York part company with Woods


York City Knights have today announced that the contract of Head Coach Dave Woods has been terminated.

The club stated that the contract in place was a two month rolling agreement, for a two year period, which allowed either party to end it at short notice.

The decision comes as a result of the amount of travel time and cost incurred for Dave to commute from his home in Gateshead, coupled with family health problems.

The club stated that they couldn’t afford to cover travelling expenses on top of Woods’ regular salary and were aware that he was looking for a full time position, something they were unable to offer.

The club also put on record that they appreciate all Dave has done for the club and said that the 2012 Grand Final win was one of the highlights of the club’s recent history.

Rumours abound on where the former Castleford boss will end up next, with Whitehaven and Leigh currently in the hunt for a new Head Coach.

However Haven have stated that they are looking for a part time coach which would seemingly rule Woods out of the running due to his desire to coach in a full time capacity.

York will now begin the process of searching for a new Head Coach.