Rockingham Sharks have moved quickly to replace head coach coach Darren Shaw, who had to resign this week due to work commitments.
Shaw told the club’s committee he would not be able to commit from his Bunbury home because of a change to his working hours – something not foreseen before the COVID-19 lockdown.
The Sharks have appointed former Warrington Wolves and Great Britain Scholarship coach Peter Williams as their head coach for their upcoming NRLWA Smarters Than Smoking Season.
Williams is the father of new Canberra Raiders half George Williams and had begun 2020 coaching the West Coast Pirates.
“Darren calling us was a shock,” chairman Rod Fielding said.
“We were getting all geared up for training and looking forward to the start of the season at last.
“I know he was gutted, he really wanted to continue but he was brave to inform us he just could not commit because of a change in his work conditions. We wish him well.”
Fielding said he was delighted that Williams was able to join the club.
“He’s another top coach and we are very fortunate to have him on our doorstep,” he said.
SharkTV will be talking to Pete next week about his career, and his hopes for 2020