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Hull FC appoint new coach as rebuild continues

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Performances on the field are on the up for Hull FC after a difficult start to the Super League season. The Black and Whites registered their second win of the season against the Leeds Rhinos last weekend and slipped to a narrow defeat against Warrington Wolves yesterday. 

Since the departure of Tony Smith in April, and the subsequent appointment of Richie Myler as Director of Rugby, FC have been working on rebuilding the club on and off the field. Coach, John Cartwright, will join the club for the 2025 season and he will inherit a side which is currently being lifted by a group of talented local players.

The likes of Logan Moy, Lewis Martin and Devine Balmforth have all caught the eye in recent weeks, as FC look to claw back some pride after a run of poor results and performances punctuated the first part of their season.

Now, they have announced another appointment to the coaching staff, aimed at ensuring their conveyor belt of young talent remains healthy.

Hull FC announce coaching appointment as rebuild continues

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Hull have confirmed the appointment of a new Head of Youth, Richard Tate. Tate first worked with FC in 2014 and returns to the club to oversee their youth pathways. Hull FC released an official club statement confirming the appointment which stated:

“Hull FC are delighted to announce the appointment of Richard Tate as the club’s new Head of Youth.

“One of the British game’s most highly-rated youth development coaches, Tate will head up with the club’s rapidly expanding Centre of Excellence programme and oversee the club’s entire youth system.

“Tate, who first joined the club over a decade ago, has gained a wealth of experience in various roles across the sport over the past 15 years, and has played a significant role in producing some of the club’s, and the sport’s brightest young talents.”

Myler delighted to bring in highly-respected figure

Richie Myler

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Speaking in the club statement, Tate stated his pride at taking on the role. He said:

“Everything I do, I consider myself very fortunate to work in this great game, whilst working alongside some fantastic individuals. “It’s a real honour to be given the opportunity to be the Head of Youth at a club the size of Hull FC.

“My focus and my main goal is to continue helping these young players in the best possible way – that’s my passion and I’m really determined to succeed in that.

“It’s not just about making them great Rugby League players, but it’s also about teaching our young players some valuable life skills, as well. I want them to be able to represent the club in the best possible way.

FC’s Director of Rugby, Richie Myler believes the move will help the club to instil the right attitude and mindset into their young talent.

“Rich has been one of the most well-respected figures in youth Rugby League for some time now, and is a particularly highly-respected figure within the club itself.

“He has been around the game a long time, but he’s still hungry to learn and develop himself as a coach and leader, and I know he will instill that same desire into all of our young players across the club.

“We’re really excited to see him take the next step in his development at the club, and we’re confident that we will continue to see the stars of the future produced from our Centre of Excellence under his leadership.”

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