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Leigh Centurions' Ryan Brierley turns his hand to coaching
11:48pm Sunday 13th October 2013 in Centurions
LEIGH Centurions favourite Ryan Brierley has taken up coaching.
The half back has joined Leigh Community Trust, based at the Leigh Sports Village, as a community coach.
He will lead the way on various programmes in primary schools:
* Smarter heart adventures programme - delivering heart health messages to children aged 5-7 years old (funded by Heart Research UK Healthy Hearts Funding).
* Rugby League World Cup cultural programme - delivering educational sessions to years five and six primary school children promoting the Tongan and Cook Islands teams that will be playing at the LSV on Tuesday 5th November
* Planning and implementing the Trust’s community sports project, urban sports (funded by People’s Health Trust HealthSustain fund) - working with the young community to promote active lifestyles and also promoting community volunteering and qualifications to local young adults
In the process, Brierley will be acquiring a number of coaching qualifications across different sports over the coming months to increase his own personal development within the field, while also undertaking an RSPH level 2 health improvement award.
Leigh Community Trust general manager Hannah Forbes said: "It's great to have Ryan on board.
"He's a fantastic role model to the young community and is a great asset to Leigh Community Trust.
The Trust is looking forward to continuing to work with the club and the coaching staff in this manner within the months to come.”
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