Former London Broncos coach returns to club

Former London Broncos head coach Rob Powell has returned to the club ahead of 2015, taking up a role as Head of Youth following the departure of Darren Higgins to Castleford.

The Broncos took the world of Rugby League by surprise in 2010 when, at the age of just 30, Powell was appointed as head coach of the Broncos, replacing Brian McDermott.

He oversaw a stunning start in charge of the club, but would eventually leave in 2012, and has gone on to work for the likes of Cardiff Blues RU and Medway Dragons.

And Powell insists it is exciting to be back at the Broncos after over two years away from the club, saying: “It’s exciting times. You can tell by what Joey is trying to do that things are moving back in the right direction again. It fitted in with me to take a role back at the club.

“I’ve always been involved in both the development and player pathway as well as the performance elements, so although it’s a different role here, I have spent time developing players at various ages and working with players in schools and clubs.

“I think it’s such an important part of the club and it’s really important we get it right.

“The experience the players, parents and community clubs have in contact with us is important and if we provide a positive and professional environment where development takes place there is more chance of progression up the ladder towards the first team, which is what it’s about.”