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First Team coaches make long-term commitment to Bath Rugby


Bath Rugby are delighted to confirm long-term contract extensions for all four First Team coaches.

Mike Ford, Neal Hatley, Toby Booth and Darren Edwards have all committed to a further four years with the Club, having overseen an impressive Bath Rugby campaign in 2014/15 in which the team reached the Aviva Premiership Final and European Rugby Champions Cup Quarter-Final.

Managing Director Tarquin McDonald sees the re-signing of the coaches as a signal of intent from the Club. "Bath Rugby enjoyed one of our best seasons in recent memory in 2014/15, and we want to continue building on that," says McDonald.

"We have an excellent coaching team and they are central to everything we want this Club to achieve in coming seasons. Their mindset is such that they are constantly looking to improve and build on the achievements of this talented team."

"The brilliant work they do is reflected in the World Cup selection of twelve of our players. They’re writing a new chapter in Bath Rugby history and, as we commence with the Club’s 150th anniversary celebrations, we’ve only seen the beginning of it."

Head Coach Mike Ford commented: "We’re delighted to be able to take the Club further and build on what we have achieved with this special group of players.

"The level of commitment at this Club is unlike anything I’ve ever experienced: we come to work every day looking to improve on yesterday, which instils a real buzz amongst the team. Now we’re just really eager to get the new season underway."

Bath Rugby compete in their first match of the West Country Challenge Cup this Saturday against Gloucester at the Memorial Ground (kick-off 17.00).

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