London Broncos can confirm long-serving coach and Head of Youth Rob Powell has left the club after 16 seasons of service.
Rob joined the Broncos’ coaching staff in 2005 as U16s head coach before linking up with the first team from 2007 until 2012 where he worked as assistant coach and then head coach for two seasons.
A spell with Cardiff Blues followed before he returned to the Broncos in 2014 as Head of Youth, a role he championed by providing players with a proven development pathway from the Academy to the senior team.
Rob said: “It was an extremely difficult decision for me to leave the club. I have a very long association with Rugby League in London having first spent six weeks on a placement with Phil Jones at the Broncos Academy in 2002.
“During my time at London Broncos, I have had the pleasure to connect with lots of good people including staff at the club and RFL, players, parents and many more from the wider community.
“I look forward to seeing the continued development of players and the sport in London and across the south-east and would like to thank everyone for their support over the years and I wish the club the very best for the coming season.”
Jason Loubser, Chief Executive of London Broncos, added: “Everyone at the club would like to thank Rob for his efforts at London Broncos.
“His commitment and dedication to the Broncos badge was admirable and inspired players he worked with to reach new levels across the senior and development teams.
“Rob deserves our congratulations for the success he helped deliver in various roles and leaves with our very best wishes for the future.”