Coventry Bears Head Coach Tom Tsang will move to London Broncos with immediate effect to take charge of the new London Broncos Reserves and become an assistant to Danny Ward, alongside Jamie Langley, in the BetFred Championship.
The Solihull based Yorkshireman will lead the reserves as London take part in the new competition while also working alongside Jamie Langley and Danny Ward as the Broncos look towards 2020.
Tom took time to speak to us, “The main reason for coming here was the opportunity to work with Danny Ward and Jamie Langley. That and working at the top end of the Championship was something I couldn’t really pass on. It was not an easy decision, I must say, as I have a lot of loyalty to Coventry Bears having been there for the last eight seasons. I put a lot of time and effort into the club and they have helped me as much as I like to think I have helped them. I felt I had taken them as far as I could really and the time felt right for the change.”
We asked Tom about the task at Coventry, “Look Coventry is not a hot bed for talent to be fair for rugby league players and due to that we had to think a little differently in terms of how and where we recruited the players. Their development was key and we had to develop a learning environment for them. That was one of the key things for me coming to the Broncos too as there are some similarities where recruitment is concerned and after speaking to Danny I felt that I could bring some of that experience to the Capital.”
“I cannot speak highly enough of Coventry from top to bottom. They are a great club with loads of potential and they will definitely go places in the next few years. It was always going to be a long term project and these things cant be rushed otherwise mistakes can be made.”
When asked about his new venture in London Tsang said, “I can’t wait to get started here in now as the players that came from London on dual-reg with the bears were always very good people first and foremost. The small sample of the squad that I worked with were very talented and focused too so knowing that will help me ease into the group moving forward. The chance to work with a group containing players that have just played in Super League is something I am really looking forward to.”
“I have nothing but good things to say about all the Bears loyal fans, staff, partners and players I have worked with. The fans may be a small group but the ones that follow the club both home and away are very close to my heart and have made my time at the club very easy.”
The Bears have expressed how they would like to wish Tom all the very best in his new role and he leaves with their blessing to take up a fantastic position that will be a step up in his coaching career.