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Coaching Announcement No. 2

Coaching Announcement No. 2

Barry Lees23 May - 13:17
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Damon Hall.

The work continues behind the scenes even in the off season, with the announcement of another major signing!

I’m pleased to announce that Damon Hall has agreed to join the coaching & development team for the 2024-2025 season.

Damon is a very familiar face and player around Powder House Lane and has been a major influence over the last few seasons.

Damon started his playing journey with the Vale of Lune U7’s and worked his way right through to the 1st XV. During his journey Damon has represented Lancashire at U14’s and U18’s levels.

Damon went off to study at Ulster University where he managed to make the All Ireland League and represented Queens University, Belfast. On completing his degree, he returned to a job at Lancaster Royal Grammar School where he has now taken over from Chadders as Head of PE.

Damon then went off to play for the 1st XV at Fylde RUFC before returning to Powder House Lane in 2017, where he helped the club to an amazing season gaining promotion. Damon spent the 2017/18 season breaking all sorts of records where he scored 444 points and a total of 43 tries, which surpassed the previous record held for so long by Nick Royal. This led to Damon being selected for the Lancashire Senior Squad playing in the County Championship in 2019.

Damon used this to his advantage and managed to secure a signing for Rossendale but unfortunately this was cut short due to Covid, and he returned to Powder House Lane for the 2021/22 season.

Currently Damon has 88 1st XV appearances racking up a club record breaking 1119 points tally, let’s hope this will continue to grow next season.

When asked about his new role with the club Damon replied with “Overall I’m excited to be part of the current coaching team and I’m hoping to further develop some of the current playing systems we have implemented over the last couple of seasons. I’m really looking forward to working closely with Mark Goodman, Dan Williams and the rest of the coaching team and I hope we can develop some of the talented local young players the Vale have always been so good at producing. It’s a privilege to now be involved coaching at my home club and I am looking forward to giving back to the club that I have spent so much of my youth at the Vale.

Thanks for taking the time to read this and I look forward to seeing you all next season.

Your Director of Rugby
Dan Rainford.

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