DMP Recruit New Forwards Coach

1 week ago By Tom Bulmer

Mark Luffman becomes the latest addition to the Mowden Park coaching team

Darlington Mowden Park are delighted to announce that Mark Luffman will be joining the club as the new men’s forwards coach. The coach joins the DMP setup following a long stint as head coach of National 2 North side Otley. Mowden Park’s Director of Rugby Danny Brown was delighted to welcome the new coach to the DMP setup: “To bring in someone of Mark’s calibre is fantastic for DMP and will help to progress the current players and also those coming through the club. Mark is one of the most respected coaches in the game and that is proven through his continued work with the RFU developing young players on the elite pathway. Just in the first few sessions Mark has settled well and the players have responded working together with the experience of Garry Law and John Newton I believe the team are in very good hands and we look forward to seeing what the season brings.”
Mowden’s new forwards coach joins the club following coaching stints with England U18s, Yorkshire Carnegie and Otley, and was pleased to be joining the DMP setup: “I’m really excited to be joining the coaching team at DMP and joining a club with real ambition, fantastic facilities and a club that is really embedded into the community and juniors in the area. I haven't coached in National One for a number of years so I'm looking forward to the challenge.”

Luffman’s coaching career comes after a successful playing career with Leeds Tykes, and the ex-hooker was excited at the new challenge ahead of him: “Clearly I’m joining an established and successful coaching group but hopefully I can add some new ideas from my experiences and we can together develop a successful and exciting brand of rugby that players and spectators enjoy. By the end of the season I hope to be challenging at the top of what is an ever more difficult league.”

Updated 17:26 - 20 Jul 2017 by Tom Bulmer

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