Photo: Marek Churcher
Redruth head coach Marek Churcher has been appointed Cornwall’s backs coach taking over the role from Ian Morgan who stepped down earlier this season.
Speaking about the appointments to the coaching staff Cornwall’s head coach Graham Dawe said, “We have been steadily putting in the building blocks for the 2017 season with players, medics etc. and this appointment is one of the final pieces. Marek is a highly respected coach, working not only with Truro College, Exeter Chiefs Academy but is also head coach at National League 2 side Redruth. He brings a wealth of knowledge both technically, but also in-depth player knowledge, at all age levels within the county.
Also assisting Graham this season will be Tristan Lark as strength and conditioning coach, and he went on to say “I’m pleased to welcome Tristan to be part of the coaching team, also Rhodri McAtee who is also on board as a skills development coach. I look forward to working closely with all of them over the coming months.
Churcher is looking forward to his new role.“It was a real honour to be considered for the position of backs coach for the county team. It is somewhat ironic that I was coached by Graham when I played for Plymouth Albion, and of course was immensely proud to have pulled on the black and gold at senior level as well. There is vibrancy about the whole set up and I am really looking forward to getting stuck into my new role.
Photo: Rhodri McAtee in action for Cornwall against Herts 2013
Cornwall RFU President Peter James also welcomed Marek into his new role. He said. “I am delighted to welcome Marek as part of the coaching team to work alongside Graham Dawe for the coming season. It is pleasing to see a talented Cornwall club coach have the opportunity to work with the full county squad.”
Cornwall first training session will be early in February in preparation for the Tamar Cup, and County Championship games.
Photos: Simon Bryant Iktis photo