Smith named new rugby club coach
10:00am Thu May 09, 2013
Former Nottingham Moderns and Sleaford boss Nathan Smith will be the new head coach of Newark Rugby, the club has announced.
Smith, who lives in Grantham, has also worked with the Notts, Lincs, and Derbys Under-17s and 18s side, and is a RFU level-three qualified coach.

Ex Derby head coach Paul McCartin has also joined the coaching team.

Alan Swain, director for people at the club said: “Paul has been head coach at Derby and has a very strong coaching and playing pedigree.

“As Paul has a major farmhouse refurbishment project, he will be assisting whenever he is available.”

“Nathan and Paul will both clearly need some support as they settle in to their new club.

“Newark is incredibly fortunate to have someone of the pedigree of Nick Scott in the club, and Nick has offered to support the new coaches on a regular basis.

“The club is also looking to recruit another one or two identified individuals into the coaching team in the near future.

“This means that for the forthcoming season Newark will be offering a coordinated coaching team across the senior club and senior youth sides.”

According to the club, Darren Gourley will continue to help out whenever time permits, although his role with the RFU places great demands on his time.

Newark, whose former head coach Bob Nashed announced his resignation earlier this year, narrowly escaped relegation from the Midlands 1 East.

They stayed up thanks to winning one more game than Market Bosworth, with whom they were tied on points.

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