Gloucester – the first role of former George Skyington Castle as head coach after leaving the game

Gloucester head coach George Skivington has pledged to the club by signing a new “long-term contract”.

The 39-year-old Skivington joined Cherry and White in June 2020 after coaching forwards at the London Premier League club.

The former castle left the game due to injury in 2016 after spells in Wasps, Leicester and London Irsch.

“I am very grateful to the club for giving me this contract. The club really hit me,” Skivington said.

“There were higher-profile coaches they could go to, which would be a simple option in terms of people’s perceptions.

“My ambition is to prove them right and show them that they have hired the right guy, and I will continue to do so. We want to be a successful club from year to year. “

While Gloucester took 11th place in the Premier Spike for the first year in Skivington, they have made great strides this season and is currently in fifth place, advancing to the top four playoffs for most of the campaign.

The team’s success this season to become the most formidable in the league has been a typical Gloucester improvement and that’s what Skivington is looking to create around itself.

“This is probably the best game in the game to show how tight you are as a band,” he told BBC Sport earlier.

Gloucester CEO Lance Bradley added: “We have a long-term vision of success both on and off the field, and George has made and continues to make a significant contribution to this,” he said.

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