Keighley Cougars boss agrees new deal

Keighley Cougars player-coach Paul March has signed a new contract with the Championship club, tying him down until the end of 2016.

March – who is currently serving a two-month stadium ban – has lead the Cougars into the play-off places in the Kingstone Press Championship this year, as well as guiding the team into the quarter-finals of the Challenge Cup. And Cougars chairman Gary Fawcett admits it is refreshing to see his coach secured to a new deal, and they can now plan appropriately for the next two seasons.

“This is good news for the club. Paul has built a good squad at Cougar Park and this contract extension will enable him to build a great squad as it provides a long term platform for our further evolution towards Super League,” Fawcett said.

“We’re pleased with the way we are progressing so we were very happy to have Paul’s agreement. The key issues are stability and positive forward evolution towards Super League and this agreement underpins this.

“Now Paul can confidently move forward to discuss re-signing the existing players he wants for next season and to move into the market to secure exciting additions to an already strong squad.”

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