Wakefield Wildcats appoint Webster as assistant coach

James Webster
James Webster

JAMES Webster has joined Wakefield Trinity Wildcats as assistant coach following his departure from Super League rivals Hull FC.

Australian Webster, 32, will reunite with former Hull FC head coach Richard Agar, who was appointed new boss at Wakefield earlier this month.

Webster enjoyed a successful playing career as a scrum-half at Parramatta Eels, Hull KR, Widnes and Hull FC.

He has coached junior teams and is a member of the RFL’s Coaching Development Programme in which he has educated and helped young coaches.

Webster said: “I’m really excited about joining the Wildcats. I have had many discussions with Richard Agar about the club and it is certainly something that he speaks very highly of.

“It is clear that there are many great structures in place for the next few years and there is a sense of the start of something new and exciting, a real clean slate.

“I’m looking forward to continuing my work with Richard and seeing the new systems put into place. I can’t wait to get started.”

Wildcats chief executive James Elston said: “We are delighted to welcome James to the club. Having worked with him at first hand for the past two years, Richard Agar speaks very highly of him and was keen to continue their partnership.

“James’ dedication to his work and commitment to the sport are two great assets that he brings with him to the role and I’m sure that as a team, himself and Richard will do a great job for the Wildcats over the next three years.”

Wakefield Wildcats added a statement saying. “We would like to inform fans that we have spoken to Paul Broadbent about a potential role in the coaching structure, he is currently on holiday considering the position.”

Read Friday’s Wakefield Express for an exclusive interview with Richard Agar and more news from the Wakefield Wildcats.