Carr confirms Featherstone departure

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Featherstone Rovers Head Coach Ryan Carr has announced he has stepped down from the club for family reasons.

Carr only took over ahead of the 2019 season, and successfully built up a side that got to within one game of the Super League, though they were undone in the end by Toronto Wolfpack.

He will now take on a new position in Australia, while James Webster is expected to take up the vacant position at Featherstone.

I am grateful to everyone involved at Featherstone Rovers to have had the chance to coach at such a proud and historic club,” he said.

“I have been blessed this year with a very special playing group that has been filled with good people who all wanted to work hard for each other and buy in to what we wanted to do. Being able to achieve what we did in such a short time frame is down to the hard work and dedication that those players were willing to put in. Those players are the ones that continue to drive the culture.

“The decision to leave Featherstone is down to family reasons, not a Rugby League decision. I base my decisions on the happiness and wellbeing of my family first with my Rugby League career coming second to that. I have to do what is best for my family which unfortunately means going back to Australia with my young family. I want to make sure I take care of them first and foremost as they are the most important part of my life.”

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