03 Oct 2019 in News
Rangers first team coach Wes Rogers has revealed he’s stepping down after two years at the helm. He led an incredible turnaround for the team to win promotion to Division One in his first season. This year, the team were relegated back down to Division 2, despite winning five of their last six games.
Wes (left of picture) said; “It’s a tough decision but I’ll still be around the club. I just felt that I couldn’t continue to give 100% for another season. I’ve coached since I finished playing 12 years ago, sometimes two or three teams at once, and need a break.”
Reflecting on his time in charge, he added; “In two years we made massive strides on and off the field as a club and it’s a really nice environment at the moment. Over this season we were just not consistently good enough and lost a lot of games by four or six points. But the effort was always there and the lads gave 100% every single week.”
The first team won the Standard Cup on Good Friday and successfully introduced a number of U18s to the fray. Wes also coached the U16s who won the Lancashire cup this year.
Chairman Shane Wilson said; “I’d like to thank Wes for all he’s done. We set him a near impossible task when he took the job and he pulled it off in spectacular style. This season hasn’t gone as well as he'd hoped but the last half dozen games show we belong in that first division. We wish Wes all the best and hope to see him around the club as much as possible.”