September 12, 2022

Poching and Cummins leave Wakefield Trinity

Wakefield Trinity today announce that Head Coach Willie Poching and his Assistant, Francis Cummins, are leaving their roles at the club.

Poching was appointed Trinity’s Head Coach in August 2021 following the departure of Chris Chester and Cummins joined him in November as Assistant.

Chairman John Minards said.

“When we appointed Willie as Head Coach, the nature of the arrangement was that we would review the position in 12 months’ time. Having reached the end of the 2022 playing season and secured our Super League status, the Board have carefully considered all aspects of the past 12 months and decided that we need a change in our coaching set up as we move forward.

These decisions are never easy and this one is particularly difficult given the tremendous effort, passion and energy Willie and Franny have both brought to the club. Willie Poching will always be a legend at Wakefield Trinity and I am personally very grateful for the way he has conducted himself in sometimes very difficult circumstances. Both he and Franny leave with our very best wishes for the future.”