London Broncos are proud to announce Jamie Langley as their new Academy Head Coach. Langley joins the club on a 2 year deal after retiring from playing with the Sheffield Eagles at the end of this season. Langley has had an illustrious career as a player, making 265 Super League appearances with Bradford Bulls and Hull KR over a 12 year period as well as winning the Super League with Bradford. He also went on to represent both England and Great Britain between 2004 and 2008.
Langley who was also used in a coaching capacity at Sheffield is excited about this opportunity.
‘Coaching is something I’m very passionate about and the year at Sheffield has given me some good grounding. Joining the Broncos was massively appealing to me. To be involved with a young, enthusiastic and passionate coaching team in one of the world’s most exciting cities was an opportunity I jumped at.
I wholeheartedly believe in what Hendo is trying to build here and what the London Broncos represent. I feel the club can be successful over the coming years and 2016 is the start of the re-birth. The move to Ealing is a great opportunity to build from the ground up, interacting with the communities of West London and spreading the word of the greatest game in the world. I am thrilled to be part of it.’
Head Coach Andrew said on the capture of Jamie
‘I’m really pleased Jamie is joining us. I knew he was passionate about coaching as effectively he replaced me at Sheffield in a similar role this season with the club. He has had a year under Mark Aston who was very influential on my coaching development so I know he would have learnt some good habits. After meeting him I knew he was the right man for the job and will implement a lot of my principles and values to the youth players he coaches as well as driving the standards. He has a great opportunity here to carry on the good work that Danny Ward and Rob Powell have done so far with our younger players.’
‘Jamie’s role will see him lead on our Academy coaching programme and do some work supporting the first team. He will also join our new community department which we are currently setting up and he will support on coaching programmes and community activity there. He is fully committed to the Broncos and is in the process of moving down. He is a great rugby league man, honest, passionate, ambitious and driven which are all the qualities I’m looking for in my staff and players. These are the types of people we need if we are serious about taking this club forward.’
Langley has already been down and met his new Academy boys and is excited to be working with them and developing them further.
‘I can’t wait to get started with the Academy, there is some awesome talent here for me to work with and I’m excited to experience running my own team. Also the opportunity to work with Hendo, Wardy and Rob Powell and the fantastic performance department here will only better me as a professional coach and as a person.’
The London Broncos officially welcome Jamie to the club.