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New Coach for 2011/12 Season
He is John Walker, aged 45 and a non-player (due to various knee injuries).
He has coached at Sandal for 7 years and has assisted with coaching at
Yorkshire Central District level. He is a Level 2 qualified coach.
His playing career as a prop started in Yorkshire and he played representative
rugby for Yorkshire U/16s before moving to the South West.
There at county level he played for various Cornwall junior age groups up to the
Cornwall U/21s and Cornwall "B". He also gained representative honours
with the South West Divisional team.
On returning to Yorkshire, he played for Sandal 1st XV in what was then the
North 1 League and, as injuries took their toll over the years, he eventually
moved into coaching.
John and his family live in Ossett and he is a building surveyor by trade.
John is an experienced and well-qualified coach and we feel confident that this,
coupled with his friendly personality, will help 'Ensians move forward after a very
difficult time last season.