Falmouth RFC appoint Spencer Casey as new head coach following Rob Cook's departure (From Falmouth Packet)
Falmouth RFC appoint Spencer Casey as new head coach following Rob Cook's departure
FALMOUTH Rugby Club have promoted Colts coach Spencer Casey to first team duties following the departure of Rob Cook last week.
Cook, a full-back at the Cornish Pirates, was head coach at Falmouth RFC all of last season.
However, following the news that Aviva Premiership side Gloucester have signed the player it meant Cook would be leaving the Cornish Pirates, Falmouth and the county with immediate effect.
Falmouth RFC have acted quickly to replace the departing coach by promoting Spencer Casey, who has coached the Wales Under-20 side and was in charge of the Falmouth Colts team last season.
Kim Conchie, Falmouth RFC’s chairman, said: “My first reaction when Cookie rang me was ‘congratulations.
“At Falmouth we applaud success and to see our former coach performing in The Premiership next season will be a huge thrill.”
“As we knew Cookie had a clause in his contract which meant he could be released to a Premiership club, we had done our succession planning and brought in Spencer as Colts coach and as back up to work with the Eagles’ forwards' coach, Phil 'Ferret' Wells, if Rob was lured away.”
“Spencer has coached Wales under 20s, England’s South East Division at under 16, 18 and 20, Ospreys and Middlesex and played professional rugby for Saracens and London Irish.
“He is a Level 4 Coach and a businessman and solicitor to boot,” added Conchie. “He will be a great addition to senior rugby at Falmouth on and off the field. We are delighted he wants to be part of our plans.”
“Of course, this does leave us with a gap as Colts coach', adds Falmouth director of rugby, Neville Curnow. 'My first priority is to bed Spencer into the senior role with both The Eagles and the One and All squads. Then, we have to find the next star to inspire the Colts. If you’re out there, get in touch via the club’s website."
“The Eagles - the first team - have set out their ambitions for the coming season,” says Neville, “and, equally important in the Club's plan, is that One&All - the reserves - and the Colts - the under 18s - aim for the same level of success.”
Everybody involved in Falmouth Rugby Club believes that Spencer can deliver that desire throughout the club,” he added.