Former star Gary Chambers aims high in new Warrington Wolves role – | Rugby League Express

Warrington Wolves have made former prop and now player development specialist Gary Chambers their new youth chief.

The appointment of the former Swinton and Cumbria manager, who has also worked with the England development teams, follows the appointment of former Salford boss Richard Marshall as head coach of the England squad. the Wolves Academy in January.

Now Chambers, who made 210 appearances for Warrington between 1989 and 2000 and later served as assistant to coaches Daryl Van de Velde and Paul Cullen, as well as working at the Academy, is looking forward to teaming up with Marshall and assistant to the Academy and Senior Fellowship Coach. Tyrone McCarthy.

Their aim is to develop stronger links with local schools and community clubs, as well as supply local players for Daryl Powell’s first team.

Chambers, 52, quit working as the school’s deputy headteacher (he starred on the Channel 4 show Educating Greater Manchester) to go full-time with Warrington, where he maintained links with various teams juniors.

“It’s fantastic to be back, although I feel like I’ve never really been away,” he said.

“Ultimately I want to help young players progress to the first team, but it’s also about supporting parents and coaches at schools and our community clubs to get more kids playing and make Warrington an exceptional location for the Rugby League.

“I want to revive amateur clubs and develop mass participation.

“At the end of the day, the more people we have playing rugby in the city, the more people we will have coming through the club.

“Coming back and working with Rich (Marshall), Tyke (McCarthy) and the team was another big reason to take on the role. They are people from Warrington who want the best for the club.

“We have real talent and there is a lot of good development work going on.”

Meanwhile, Warrington issued ‘long-term’ bans to an 18-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman following social media abuse by winger Josh Charnley in the 34-18 loss in Hull KR.

It was the club’s fourth consecutive defeat in the Super League, as they were also beaten by Wakefield in the Challenge Cup.

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