Fylde RFC welcome Kirkham GS rugby supremo Aled Trenhaile on to senior coaching team

The first XV coaching group at Fylde RFC has been boosted by the addition of Aled Trenhaile for 2021/22.

Thursday, 18th March 2021, 12:36 pm
Updated Thursday, 18th March 2021, 12:38 pm

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Trenhaile was appointed head of rugby at Kirkham Grammar School in 2007, having been a teacher and rugby coach there since 1991.

The Welshman has also coached the Lancashire and North of England squads at both Under-16 and U18 levels and played a key role in developing many elite players and future internationals.

Aled Trenhaile (right) and Connor Wilkinson, now a freescoring back for Fylde, with the Fylde Sevens trophy won by Kirkham Grammar School in 2015

Those he coached at KGS include Fylde’s former head coach Warren Spragg and new head coaching duo Chris Briers and Alex Loney.

Trenhaile, who had worked with KGS’ highly-regarded head of rugby Brian Gornall before taking the role himself, said: “I hold the traditions, history and reputation of the club in high esteem.

"I’ve known Chris and Alex for a long time. I think I can support them and the squad by bringing my experience and maybe a rather different approach to complement their methods and ideas. I’m looking forward to the new season with great enthusiasm”

Several members of the senior Fylde squad are former KGS players, including captain Ben Gregory.

Alex Loney said: “We’re really pleased that Aled has joined Chris and I. He has an excellent knowledge of the game, whilr being a skilled coach, and will add plenty of value in a variety of ways.

“Aled has been a regular visitor to the Woodlands in recent years and he clearly has a good understanding of our playing style and the squad.”

The club’s chairman of rugby Dave Young added: “We are very fortunate that Aled is joining us. He has a great record in schools coaching and really strengthens our coaching resources. This is a very good development for the club and its playing squad.”