Ex-Warrington Wolves man Paul Wood giving back to the community game with new coaching role as youngsters learn from the former Super League forward

Former Warrington Wolves forward Paul Wood has taken on a new coaching role.

Wood, who was once branded ‘the hardest athlete in the world’ following his exploits for the Warrington Wolves’ defeat to Leeds Rhinos in the showpiece event at Old Trafford, will coach local side Shevington Sharks.

Now, though, he is putting what he is learnt during his career into coaching with the Sharks, who were established in 1979 and is the third oldest club in the Wigan area.

Wood made 339 appearances for Warrington after making his debut back in 1999 and went on to win two Challenge Cups with the Wolves in 2010 and 2012.

The rampaging forward also had a short spell at Featherstone Rovers in 2015, making 15 appearances and then an even briefer stay at the Swinton Lions where he made four appearances in a player coach stint.

Wood came out of retirement to help Whitehaven back in 2018 and agreed to play for free in a superb gesture.

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