COVENTRY’s director or rugby Rowland Winter has made four lead appointments to a new-look management team.
Rob Norman, who has been the club’s strength and conditioning coach since 2009, is appointed to an expanded position of head of performance where he will work alongside Hannah Walker, who takes on the role of head physiotherapist.
Walker is currently lead physiotherapist for GB Wheelchair Rugby and former head physio at Sutton Coldfield RFC. She also works with the Great Britain boxing squad at training camps and tournaments.
“Both Rob and Hannah’s appointments are crucial to our progression towards a professional environment,” said Winter. “They offer plenty of experience and expertise that will enable us to enhance our performance and medical provision.
“These are two areas where we are significantly behind those at the top of our division. The new performance and medical structure will help us begin the process of catching up.”
In addition, Tony Gulliver returns to the club as team manager having previously played 381 games for Coventry in a long and enduring career.
Winter has also created a role for John Wilkinson who will become Coventry’s new media manager.