Penryn RFC's head coach Ian Morgan has stepped down from his role with immediate effect.

The former Camborne coach, who led the Borough to promotion last season, has taken the decision to leave the club for family reasons.

Morgan owed his decision to son Ethan, who has recently been selected at Bath Academy and Wales' under-18s team, with Morgan stating his desire not to miss his son's career for his own rugby.

In a statement posted on the club's website, he said: "I have had the best time at Penryn, worked with great people and great players. The supporters have been fantastic and always have loads of time for everyone. It’s been nearly three years now and we have had promotion and proved to be a real force in Western Counties rugby.

"But I hoped this day would come (which might sound strange), where my son would take over my rugby commitment and love for the game.

Former Cornwall, Camborne and Launceston backs coach Morgan arrived at Penryn at the start of the 2017/18 season, originally as assistant coach to Cornish Pirates player Toby Freeman, and was in charge for matches when Freeman was away with the Pirates.

He led the Borough to within a whisker of promotion from the Tribute Cornwall/Devon League in his first season, finishing one point behind second-placed Saltash, before guiding the side to the league title last season, with Penryn winning 22 and drawing two of their 26 games to end their three-year absence from Tribute Western Counties West.

The Borough have continued their form into the new campaign, winning seven of their 12 games back in Western Counties, including a 31-17 derby victory at Falmouth.

Penryn currently sit sixth in the table at the time of Morgan's departure.

The existing managerial team of Marek Churcher, Justin Coleman and Gareth Tedstone will continue in their roles, with no further appointments to be made.

"I know that I have helped put the club in the right direction and I like to think have made some good friends on the way," Morgan said. "Leaving with JC, Marek and Teddy at the front of it, I know the journey will continue and I want to thank every player, coach, support staff and supporters for a fantastic two and a half years."

Morgan will cede full-time coaching duties, but will still be around on an emergency cover basis and will continue to assist the club with recruitment.

He said: "The club has been good to me and I want to continue helping where I can, but for the next couple of months, I will be away with Ethan watching him, but hopefully will be back at some point to help out and see everyone. Good luck for the rest of the season and I will be watching the results closely lads. UTB."