Raiders choose Wood as Head Coach

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West Wales Raiders have appointed former French international forward Aaron Wood as their new Head Coach.

He replaces former Head Coach Kim Williams, who has taken the Academy Head Coach role at Huddersfield Giants.

The 34-year-old has a lot to live up to, as Williams is well-thought of in West Wales, as he delivered their first professional win.

Wood started his career in Australia, but made a career for himself in France, and was recently joint Head Coach of Toulouse’s reserve side, which plays in the French Elite League.

He told the club website: “It’s a very interesting role to accept, I like challenges I want to see if I can make a difference,  I’m a big believer in club culture and talking with the club and staff they all want to see the team do well, we are recruiting some quality players already and I will continue to speak to more when I arrive next week.

“I’m excited just to get straight in to it and start working towards becoming successful team on and off the pitch.

“I’m going to bring an energetic approach and want the team to become a hard working and humble squad.

“As I said previously we are working hard in bringing in a lot of new recruits so keep an eye out over the next couple of weeks.”

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