CASTLEFORD TIGERS’ head of youth Peter Riding has left the club to take up a similar role at Warrington Wolves.
Riding worked for Wakefield Trinity – as scholarship coach and then player performance manager – and Huddersfield Giants before spending four years with Castleford.
Under Riding, Tigers’ under-19s reached the academy Grand Final last year and several of his players have gained England honours and broken into Castleford’s first-team squad.
Riding reckons new employers Warrington have the potential to become “the biggest club” in the game.
He said: “It was a tough decision to leave Cas.
“But the vision of where they want to go with the Warrington club and the importance placed on youth to help the club grow again couldn’t be turned down.
“It has got me enthused again.”
Wolves’ chief executive Karl Fitzpatrick described Riding’s appointment as a “real coup” for Warrington.
He said: “Peter has a proven track record of spotting and producing quality Super League players. The youth programme is critical for the future success of the club and with Peter’s expertise and leadership we are confident he can help us produce more home-grown talent.
“He joins a new-look rugby department that is determined to bring success to the Halliwell Jones Stadium.”