17 June 2018 / Club News

Long-serving Leighton Leaves

After the greatest season in the club's history, Maesteg Quins backs coach Andrew Leighton has relinquished his position due to an increase in work and family commitments.

After nineteen years on the field and training paddock, the one-club centre / wing, joined Maesteg Quins at the start of the1998-1999 season and played over three hundred and fifty games for the club.

Remarkably, whether as a player or coach, of the eight National League titles won by the Quins, Leighton had a hand in six of them. Plus a Silver Ball and President’s Cup. That is an enviable record for any sport person.

Everyone at the Quins hopes Andrew will not be a stranger, wish him the very best and when the pressures decrease - return.

Chairman Robert Williams complimented Leighton’s contribution to the club.

‘To have played over 350 games makes you an outstanding servant to Maesteg Harlequins rugby. To have done so whilst playing a major part in the clubs’ rise up the National Leagues even more so.

Additionally, adapting and improving to the rising standards while ascending the leagues to win multiple titles makes for an exemplary playing career. To then transfer the success onto the training paddock and help take the club to an incredibly high level, is an absolutely outstanding achievement from an exceptional servant of Maesteg Harlequins rugby.

Hopefully Andrew will have time to spend at the club which he helped take up seven leagues.

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