7th September 2018, 12:25 | englandrl
England Knights head coach Paul Anderson will join Betfred Super League side Warrington Wolves as Under 19s Academy Coach ahead of the 2019 season.
Former Great Britain and England international Anderson has a wealth of coaching experience from his time as head coach of Huddersfield Giants and his involvement in the England Performance set-up as assistant coach for the 2016 Four Nations and 2017 Rugby League World Cup before his appointment as England Knights head coach earlier this year.
He will combine his roles and continue as England Knights head coach alongside his commitments at Warrington.
On his appointment, Paul Anderson said, “This exciting move to Warrington is one I’m extremely looking forward to. Steve Price, Pete Riding and Karl Fitzpatrick have all sold me the vision of the club looking to produce its own high-quality young players and I felt I couldn’t turn down the chance to help fulfil that vision.
“Warrington is a club on the rise and I can’t wait to get involved with the next generation of players and help them on their journey to Super League.
“I would like to personally thank Ralph Rimmer and Kevin Sinfield for giving me the opportunity to remain as Head Coach of the England Knights, I’ve been very fortunate to work with a lot of good people at the Rugby Football League and within the England Performance Unit, this is a great concept and vital to success in the RLWC2021 and beyond.”
Rugby Football League Chief Executive Ralph Rimmer said, “I would like to congratulate Paul on his appointment as Under 19s coach at Warrington Wolves.
“Since joining the Rugby Football League, Paul has become a very valuable member of the England Performance Unit and I’m delighted that he has agreed to continue as England Knights head coach and will lead the squad in their two test matches against Papua New Guinea later this year.
“What has been created in the England Performance Unit by Kevin Sinfield and his team is very impressive and the England Knights programme is an integral part of our vision for a successful national team as we build towards the RLWC2021 and beyond. I will remain very protective of it and it is fantastic that Paul will still be part of that.