Following on from winning the NiHL 1 National Playoffs last weekend, the YKK Widnes Wild are delighted to announce that Richard Haggar will be the Wild player/coach for the 2021/22 season.
Richard needs no introduction to Wild fans, having been the top points scorer in NiHL2 since the 2016 season as a player for the Hull Jets, and has also represented the Wild in both the North Cup and the Three Rivers Cup this year.
Speaking about his appointment, Richard said,
“Having the opportunity to be player coach for Widnes next season was an opportunity I could not turn down. The Three Rivers cup was a real learning curve. However, I am looking forward to getting started now and building on the platform left by Ollie”.
“Taking the step up to Division 1 will be exciting and I will give 100% to ensure Widnes continue to be successful”, added Richard.
Richard will wear his number 19 shirt, and this will be available to own ‘n’ loan.
Player recruitment is well underway however if any players would like the opportunity to play for the Wild, they should email Richard in the first instance.
Please keep an eye on the YKK Widnes Wild website and social media over the summer to keep updated about player news, league news and fan events.