Brian Noble: Toronto Wolfpack part ways with director of rugby
Super League newcomers Toronto Wolfpack have parted company with director of rugby Brian Noble only a month.
Noble, 59, has since been responsible for tackling daily activities and recruitment of coaches and players since they evolved through the 2 tiers of their game and was since their formation in 2016 using all the Wolfpack.
But the Great Britain coach says it is now time to move on.
“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time with the Toronto Wolfpack and have as much pride in helping this organisation grow and also to watch us blaze a path for soccer league in North America,” Noble said.
“It has been an experience that I’ll never forget and feel it is one of my best accomplishments.
“I’ve been considering my future because the start of the year plus I feel that now is the right time for me to proceed to a different challenge in the game.
“My assignment has been attained with the shipping of a solid football infrastructure to the club both in Toronto and the UK while being a part of a brand which continues to draw some of the very best talent internationally.
“There’s a fantastic sense of achievement knowing that I managed to assist the Wolfpack organisation in breaking rugby league from its traditional heartlands and take the game to new audiences in North America.
“I’d like to thank (proprietor ) David Argyle, Toronto Wolfpack players and team and the group’s incredible fan base on both sides of the Atlantic, that have consistently made me feel very welcome, and wish them success in their Super League season.
“The team is in great hands with (coach) Brian McDermott and is going to be a group to be reckoned with for a long time ahead.”
Toronto chairman and chief executive Bob Hunter stated:”Brian was an invaluable resource and asset to our business right from the start.
“Our marketing into Super League wouldn’t have been possible without him.
“I don’t just speak for myself, but for the entire organisation, as we want Nobby the best and can not thank him enough for what he’s meant to our team “