The University of Gloucestershire All Golds have appointed former England international and Super League player Lee Greenwood as Head Coach.All Golds Logo

Greenwood played for Sheffield Eagles, Halifax, London Broncos and Huddersfield Giants, as well as scoring twice during his two international appearances for England.

He retired in 2010, but already has significant coaching experience with Siddal in the National Conference Premier Division: in his five years in charge at Siddal they became the best side in the country topping the league three times and winning the Grand Final and National Cup.

After finishing his playing career at Batley Bulldogs he moved straight into professional coaching, working as assistant coach with the club alongside Karl Harrison. Both men then moved to Halifax for the 2012 season, where they won the Northern Rail Cup and finished second in the Kingstone Press Championship.Lee greenwood

University of Gloucestershire Director of Sport and All Golds Chairman, Dr Andy Pitchford, said: “We are really delighted that Lee has agreed to join us. He is an excellent leader and coach and we are sure he will have a great impact on the first team and on the aspirations of those players who are developing in our student and academy teams. We are really looking forward to the new season with Lee at the helm.”

Lee Greenwood said: ”I am delighted to have been appointed Head Coach of the University of Gloucestershire All Golds. They are a forward-thinking club run by ambitious people and their long term goals match my own.

“By appointing a young, English Head Coach like myself I think it shows the direction the club want to go in. I am extremely grateful to Lionel Hurst, Andy Pitchford and Rob Webber for giving me this opportunity and I hope this is the start of something special.”

State of Mind would like to wish Lee all the very best in his new career move!