WARRINGTON Wolves are now looking for someone new to head up their youth department.

Following news of Richard Marshall's appointment as academy head coach, the club have now confirmed the departure of Pete Riding, who has been the club's head of youth since 2018.

Riding has joined Super League rivals Hull FC as their new Head of Youth Pathways.

Since joining from Castleford Tigers, Riding has overseen a youth department that has started to produce more players for the first team.

Under the guidance of himself and Paul Anderson, the likes of Josh Thewlis, Ellis Longstaff and Connor Wrench have made first-team breakthroughs while Riding also helped the club successfully gain an RFL Elite Academy license until at least 2027.

Wire chief executive Karl Fitzpatrick says the search is now on for Riding's replacement to complete a significant turnaround in the youth department, with Riding following Anderson in leaving the club while Marshall and former player Tyrone McCarthy have joined the coaching set-up.

“We’d like to thank Pete for his fantastic contribution over the last four years," he said.

“He leaves our youth system in a better place than when he joined.

"This is evident with the number of quality young players that have recently debuted and the ongoing recruitment of many other exciting prospects.

“We will now conduct a thorough process to find the right person to lead our youth department that already consists of high-quality, full-time coaches led by Richard Marshall and Tyrone McCarthy.”


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