Benton and Piper new Cleckheaton coaches

Scott Benton in his playing days.
Scott Benton in his playing days.

Cleckheaton will have a new coaching team in place for the new season with Scott Benton and Gordon Piper taking the reigns.

Backs coach Benton had a spell playing at Cleckheaton following an illustrious career with England, Gloucester, Leeds Tykes and Sale.

Forwards coach Piper is a Cleckheaton stalwart and former club captain.

He has coached the Yorkshire Women’s team and Leeds Metropolitan University and is a former RFU Development Officer.

He also coached Cleckheaton’s second team up to 2013, when he guided the Kestrels to two promotions in three years.

The pair will be assisted by senior first-teamers Paul Turner and Jack Bickerdike.