We are delighted to welcome back former player Gareth Turner, who returns to Coalville as part of the coaching staff, as senior forwards coach.
Turner left Coalville at 19, to sign at then National 1 side Coventry. Unfortunately Turner, who has played across the back row, suffered from a string of long term injuries restricting him to only 4 appearances for the Warwickshire team, whilst also going out to both Broad Street and Rugby Lions on loan.
Turner returned to Leicestershire after his stint at the Butts Park Arena, joining South Leicester. During his 2 year stay, he made over 50 appearances for the club with his pace and power contributing to him scoring 15 tries.
'Tarmac' is currently plying his trade at Hinckley RFC in National 2, where he is helping them to cement themselves into mid table after the previous season's promotion.
Alongside his playing career, Gareth has been heavily involved in nurturing the next generation of players, working as a rugby coach for Leicester Tigers within the community. He has also gained, various qualifications at this time, and is a Level 3 RFU coach.
The club look forward to him joining the Coaching staff next year to join Director of Rugby Ben Toft, who also announced his intentions to recommit to the club for the future in 2019