After my Amateur days playing at both Glasshoughton and Redhill, my professional career started in 1984 at Sheffield Eagles when I was the first ever player to be signed by the club. I went on to have an 11 year stint at the club before moving to Keighley just before the inception of Super League, which unfortunately denied the club of promotion to the elite level.
It was at Keighley that I had my first experience coaching when I took over from Phil Larder and was player coach for 1 Season. I then had a great opportunity to play at Leeds and moved to Headingley where I had 2 and a half seasons as a player, eventually retiring in 2001 when I took up the role as youth development manager, and soon after Head Coach.
Overseas I played in the Australian competition with both Balmain Tigers and Gold Coast as well as Glenora in Auckland, New Zealand.
During this time I played representative rugby for Great Britain, England and Yorkshire, I am most proud of the 33 games I played for Great Britain. I was also selected on 3 Tours during that time and with 5 England Appearances and 2 Yorkshire Caps these have to be the pinnacle of my 17 years as a player.
As a coach I have been at the helm of Keighley, Leeds Rhinos and now of course Featherstone Rovers in Rugby League and Leeds Tykes in Rugby Union.
My current position as Head Coach at Rovers is a great opportunity for both myself and the entire Coaching Team to develop all aspects of playing performance from Under 15 to First Team. We are driving standards all the time and I am proud to be involved with such a progressive club whose history in the game is second to none.