Former first team captain Nick Ingham has taken on the role of assistant director of rugby.
Ingham will take on the responsibility of the junior and mini sections at the Silver Royd club, allowing director of rugby Mike Holder to solely focus his attentions on the senior sections at SRUFC.
The club are keen to press forward their on-field ambitions for the senior sides after a number of frustrating seasons in Yorkshire One, while the mini and youth sections have prospered, and with Holder able to focus fully on the senior side of operations, chiefs at Silver Royd feel better results will follow.
Holder is delighted that Ingham has agreed to take on the position.
He said: “Nick will be looking after all aspects of the junior and mini sections of the club.
“He is already chairman of the junior areas of the club and he’s got both the enthusiasm and experience as a coach to operate in this position.
“His son plays for the club’s mini sections and he has experience of coaching the junior teams too, which definitely helps.”
Ingham will still be operating in his role as recruitment and retention officer at Silver Royd.
Ingham said: “I’m chuffed to bits to be given this role at the club.
“I was obviously captain for three years and I thoroughly enjoyed that, but I’m keen to stay involved with the club, which is a big part of my life.
“Mike Holder’s knowledge of the game is second to none and to learn from him in this role will be invaluable to me.
“My son Tiernan is playing for the under-eights so I’m also involved with coaching too and I’m still playing so I’m pleased to be heavily involved.”