Vikings coaching trio sign new contracts

Widnes Vikings have confirmed that Mick Cassidy, Brett Hodgson and Dave Banks have all signed two-year contract extensions with the club.

Cassidy and Banks have been long-term members of Denis Betts’ backroom staff, while Hodgson has been a part of the club since 2014 as Betts’ assistant and the club’s Academy head coach.

Widnes registered their best finish in 17 years by ending the season in 7th place, and Betts has already spoken of his happiness that members of his backroom staff have extended their stay at the club.

“These contract extensions are a real good thing for the Club and the stability of the Performance Department,” he said.

“Both Brett and Mick have been a big part in how we have gone in the last couple of years and our improvements and I know there is so much more to come from them and the team. All of them working alongside myself and the team make Widnes Vikings a really good solid and consistent team.

“I’ve worked with Dave for a long, long time and he is consistent, diligent and delivers excellent standards across the team. We’ve got a very strong group of people that are enhancing our performance department here year after year and keeping them here for another couple of years is only going to keep adding to the quality of people that are involved in our organisation.”