Garreth Carvell

Leigh Centurions can confirm that head of rugby Garreth Carvell will leave the club with immediate effect by mutual agreement.

Carvell joined the club in January 2021 in a wide-ranging role, supporting head coach John Duffy and his coaching and support staff and was responsible for all aspects of player welfare, recruitment, discipline and RFL issues and contributed to the Club’s application for an academy licence.

After enjoying an outstanding playing career including nearly 300 Super League games and international recognition with Great Britain and Wales, he was appointed player welfare officer, later head of youth and in an assistant coach’s role at Salford Red Devils before re-launching and heading the Rugby League Players Association in January 2018 with backing from the GMB Union.

Leigh Centurions owner Derek Beaumont said: “I would like to thank Garreth for his contribution to the club. It has been a really difficult time for us all as we battle to find our feet in Super League and come to terms with the decision regarding the academy.

“Garreth worked hard on that and had a good vision for building the future of our club, something we have been denied for the foreseeable future. The personal pressure on his family life with the travelling and additional pressures that creates saw us reach an amiable agreement for him to part company with the club. I hope he remains within the game of rugby league as he certainly has value to add to it and I wish him well in his future.”