Jarrod Sammut and Andrew Henderson are set to become close protection officers for the Vanquish Close Protection company.
It is a company at which former Warrington Wolves and Bradford Bulls star Matty Blythe is Managing Director and who has risen through the ranks, travelled to the Middle East and is now sharing his experiences so others – like Sammut and Henderson – can follow.
Blythe spoke to Serious About Rugby League earlier in the week about his current career path, detailing: ”
“I just fell out of love with the sport and wanted a different challenge,” Blythe said about rugby league.
“I then went to Iraq for two years looking after bomb disposal experts, before coming home to then be more operational in the executive side, surveillance and TSCM (bug sweeping).
“I am now a qualified teacher and teach new operatives to work for us or freelance.”
With Henderson now taking a part-time role as director of rugby at Keighley Cougars and Sammut’s side London Broncos also going part-time from 2022 onwards, the duo are making the most of their spare time by learning a new skill for when their careers properly end.
Henderson enjoyed a stellar career on the field, playing for Salford, Barrow, Castleford and Sheffield amongst others in a 15-year period before coaching the Eagles and then the London Broncos in the Championship.
An assistant coaching role at Warrington followed, whilst Sammut has played for the likes of Crusaders RL, Bradford and Wakefield and is currently plying his trade in the capital with the Broncos.
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