The end of the 2022 Betfred Super League season will see the end of an era as Leeds Rhinos stalwart Jason Davidson leaves the club after a glittering 17-year career.
Davidson is currently the Rhinos Team Manager having previously been Head of Athletic Performance during the Golden Decade for the club. He joined the Rhinos in 2006, teaming up with Head Coach Tony Smith having previously worked with him at Huddersfield Giants.
He has worked alongside each Head Coach since, being an integral part of the team who has won seven Grand Finals, two World Club Challenges, two League Leaders Shields and three Challenge Cups. Davidson has also worked with the England national team during his time at the Rhinos along with the Leeds Rugby Union side.
Davidson commented: “It has been a huge honour to work at the Rhinos for nearly 20 years and I have enjoyed some incredible moments during that time.
“I am looking forward to my next challenge but I will always have an eye on the Rhinos wherever my future takes me. I would like to thank the staff, coaches and players I have worked with over the past two decades, more than anything I am proud to have made friends for life and I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Headingley.”
Leeds Rhinos Chief Executive Gary Hetherington added, “Jason has been an outstanding servant to the club over many, many years.
“He was an integral part of the most successful team in the club’s history and has always been there to support and develop our players during his time at the club. He leaves with our very best wishes and our thanks.”
It will be a big loss to the Rhinos.