Shrewsbury Rugby Club are seeking a new head coach to tap into the club’s ambitions.
The Sundorne Castle outfit narrowly avoided relegation from Midlands Two West (North) thanks to fellow strugglers Ashbourne losing 67-45 in their delayed final game of the season at champions Lichfield last weekend.
That result in a match watched by Shrewsbury chairman Glyn Jones, vice-chairman Charlie Morris and president Stuart Lister came as a huge relief to everyone connected with the county town club.
Now they are looking to move forward as the search begins for a new head coach capable of bringing the good times back to the club.
Senior players Steve Owen and Jason Allibone shared coaching duties this season but the pair are unable to commit to as many Saturdays next term owing to work and family commitments.
That means Shrewsbury are on the lookout for someone with new ideas capable of making their mark at Sundorne Castle.
“Steve and Jason will still be about to help out but we’re looking for a new head coach,” said Shrewsbury’s long serving fly half Mattie Morris.
“We’re a good, friendly club and have the potential to be the biggest in Shropshire with the catchment area.
“We need someone to get hold of it and take it by the scruff of the neck.
“We’ve got a nice blend of youth and experience and some good young players coming through so there’s something there for any coach to work with.”
Applications should be made in writing to chairman Glyn Jones at Shrewsbury Rugby Club, Sundorne Castle, Shrewsbury SY4 4RR.
By Stuart Dunn