Worcester bolster backroom staff
July 9, 2012
Paul Hull is Worcester's new talent scout © Getty Images
The Worcester Warriors have bolstered their backroom staff with two new appoints which sees Mark Hewitt taking on the role of academy manager and Paul Hull appointed as talent scout.
Warriors boss Richard Hill has already brought in Nigel Redman and Phil Vickery and the two new appointments see them boosting their numbers behind the scenes ahead of the new season of Aviva Premiership rugby.
Hewitt was coaching La Vila in Spain and has previously acted as assistant academy manager at Gloucester. Hill claims Hewitt's appointment is the "final piece of the jigsaw with our backroom staff" and he is looking forward to working with his new coach.
"He [Hewitt] knows the area well and knows the young players in this region," Hill said. "He has a lot of experience, particularly in the Sevens circuit with Samurai and he will be coming over to help coach us with the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Premiership Rugby 7s Series later this month.
"Mark will also help us develop the right culture at Sixways. He is no-nonsense and will instil the work ethic with his military background and the way he approaches his work."
Hewitt's focus will be on developing home grown talent which he hopes will blossom into future internationals.
"Worcester has developed a very strong reputation for nurturing home-grown players and my mission statement is to ensure we keep doing that and see young players in that senior side," Hewitt said. "I want to see talented young elite English players coming through the ranks and benefitting both Warriors and our national side."
Hull worked with Hill while at Bristol and he will combine his new role with his post at Dean Close School where he is director of rugby. His immediate focus will be singling out possible signings for the Warriors and he is looking forward to linking up with some old friends
"Recruiting the right players for the Warriors is crucial," Hull said. "Over the years you see the teams that do well are those with not only the best players but also the best team spirit and culture. It's a competitive market and if we want to achieve the aspirations of everyone at Warriors we need to be attracting the top players.
"I know Richard very well and also Corin [Palmer], Nigel [Redman] and Mathieu [Rourre] from my time with Bristol. I know how they manage, the work ethic they bring, why they make the decisions they do. That is vital as we all work closely together. This is a partnership that will run smoothly, I have the blessing of Dean Close School and the work starts now. I can't wait to be around the club and make sure this works successfully."
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