Paul Anderson: New England men’s pathways boss sets sights on Rugby League World Cup glory | Rugby League News

“My job is simply to help England win a World Cup,” said Anderson after being named England’s head of men’s talent paths; RFL Women’s and Women’s National Talent Manager Stuart Barrow has been named to the same role for the Women’s National Set

Last updated: 05/01/22 11:11


Paul Anderson has taken on a new role as a player

Paul Anderson decided to help England lift the Rugby World Cup at the end of the year after joining the RFL with a full-time role.

The 50-year-old former Super League player and head coach has left his role as head coach of the Warrington Wolves academy to become England’s head of talent paths for the men’s team.

Anderson will retain his position as head coach of the England Knights squad he has held since 2018 as part of this new position, but is eager to play a role in helping Shaun Wane’s men bring the World Cup back to these shores for the first time in 50 years even in this year’s delayed tournament.

“My job is simply to help England win a World Cup,” Anderson said. “I sincerely believe this is something we can achieve in 2022.

“In addition to this, it will be reached through a connected path from the Academy to the Knights, then to Shaun Wane and his senior team.

“I would like to thank Warrington Wolves and Peter Riding for giving me the opportunity to work with many good people and coach the next generation of Wire players over the past three years – this is something I really enjoyed and will look back forward with fond memories. . “

The appointment of Anderson, who played in the winning Super League Grand Final teams with both Bradford Bulls and St Helens and led the Huddersfield Giants to a historic 2013 League Leaders’ Shield success, is mirrored by a new boss. of female talent paths.

My job is simply to help England win a World Cup. I sincerely believe this is something we can achieve in 2022.

Head of England’s Men’s Talent Paths Paul Anderson

Stuart Barrow, former RFL women’s and women’s national talent manager, takes on this new role which will see him responsible for the strategy, management and implementation of the player and manager development program he leads to the England women’s team.

In addition to their responsibilities in setting up England, both Barrow and Anderson will work closely with the coaches of the women’s Super League and club academies respectively.

“This role shows the significant growth in the game of women and girls in recent years and the need now to continue and develop the performance path from the National Diploma in Sporting Excellence program, through our England Women Knights setup and up to the senior national team. as we prepare for the future World Cup, “Barrow said.

“I am looking forward and excited to support and work with coaches and players throughout the entire match.”

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