another exciting season and time at the Club!”

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