Widnes head coach Tim Sheens resigns

Widnes have announced that head coach Tim Sheens has resigned from his role.

Sheens, 69, was appointed as head coach ahead of the 2020 season on a two-year deal, leading the club through their seven competitive fixtures before the cancellation of the campaign due to coronavirus.

He has previously coached Penrith Panthers, Canberra Raiders, North Queensland Cowboys, Wests Tigers, Australia, New South Wales and Hull KR.

The club said in a statement: “The club would like to place on record their thanks to Tim for his efforts during his time at the Vikings, and wish him all the best in his future endeavours.

“As a club, we are confident that the role of Head Coach at this prestigious club will attract a high level of interest, especially given the quality of the squad already assembled for 2021 and our loyal and passionate fan base.

“We will now take the necessary time needed to appoint a successor to Tim who can build upon the foundations and lead the club successfully into the future.”



  1. I can’t believe this news that’s the second coach on the trot that’s walked away from our club . What’s going on . You’ve only just selected your own squad I would of at least expected you to give it ago for one season

  2. Rumour has it’s down to money and the virus , as they got rid of mr sheens assistant to save money , but I would of. Thought he’d of stayed with the team he rebuilt and had ago . Doug Laughton and a future new coach , I’m sure mr Laughton has kept his eye on the modern game

  3. All clubs will be losing staff at the end of October. Some clubs may no longer exist in their current form before next season, assuming there is one.
    The current season is really a shock to the game and they have struggled to deal with it all although they are not alone in that.
    The future is, well who know, but yesterday is gone so don’t dwell on it, learn from any mistakes and move on. RL struggles with that concept.

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