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Lions to appoint Alan Kilshaw as Head Coach

18 August 2023

Alan Kilshaw to succeed Allan Coleman at end of this season on 2-year deal

We are delighted to confirm that Alan Kilshaw will be the next Swinton Lions Head Coach.

Following news that our current coach Allan Coleman will be leaving at the end of the 2023 season , we moved quickly to conduct an extensive recruitment process in order to identify a successor. Having subsequently spoken to Alan at length it was clear that his ambitions and philosophy were very much in line with our own, and we were delighted to come to an agreement for him to take up the reins at the Lions.

A further more extensive update on Alan’s appointment will be presented at the end of the current season , but in the meantime we aim to respect Alan’s commitments to Hunslet , whilst continuing to fully support Allan Coleman through our own very important remaining Championship fixtures. A smooth coaching transition is the aim, incorporating careful management of our player retention and recruitment process.

Alan Kilshaw said, “I am hugely honoured to be tasked with leading Swinton Lions for the next two seasons.

“ Having met some of their key personnel,  the club’s ambitions were clearly evident, and with strong infrastructures already in place I’m confident we can build on this season’s performances and align the off-field success with ongoing success on the field.

“In the short term I will be keeping a keen eye on their results and wishing them all the best for the remainder of the season.”


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