Adrian Morley, former Leeds and Great Britain forward will be once again join his first club by today, December 1st as part of a new-look backroom team with the club.
The newly created role which will see him work as Academy Head Coach, in addition to being part of the senior coaching team at Leeds Rhinos. Also, he will serve in ambassadorial position at Headingley Carnegie on every match days.
Last season, Morley worked at Salford Red Devils last season, after retiring from the game back in 2015. The Great Britain international finished his career at Salford, his home town club, thus bringing a 20 year journey to full circle.
Morley is the only British player to have won an NRL Grand Final and a Super League. In his new position, he would replace Chris Plume as Academy Head Coach, thus allowing Plume to concentrate solely on the first team squad.
Head Coach, Brian McDermott while commenting on Morley’s appointment had said,
“The appointment of Adrian will certainly strengthen us for next season.
“To have secured Adrian is a massive boost to our youth development programme. He will work alongside our Head of Youth Simon Bell and I will definitely welcome his input on the first team squad given his standing in the game and his record of achievement throughout his career.
“It is great that we have kept a man of his experience, on both sides of the hemisphere, in our game here in Super League.”
Morley noted on how funny it was that he had started out with the club as his first, and also made his final appearance with them a year ago after appearing as a guest in the club’s clash with New Zealand in 2015 at Headingley Carnegie.