Beck takes strategic role at Silver Royd

Dave Beck, pictured with an owl, is back at Scarborough RUFC as club coach co-ordinator
Dave Beck, pictured with an owl, is back at Scarborough RUFC as club coach co-ordinator
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Former Scarborough RUFC coach Dave Beck is making a return to the club ahead of the new season as part of a shake-up of the Silver Royd outfit’s coaching set-up.

Beck was head coach at the club for eight years before leaving at the end of the 2011/12 season and was replaced by Jason Lowde.

Incoming head coach Lee Douglas will now work alongside Beck in his new role as club coach co-ordinator.

The club are looking to improve interaction between their coaches across the board, while also looking to send them on coaching courses in a bid to boost the level of coaching offered to their vast number of junior players.

Beck said: “It’s a different role and a new challenge.

“I obviously had to take a step back as my daughter was ill, but she is a lot better now and is in full remission and that’s a weight off my mind.

“My job will be to ensure the overall coaching strategy is followed by all the club’s coaches.

“I had a brief meeting with Lee Douglas and Mike Holder last week and I will be meeting with all the coaches in the next week to 10 days to speak to them too.”

“Every season brings fresh challenges and this is no different.”

Director of rugby Holder said: “It’s good to welcome Dave back to the club.

“There aren’t many clubs around who have two coaches of the ability of Lee and Dave and we’ve also got a lot of willing volunteers who we will work with to get them the necessary coaching qualifications to improve the club going forward.”

Scarborough RUFC’s newly-appointed assistant director of rugby Nick Ingham echoed Holder’s delight at the return of Beck.

Ingham said: “It’s great news for the club that Dave is coming back in after a year out.

“His daughter was sick which meant he had to take a break, but he will bring a fresh ideas from a strategic point of view.”