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London Broncos Announce Changes to Backroom Staff

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London Broncos have announced changes to the backroom staff for the 2013 season. Ben Fisher, the former Catalan Dragons hooker, will join the coaching staff as assistant coach alongside Mick Howell.

Head coach Tony Rea welcomed Ben's appointment saying:"Ben is a person who has displayed the character attributes needed to be effective as he transforms his experiences as a player into his abilities to coach. The club looks forward to him integrating into the programme."

Barny Allen has been brought in as Head of Strength and Conditioning with Aiden Oakley as his assistant in addition to Mike Eccles. After graduating in Sport Science from the University of Bath in 2005, Barny went to work for the Gloucester Rugby. He was promoted to Head of Strength and Conditioning in 2009 and during his three years heading up the programme, the club won the LV= Cup and made the Premiership playoffs in the Premiership.

On switching codes with the Broncos Barny said: "Although there are many physical characteristics that are required to play at the highest levels there is also much that is different. I am certainly looking forward to the new challenge of working in rugby league and taking what I have learnt during my time in elite rugby union and channelling it into the Broncos."

Tony Rea said: "Barny Allen is a strong acquisition and a statement of intent. He will be building this very important off season. He will be supported by Mike Eccles who remains as his assistant. Aiden was an intern last season who we just had to find a way to keep. He is an addition and an important one."

Aiden Oakley played for the Harlequins RL Under-20s in 2009 while at University. After graduating from Birmingham University with a BSc Sport and Exercise Science degree he undertook Strength and Conditioning internship in America.

Upon his return he began a year-long Strength and Conditioning internship with the Broncos first team as well as being the under-20s Head Strength and Conditioning Coach. Aiden is in the process of completing an MSc in Strength and Conditioning at Middlesex University.

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Apart from a few more wins I dont see much else changing as regards the running of the club.

But as ever look forward to being proved wrong on that score.

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