O'Carroll Excited for Coaching Role

O'Carroll Excited for Coaching Role widnesvikings.co.uk

25th October 2017

Last week, Widnes Vikings announced the appointment of Eamon O’Carroll as a Performance Coach, as part of a raft of exciting back office changes made by Head Coach, Denis Betts. The Vikings Media Team caught up with O’Carroll, to find out about his goals as he transitions from first team action to coaching duties.

“I’m really excited by this new role. I’ve always held an ambition to stay within the game after retirement, and I believe that I can offer a lot of experience and enthusiasm as a Coach", he says.

“I am grateful to have the opportunity to stay here. I finished my playing career at Widnes Vikings, so it is fantastic to now begin my coaching career here too. There is real ambition to push on this season, and I want to be part of that.”

Eamon’s role will see him work alongside the first team and Academy staff on the field, as well as provide welfare support to Academy players. The former Vikings, Wigan Warriors and Hull FC star has already eagerly begun his new role.

 “To be honest, I’ve never stepped away since I retired. At the end of last season, I helped out with the first-team boys in whatever way I could. I’ve really enjoyed recently starting to work alongside the Academy team too. I know that I’ll take a lot of pride from helping the Academy staff to support the young boys to break into the first-team," Eamon explains.

 “Starting work with the first team in the pre-season will be exciting. I’m looking forward to assisting Mick (Cassidy), Francis (Cummins) and Denis. It will be good to be able to share the perspective of someone who has recently been in the squad.”

 O’Carroll has genuine belief in the potential of the Vikings and is looking to help make an impact this season.

 “We know where we can improve upon last year and we’re looking to kick on. I’m excited to be part of the effort to drive standards forward and help put this Club back where we want it to be.”


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